china will have as much right to the resulting oil as the USANot to mention, China needs the oil more than us, right ???
we would not be entitled to do anything other than buy it from the world market just like china
in short, you have no point
canada will be able to put its oil in the world oil market using a pipeline thru its own territoryWe can get all we need from the middle east. Screw Canada, who needs them.
makes no difference to us whether the oil comes from the middle east, venezuela, nigeria, mexico or canada. it is imported oil
again, you have no point
other than we will have to forfeit $1 billion our American workers would have otherwise earned had the pipeline gone thru the USA
i am willing to bet the study, once completed, will indicate that the cost of environmental abatement of the additional emissions for 300-500 years will far exceed that dollar amount
then we will also not have to sustain any damage to our nation's aquifers, or disturb the wildlife habitat
nor will we subject our citizens to the forced loss of use of their real properties so that a canadian pipeline can be built to further enrich the oil industry
yep, as soon as mechanical plotters were available i saw the writing on the wall and shut down my business while i could still walk away with a profit, at age 23. it was also the date i passed my PEBy the way, you posted an awful lot just to admit you were wrong. Now I know why you "once owned" a surveying and drafting business.
only to later retire at 51
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
Keystone XL pipeline is the wrong target for protesters - The Washington PostBut rejecting the pipeline won’t reduce global carbon emissions or the risk of environmentally destructive spills.
Canada’s government — and rising world petroleum prices — guarantee that the country will extract the oil from its tar sands, and that Asia will take it if America doesn’t. That means using pipelines to transport Canada’s heavy crude hundreds of miles to the West Coast and then shipping it abroad, burning fossil fuels and risking ocean spills along the way. China already has a large stake in Canadian oil production. Plans are already in the works to build the necessary pipelines.
Critics fall back on the allegation that petroleum companies want to export much of the Canadian oil abroad after refining it in Gulf Coast facilities. With access to the world oil market, they can and should have that option. But if export markets are that attractive, Canadian crude will reach them without transiting the United States, and American refineries will get their low-grade crude from somewhere else. The bottom line remains: The more American refineries source their low-grade crude via pipeline from Canada and not from tankers out of the Middle East or Venezuela, the better, even if not every refined barrel stays in the country.
Producing energy is a dirty business, and it will remain so for a long time, even with the right policies. Part of facing this reality is admitting that how the world produces energy must change over time. But another part is accepting that oil production will continue for decades and clear-headedly managing the risks — not pretending we can wish them away.
Even the liberal Washington Post believes the pipeline should be built.
"I can explain it to you but, I can't understand it for you"
I wonder what the truckers that had hoped to transport the steel pipe from the coast to the construction site think about this delay???