Re: Keystone XL Pipeline-Access to World Markets for TransCanada-higher prices in Mid
Everything I have read indicates any oil retrieved from the Keystone XL project will be made available to the highest bidders on the world markets. China is expected to be one of the highest bidders. How on earth Marlin Stutzman expects this to lower American oil prices remains a mystery to me.
Yes, there will be some temporary jobs for workers building the extended pipelines. In exchange we pump oil from the shale fields in Alaska that have a history of pumping not pure oil, but a gritty mix that has caused the original Keystone oil line corrosion resulting in many leaks. What do these leaks do for us Americans...pollute the lands we live on and drink water from. However, by all means Stutzman, go ahead and rush this bill through congress without a plan B for how we will handle this known hazard to our lands & waterways.
Has anyone been noticing the rejoicing being done by the GOP over the Volt production lines being shutdown due to slow demand? I don't see a push coming from the GOP to help reduce the oil dependence of our nation. It just more of the same 'Drill, Baby, Drill' mantra. Call me crazy, but I believe any oils drilled within US boundaries should be sold for use within the US. Pretty sure the enthusiasm for XL pipeline will diminish most rapidly if that were the law. Meanwhile we need to recognize the need for diversifying our energy dependence.
I recently listened to one congressional critic of the Volt (can't remember his name) report that he had tried using a Volt for 1 week. He found it most inconvenient to need to remember to plug it in every night. Maybe his wife or secretary plugs his cellphone and laptop in every night?
"It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature."
Hans Christian Anderson