Piling On: WaPo Now On Board With Keystone Pipeline
January 24, 2013 - 5:43 pm
(h/t Free Enterprise)
Last week, it was ten Republican governors and the Premier of Saskatchewan urging President Obama to move forward with the job-creating pipeline.
Today, a news organization that rarely disagrees with him says it’s time.
After years of federal review, there was little question last year that construction of the pipeline, which would transport heavy, oil-like bitumen from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico coast, should proceed. Thousands of miles of pipeline already crisscross this country. An environmental analysis had concluded that the risks of adding this new stretch were low. An economic review had found that Canada would get its bitumen to the world market — if not via pipeline to the gulf, then very likely by ship to China. Supply would make it to demand, one way or another.
Stay tuned to see who wins: the Big Green lobby so dear to the president or reality.