big oil gets what it wants. too bad they cant see past profits to get into green
power when they are the only ones with the capital to invest and make profits
long term in green power. but lots of profit now is all they ever worry about.
our air and the ocean cant take much more.
Having this pipeline and getting this oil should be a no-brainer. Increasing our
oil supply lessens fuel prices. Lower fuel prices stimulates production and the
economy in general by putting more money back in consumers hands in multiple
ways. Lower transporting costs means lower prices on products at
the stores. And lower pump prices is a totally obvious benefit for almost
everyone.If the U.S. doesn't agree to obtaining the oil from
the Canadian tar sands, Canada will sell it to China instead. Either way, the
oil will be processed and the resulting product obtained. It might as well be to
our benefit as to China's.
@ Iket:Do some research before getting all depressed about our
current environmental situation. Our air is currently cleaner than it was over a
hundred years ago when literally everyone was either burning wood or coal to
heat their homes and businesses. New clean coal burning mandates
have decreased the pollutants of electricity plants dramatically. Plus, almost
all new plants are now burning natural gas, which is even cleaner. We're
also adding nuclear powered electric plants which cause almost no air pollution
at all, and all without dotting the landscape with large windmills that
incidentally killed over 700,000 birds last year, including some endangered
species. Also, the EPA is doing a great job of controlling
pollutants allowed into the oceans within the USA jurisdiction. As such, our
oceans are cleaner than those surrounding over 85% of the world's
countries. On top of that, the green energy industry is growing by leaps and
bounds every year.All told, things aren't nearly as bad as some
of the alarmist reports tend to make their readers believe. There really is
reason to be optimistic. Give it a try by using real facts.
Is it a fact that Texas, North Dakota and Wyoming have all had large explosions
within the last year? And when this new pipeline leaks, who, in fact will pay
for the damage? Canada, Texas, or everyone else?