October 27, 2011

Harry Reid & the Keystone Pipeline

Michael Economides, Houston Chronicle


When thinly disguised ideological objections are in the background, the superficial public arguments that politicians employ can be off base to outright silly. This is the case in the October 5 letter by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton objecting to TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, planned to bring 500,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada’s Alberta to the USA, all the way to Texas.. Clinton is expected to make the final decision on the project sometime over the next few months but thus far, she seems inclined to approve it. She said there is “no reason to believe” the State Department is “biased in favor of the pipeline” and “it is better to get oil from a friendly neighbor like Canada than from the Middle ...

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