Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What Happens if the U.S. Rejects Harper's Pipeline?

Harper's pipeline that will ship all the good jobs in the industry South, has hit a bit of a stumbling block.

There are a growing number of Americans who don't want it. And if they don't take it, we could be toast.
Since Keystone XL would cross an international border, it requires State Department approval. Critics have been trying to convince the administration to reject the proposal on the grounds that extracting oil from Alberta's tar sands is extremely destructive to the land, that tar sands oil produces more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil, and that potential pipeline leaks could threaten water supplies relied upon by hundreds of thousands of Americans.

... Right now Canada only has the United States and its own market. There is no other market for tar sands oil. There is no pipeline to get it to a port from which it could go to other parts of the world. There’s a proposed pipeline to take it out to the Pacific Coast, but there’s huge opposition in Canada to that pipeline, so I don’t see that being built any time soon. Really the U.S. is the market. And so what the U.S. decides to do, that will have a big impact on what the Canadians do.
Jason Kenney said today that the pipeline will grow our economy.

Right now, it's not looking good.

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