The route for the Keystone XL pipeline has been tweaked to reduce concerns related to the Sandhills area of Nebraska. Great. Now get on with it.
Canada will develop its oil sands areas, and so will the U.S. places that are part of the same geological formations. So be grown ups about it. Pipeline tech is hardly new tech. We can count on the Keystone line being just about as good or bad as any other pipeline. Whatever economic spinoff that can come to the states on this is gravy.
Obama and the Dems would be wise to move on, and not give the GOP an issue to crow about. besides, what I see here is a compromise. And I want to reward those who are willing to be reasonable.
I, for one, would much rather take a small risk on climate change and buy gasoline from our friends in Canada than spend even more of our money on oil from the murderous dictators of the Middle East (and Africa) (And the nut in Venezuela).
I highly doubt one pipeline will do much to change the job picture in the US, but even a few new jobs would be a plus.
So for once-in-a-blue-moon, can the Keystone Kops in Washington DC figure out how to get one small thing done?