Keystone XL: Jobs. Security. Now.
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The ad above the Chamber started running today in major national newspapers make plain and clear that Keystone XL is about JOBS. SECURITY. NOW.
There are two things we know will result from the delay in moving forward with the Keystone XL pipeline project: lost jobs and less energy security. Yet, despite the wishes of the anti-energy opponents, the delay won't mean oil from Canada's shale will stay in the ground. This Washington Post editorial nails it:
Even under optimistic assumptions about greening the world economy, the United States and every other nation will demand immense amounts of oil for decades. The resulting upward pressure on oil prices provides a massive incentive to develop previously unattractive oil deposits, such as those in Alberta’s tar sands. Nixing a pipeline that would bring more of that oil to U.S. refineries wouldn’t cut that demand, it wouldn’t shut down Canadian production, and it wouldn’t make any difference to global carbon emissions.
Then there's this critical editorial from The Detroit News that declares Keystone XL could "help put America back to work" and "give the country a measure of energy security."
Delay only means America loses out on both.
At 4:15 p.m. ET today on Fox News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto, Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue will discuss the administration's delay of the Keystone XL decision.