Keystone XL Pipeline

OK, I have heard enough about this Keystone XL Pipeline.  This is the pipeline that TransCanada Pipeline wanted to build winding its way from Alberta's Tar Sands (some call it Oil Sands) through the middle of the US all the way to the Texas gulf.

President Obama vetoed it and republicans claim it is politically motivated and it would have created jobs and lessened our dependency on foreign oil.  Jobs, yes.  Foreign oil, no, Canada is a foreign country, get it.

Where is it in the agreement that the oil coming from the Tar Sands has to be sold to the US?  Its not.
Where is it in the agreement that the oil would be sold to the US at market prices?  Its not.

Bottom line is that this was never a good deal for the US, its a great deal for Canada, they get to either sell their oil in the US or have access to shipping via the Houston Ship Channel to sell overseas to the highest bidder!

Did you ever wonder why Canadians don't build their own pipeline from Alberta through the Rocky Mtns to British Columbia and the Pacific Ocean?  I don't, why bother when you can have Americans do it for you?

Lets not be suckers.  Keystone XL is terrible for America!


  1. Anonymous3/19/2012

    Exactly, great post. NO keystone.

  2. William3/20/2012

    It makes no sense to build a pipeline if we aren't guaranteed 100% of the oil pumping through it.