Recently, among a rash of actions by the President, Mr. Lance stated that the President was right to move both the Keystone XXL and Dakota Access Pipelines to be built.
I have commented on both projects before, but Mr. Lance’s comments deserve to be criticized as what they are; pandering and ignorant.
His support is based on two claims. One that the pipelines will help to reduce the price of oil and two that they have been deemed environmental safe and endorsed by labor unions and business organizations alike.
Well, on the first point, what is his evidence? Oil has remained fairly stable as a result of conservation activities as much as new sources of energy. Also, the Alaskan pipeline was built with many of the same promises. Guess what, the oil from that pipeline rarely made it to the U.S. Market.
As to environmental safety. The number of spills from oil pipelines is not exactly reassuring. As to labor unions and business endorsing the pipelines, well, that makes sense. They benefit from the work.
No Mr. Lance, the President’s action on these pipelines is not well thought out and your support is poorly thought out as well.
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Lance Statement on President Trump’s Executive Action on Pipelines