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I think it’s an awful idea. People
need to be saving the
environment, not contributing to its demise.
Bad idea. The oil supplied is being
sold to China, so the
only thing the U.S.
gets out of it is potential oil spills.
THE KEYSTONE XL pipeline would stretch about 1,200 miles—mostly
in the U.S.—from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska. Supporters say it
would bring in about 830,000 barrels of oil a day from a secure ally
(reducing our dependence on foreign oil) and create thousands of
new jobs; they say that robust safety measures would be taken to
prevent polluting spills or leaks. Opponents argue that only about 50
permanent jobs would be created by the pipeline project and that
the U.S. doesn’t need Canadian oil to bring the price of gasoline
down right now or to improve the country’s economy. The risks to
the environment are just not worth it, they add.
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Build it! It’s only a small percentage of the pipelines
that are already out
there. So much
Build the pipeline. Everyone keeps
talking about spills as
if they are guaranteed.
The people who are
building this have no
gain if it is spilling, and trucks are
much more likely to have prob-
lems than a well-built pipeline.
Nancy Jones Foote
Let Canada put it across their
own country. Sure,
some jobs will be
made, but once the
pipeline is built the
jobs are gone—the jobs will
be fleeting. Let’s care about
Is the Keystone pipeline
a good idea? James Keebler I think it is a good idea. The Canadian oil is going
to make it to market
somehow; [it] may as
well be through the