09 Jan '12, 8pm

Caving on Keystone XL will not help Obama get reelected: cc @jeffgoodell #nokxl

Caving on Keystone XL will not help Obama get reelected: cc @jeffgoodell #nokxl

He could do the same thing on energy generally and Keystone specifically. It's not hard to draw a clear contrast. One side wants to allow Chinese oil companies to use (and pollute) America's land in order to facilitate the export of filthy Canadian oil back to China. In exchange for this favor to oil company executives and shareholders (the overwhelming beneficiaries), the U.S. will get a few thousand temporary jobs, if any . Mostly the pipeline will just sit there, as pipelines are designed to do, pumping oil from Canada out into the world market with no particular benefit to most Americans and great cost to the ones on whose land the oil periodically spills. (The real case against the pipeline is rather more nuanced, of course, but this is not about the real case, it's about the simple, accessible, public case.)

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2012-01-09-caving-on-keysto...

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