No Man Can Stand in the Way of Progress Long
04/12/2012 1 Comment
President Obama refused to approve the XL Oil Pipeline allowing Canadian oil to flow to the United States. Bill McKibbin, who will be speaking in Nevada City next week led XL Pipeline Protest in front of the White House and took credit for aiding Obama in his decision to mot approve the pipeline. McKibbin will be crowing about his success in a meeting at the Foundry on the 17th. But, does that mean the Canada will not extract the oil and sell it to nations other then the US. No, they intend to mine oil, process it and then ship it via a pipeline to the West Coast.
The Wall Street Journal has the story:
CALGARY—Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said Thursday it will begin a $5 billion expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline, nearly tripling the capacity of crude oil it can ship to Canada’s west coast—the latest project aimed at moving the country’s rising oil production to markets outside the U.S.
One of McKibbin’s arguments was that extracting the oil generates CO2, so if we do not build the XL Pipeline the oil will stay in Canada. No, it will get extracted and the CO2 generated anyway. The oil will be sold to China who will burn it and generate even more CO2 and the loser will be the America consumer.
You might want to let Mr McKibbin you think that his XL Pipeline protest wash foolish and did not achieve his goal of reducing CO2 production. His actions only raised the price of gas that you have to pump at the station. He created a lose – lose situation with his foolish action. Do not let that foolishness go unrewarded.