Skip to comments.Canada: If No Keystone XL, We'll Sell Our Oil To
Posted on 12/21/2011 8:42:01 PM PST by Kaslin
Energy Policy: Canada's prime minister restates that if there's no Keystone XL pipeline in the works, not to worry. Our northern ally will still be our friend as it sends its tar sands oil to Asian markets.
'I am very serious about selling our oil off this continent, selling our energy products off to Asia. I think we have to do that," Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a Monday interview with Canada's CTV National News.
It was the latest warning from our impatient northern neighbor that has used its energy resources to advance job creation and growth and is amazed at the reluctance of the United States to do so or even to take advantage of an offer to import oil from an ally rather than less-than-friendly regimes abroad.
Harper's comments were released a day after the White House sent signals it might balk at completing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canada's tar sands oil to American refineries if the administration is forced to make a decision in 60 days.
The administration says 60 days is not enough time to study the new route agreed to by TransCanada, the Canadian firm seeking to export even more energy to an energy-hungry America. Yet the State Department has been studying the matter for three years, and the proposed new route shouldn't require kicking the oil can into 2013.
Environmentalists say the pipeline would endanger the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska and other states along the route. Yet they ignore the fact that there are 50,000 existing miles of pipeline already crisscrossing the U.S., including Nebraska. The technology is neither new nor unsafe. One of these is the Keystone 1 pipeline, which already carries crude from the oil sands.
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I imagine he’s about as sick of berry as we are.
crazed enviro-whackos screw up so many economic and political issues.... this is nuts.
Just approve the damned pipeline!!
Msg to Idiot Boehner and Idiot Kantor: Pass the damn bill and MAKE OBAMA VETO THE PIPELINE!
Both these idiots need the boot in 2012.. Either out of office (not sure Kantor is up for election but kick him out of power)
With the enemy in our leadership positions we will always fail.
Canada sends oil to Asia. Not to worry, we can get it back from Hawaii.
Zero needs it there to refuel AF1-15 for him, his dog, is wife and kids..
and all his crap.
The House passed the bill, you idiot
I am sure he is
The House passed the bill you idiot
takes one to know one.