Now that Congress may consider legislation to authorize construction of the Keystone pipeline, it becomes crystal clear that the real reason behind efforts to stop the Keystone pipeline is global warming.
There has been talk about pipeline leaks and threats to the Ogallala aquifer, but that has all been noise for public consumption.
The real reason for stopping the Keystone pipeline was made clear by Al Gore.
In a plea (Tuesday, February 13) to his supporters on the Climate Reality Project web site, he asks them to sign a petition to stop the pipeline: He said:
“If approved and built, this pipeline, Keystone XL, would carry the most carbon-intensive source of oil on the planet.”
“Join me in telling the U.S. Senate to say NO to one of the most carbon-intensive oils on the planet.”
His message went on to say:
“The EPA estimates that annual carbon pollution from the Keystone XL pipeline could be at least 82% higher than average crude refined in America – if not more.”
He didn’t mention leaks or contamination of an aquifer. He only mentions CO2 emissions from oil from Canada.
Apparently, a supporter of this effort is to be on The Colbert Report to push for signatures for this petition.
It’s been my view that global warming has been distorting energy markets, and this is proof of that.
And, distorting energy markets results in higher prices for electricity and gasoline.
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