Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Keystone Pipeline

Actual picture of Keystone Pipeline

Keystone Pipeline is a pipeline that transported oil all around the United States. The pipeline starts at Alberta, Canada. The states or countries that are involved are the U.S, Regina, Saskatchewan, Steele City, Nebraska, Wood River, and Patoka. The controversy was about extension of the pipeline. The jobs that were created by the pipeline is about 5,000-20,000 jobs.

The Keystone Pipeline is a pipeline system that started in 2008, which transported synthetic crude oil and diluted bitumen from northeastern Alberta, Canada to multiple destinations in the United States President Dave Coles stated that 'the Keystone pipeline will exclusively serve US markets, create permanent employment for very few Canadians, reduce our energy security, and hinder investment and job creation in the Canadian energy sector'. . The Keystone Pipeline cost about 5.2 billion dollars and took about two years with the constructions and permits.

The states and countries that were involved with the Keystone Pipeline and the places that the pipeline stretched to were the U.S, Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan, Steele City, Nebraska, Wood River, and Patoka. This was part of phase 1 and 2 of the pipeline route. With the pipeline, now there is over a thousand jobs now for people to help make the pipeline a reality. The jobs that were created by the pipeline is about 5,000-20,000 jobs.
The Controversy was about extending the Keystone Pipeline making it the Keystone Pipeline XL. President Obama warned congressional Republicans that he will reject any attempt to tie a payroll tax cut extension to approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which supporters say would create thousands of new jobs. The original Keystone Pipeline cost 5.2 billion dollars, but with the extension on it would cost 7 billion dollars. There were a lot of people protesting about the pipeline extension. Environmental groups have argued that the extraction of oil sands contributes to climate change and the pipeline poses leak risks.
I believe that the pipeline shouldn’t be extended because this is ruining the environment. There is pollution from it that will ruin our ozone and cause global warming. If there is an oil spill from a damaged pipe, then it will kill the environment and the animals that live in it. I also believe that the pipeline XL is unnecessary and a waste of time. It actually would cost more money than the original pipeline. There are only two advantages from the pipeline extension and that is people are getting more money and the countries are getting oil.

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