At a time when the future generations of this country are saddled with almost $17 trillion in debt to repay and actual unemployment flirts around 13%, we need to embrace an “all the above energy policy” that not only fortifies our national security, but also the abundant resources that grace the soils and sands of the Western Hemisphere.
We should no longer be held hostage to tumultuous foreign governments who have successfully kept us from developing our own oil and natural gas here in North America. Just shy of five years ago, the Keystone XL pipeline was proposed. The Keystone would create a direct connection between Canada’s ripe oil sands and U.S. refineries in the Gulf coast. Such a connection would increase our energy security, create jobs, and stimulate economic growth.
Its time to stop stalling and approve the Keystone XL pipeline.