Breitling Oil and Gas Texas Morning Podcast #273

Environmental pressure groups and their allies on K Street and in Hollywood are pushing hard to make the Keystone XL a “last stand” turning point for the modern environmental movement, much like fracking was the cause de jour of last season. For their eager enablers in the media, it’s working, at least superficially. Time magazine, in its continuing, sadly desperate efforts to remain relevant, has declared Keystone the “Selma and Stonewall” of the environmental movement. It’s hard to decide whether such silly hyperbole is merely laughable or even offensive. Comparing an industrial project that creates jobs, economic benefits, and has been found by the US State Department to have negligible environmental impacts to seminal events in the struggle for equality truly boggles the mind. Let’s stop stalling and approve the Keystone pipeline.

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