Defeating the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project would not keep Canada from producing crude oil from its oil sands
Several of the project’s opponents believe it would be a decisive body blow which would keep the oil sands in the ground. That’s simply wrong,
I would urge the Obama administration to approve the project and allow construction to begin on the pipeline’s final 875 miles.
This project is completely in step with the long and productive US-Canadian energy relationship. Rejecting it would be a serious reversal of that relationship.
For the US, it comes down to a clear choice: import more heavy oil from its closest neighbor which respects contracts and has similar environmental goals, or continue to get it from a country which has threatened to cut off supplies 5 times in the last 5 years.