Friday, March 22, 2013

Left Side of the Aisle #100 - Part 6

Good News #6: Nancy Pelosi questions Keystone XL pipeline

I’ve talked about the Keystone XL pipeline, the one proposed to carry tar sands, the dirtiest, most polluting way to produce heavy oil there is, from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Environmentalists and others concerned about the environment and especially about climate change have opposed the project.

Now it has a new and surprising person expressing real reservations: Nancy Pelosi.

During a press briefing last week, she said she found it, her word, “amazing” that advocates of the project claim it would create tens of thousands of jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

She went on to say that  “The oil is for export and the jobs are nowhere near that.”

It seems I’m saying "right on" to some unexpected people of late. First Rand Paul and now Nancy Pelosi. What is the world coming to?


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