Pete Buttigieg had a hearing interview today and had to explain the loss of 11,000 union jobs on the mostly completed Keystone pipeline. The US Government has not put a penny into the project and it will cut the dependence of foreign crude oil. Killing it won’t reduce the gas consumed in the USA it will just shift the source to several unreliable vendors. So the Canadian crude will be exported west via the TransMountain and get exported. It will feed the US refineries in Washington State (which has some pretty high prices because of the need to import from offshore.) Killing Keystone won’t stop rail shipments, but Joe doesn’t mention that part. The pipeline is more efficient, less risky and an employer. Indigenous groups were to get a royalty, but given the track record of government in aboriginal treatment, the shortfall won’t be made up. So look forward to more substandard services.
Buy American is a great idea as long as it doesn’t involve buying aluminum, most of which comes from Canada, along with softwood lumber and energy.
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