Re: “Drilling doesn’t lower gas prices” (TNT, 3-25).
The argument that revolves around whether drilling for more oil will lower gas prices is a distraction from what should be a major goal: the reduction of imported oil.
Since we must, for the foreseeable future, continue to import oil, it would seem to make sense to import from our friendly, Canadian neighbors rather than from the Middle East or other countries, like Venezuela, that view us less favorably. That should be sufficient reason to justify the Keystone pipeline.
Another argument against oil development in the U.S. revolves around the fact …