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April
23rd

OIL: Pipeline less risky than tanker shipping

Re: “Nothing good will come from Keystone pipeline” (Off the wire, 4-22).

The authors miss the big picture. If the Keystone XL pipeline is not built, Canada will continue to produce tar sand oil, because it is in its economic interest to do so. The tar sand oil will still be produced, refined and burned. So, building or not building the pipeline will have no effect on greenhouse gasses.

If the pipeline isn’t built, the Canadians will have to find another path to the market. That path is to increase the size of the pipelines to their West Coast

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