In America’s national interest — Canadian oil

posted by
August 9, 2011
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Mark Milke  
Posted in Commentary

"Canada now provides more oil to the U.S. than all Persian Gulf countries combined, lessening America’s so-called 'dependence' on oil from the Middle East, yet environmental pressure groups continue to oppose efforts to expand oil importation from Canada, especially crude derived from tar sands. This study published by Canada’s Fraser Institute and the Competitive Enterprise Institute advocates expanding this trade relationship with Canada." (08/09/11)  
  • I don't have time to read the 134-page report, but the rubber meets the road if you google "Keystone pipeline" and "Ogallala Aquifer." I have no objection to Canadian oil imports, but there's no reason they should endanger one of America's most precious fresh water resources, nor should building the pipeline be the decision of the U.S. Secretary of State.

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