Give Me One Good Reason Obama Should Approve Keystone XL


Wieners, Brad [2014], “Give Me One Good Reason Obama Should Approve Keystone XL”, Business Week, New York, 07 de marzo,

Business Week
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Viernes, Marzo 7, 2014
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A number of strong arguments appeared to be in favor of Keystone XL when it first became a national story, beginning with jobs. Several US representatives and senators testified that the pipeline would yield 20,000, 40,000, or even 100,000 new jobs. The other big case for Keystone was the chance to rely on a friendly neighbor for oil rather than on an unstable Middle Eastern regime. A $5.4 billion infrastructure project would provide the U.S. economy a welcome boost and added tax revenues - more than $3 billion over its lifetime, according to the market analysis in the January 31 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL prepared by the US Department of State. According to Carbon Tracker's analysis, by facilitating tar sands oil production the proposed pipeline will result in carbon emissions equivalent to 46 new coal burning power plants.