There’s a paradox related to oil pipeline protests: they will not stop nor even slow down the use of oil. Only ridding our society of internal combustion engines will end the use of oil. Internal combustion engines are the reason we have oil pipelines and getting rid of them is the only way to get rid of oil pipelines.
If you listen to the TV news and proponents of KXL, you might think the Keystone XL is all about America. But, what if America has little to do with Keystone XL other than we are geographically located between Canada’s Athabasca tar sands and a deepwater port to foreign markets? Proponents focus their talk on the 42,100 jobs that will be created by KXL quoting the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released by the US Dept of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs but fail to mention those are short term contract jobs. The very same doc they quote is also quoted by opponents of KXL because it says only 35 permanent jobs will be created. Learn more about America’s economic pros & cons with regard to KXL by reading this article.