Build the pipeline, just not for oil
May 22, 2013 | 1612 views | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

There is much talk, both positive and negative, relating to the XL Keystone Pipeline. It would pump crude tar sand oil from Canada across the U.S to Texas, where it would be refined and sold overseas.

I happen to be in accord with the latter since in no way does the pipeline profit the American people, but rather exclusively the already bloated petroleum industry.

For the public, what is left is a three-foot diameter filth filled funnel snaking its way south waiting to burst. Those with a positive view have been conned into thinking that this filthy crude will somehow help us to become oil independent.

Nevertheless a pipeline could be a positive thing and truly benefit the people. Imagine if in lieu of the KXL Pipeline, we built an H2O pipeline delivering desalinated water to our decimated states that have suffered through devastating droughts.

The technology is there. No more disputes concerning the shrinking Colorado River while lowering, however infinitesimally, the rising ocean.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Zizelis

Bayside

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