I meant to post this story, this morning.
Those who have to do with this Keystone Pipeline might begin its construction on our side of the Canadian border, using existing routes and right-of-ways to take the pipeline to the Gulf. It would transfer oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to the Gulf.region. The pipeline, the oil field production and all those jobs (trucking and otherwise) related to this project should total between 6,000 and 10,000 jobs, almost immediately.
You are going to hear a lot about the Bakken oil reserves in North Dakota. Many believe that it might hold as much oil as is found in Saudi Arabia. The pipeline, under this scenario, would not need federal approval since it is using approved passage. . . . . . . . brilliant !!
And the pipeline will bring 7 billion dollars into the economy, all private sector money, none of it taxpayer dollars. Additionally, most of the jobs will be union jobs.
Could the GOP take this circumstance by the horns, forge some union alliances and use this situation for the good of the coming election? We will never know if we don't try.
Let's see what this talk will draw from the clowns in the Obama Administration.
Should be interesting.