The Keystone Xl Pipeline Essay

2082 Words Mar 14th, 2016 null Page
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man 's needs, but not every man 's greed”. People in this world, even to this very day still yearn for anything they want and perform actions in order to achieve their goals. There have been several instances where we have failed to take time and think about the consequences and impacts our actions could have on society. For the past few years, Canada and the United States have started to build a pipeline that travels through both countries. This pipeline known as the Keystone Pipeline and it carries petroleum across the country. Recently, they have proposed an additional pipeline called the Keystone XL which has not been installed yet. The installation of the Keystone XL pipeline should be disapproved by the United States Government for it will bring both environmental and economic disadvantages, leaving our nation vulnerable
Our country’s dependence on gasoline has significantly increased as a result of the increase in global mobility, which is also responsible for the concept of the installation of the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. It’s path is located all the way from Alberta to the US Gulf Coast, the Keystone Pipeline is a 2925 mile oil pipeline system designed to carry numerous barrels of petroleum per day. The Keystone Pipeline carries petroleum from the oil and tar sands which contain oil, located in the Boreal forests in Canada, all the way to oil refineries on the Gulf Coast.…

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