The Pros And Cons Of The Keystone XL Pipeline

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The Keystone XL pipeline is consisting of 1,179-mile-long pipeline to transport up to 800,000 roughly of barrels per day of oil crude from Alberta, Canada and the Bakken Shale on Montana. This pipeline would cross the U.S border near Morgan, Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, where it would be connected to existing pipeline facilities near Steel City, Nebraska for onward delivery to Cussing, Oklahoma and the Texas Gulf Coast region. The Canadian company TransCanada initially proposed the pipeline in 2005 and applied to the State Department for a construction permit in 2008. However, TransCanada, the company behind the project is still waiting for the State Department to approve it. Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most controversial projects …show more content…
It will be a disaster in global warming. The opponents of Keystone XL pipeline also believe both America and Canada are playing a big role in climate change. On the other hand, some people argue that it has very less impact in environment, but will massively boost the American economy by creating jobs and increasing people’s income. According to a survey which was conducted. Over 61 percent of Americans agree that the Keystone XL pipeline will benefit American economy. (Terry, 62-64). Reducing demand of oil is the best way to improve our energy security, and this project will create thousands of jobs for American citizens and will boost America’s …show more content…
I think the mass producer of carbon dioxide is in the Asian Pacific region. Such as, China and India where, there many corporations that are producing greenhouses, but have no clear intention to decrease it. There are many ways that both U.S and Canada government can come up with plans to reduce the carbon dioxide produce with technology. Moreover, if environmentalist believe that this project will be a disaster for the climate change. Instead, they can transport oil by rails, but bringing oil by rail is also having its risk and hazards. For instance, carrying the huge amount of oil can also be exploded. It can cause severely damage in the air and land. In most severe cases, if there is a big explosion while carrying oil by rails, it might take many people’s

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