The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): The State Department’s final environmental impact statement on the Keystone XL pipeline, which says the Canada-to-Texas project would not significantly impact the rate of extraction in the oil sands, gave proponents hope that the Obama administration might approve it. Do you agree, or do you side with critics who say the pipeline should not be built regardless?
I agree as long as they make every available effort to protect the environment from spillage and contamination. Billy Harmon Riddle Jr.
Remember ZERO of this oil will ultimately go to U.S. It’s all for export. And the pipeline will carry heavy, dirty crude that will have to be refined in the Houston area, dumping more hydrocarbons in the environment there. Can you say smog? Gary R. Kromer
That pipeline should never be built, and for those who want it then let it come through your property. Susan Winters
There is no benefit to the U.S. from this pipeline. None of the 3,000 to 4,000 temporary construction jobs or 50 permanent jobs predicted to be created are required to go to U.S. citizens. All of the product transported is for export; it won’t lower gas or oil prices for Americans. Mark Alan Rush
Build it. It’s a much safer and cheaper way of transportation. Don’t believe me? Look at what happened in Quebec last summer. Michael