Pipeline conundrum

When the U.S. was developing oil fields in Alaska, the U.S. begged Canada to let us construct a pipeline across Canada to bring that oil to the lower 48 states.

That request was met with, “No way, U.S.A.”

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, why aren’t our politicians refusing to even consider letting them put a pipeline across the U.S. until Canada first lets us build that pipeline from Alaska through Canada to the lower 48 states?

We elect our politicians to support and protect the interests of the U.S. and its citizens, not the interests of foreign companies and foreign neighbors.

The day that oil flows into the U.S. from U.S. oilfields in Alaska through our pipeline across Canada is the day that we should begin to consider allowing the Canadians to build a pipeline across the U.S.

Bob Barfknecht

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