Stopping the Keystone Pipeline Won’t Stop Flow of Oil

Stopping the Keystone Pipeline Won’t Stop Flow of Oil

Four dozen opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and environmental activist Bill McKibben, recently were arrested after they engaged in civil disobedience near the gates of the White House. Some of the activists attached themselves to the fence around the White House and others refused to move after being ordered to do so by U.S. Park Police. Tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17 to protest the pipeline project.

The demonstrators are hoping to convince President Barack Obama to reject federal approval for the line, which aims to carry crude oil from Canada and North Dakota’s Bakken Shale to the U.S. Gulf Coast. But if opponents of the Keystone pipeline are going to stop the flow of crude, they are going to have to do more than just get arrested or hold a rally — they are going to have block nearly every north-south rail line in North America.

When it comes to the flow of northern crude to U.S. refineries, here’s the reality: No Keystone XL? No problem.

via Column: Stopping the Keystone Pipeline Won’t Stop Flow of Oil | Valley News.

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