“Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land down to the Gulf where it will be sold everywhere else,” the president said today during a visit to Yangon, Myanmar. “It doesn’t have an impact on U.S. gas prices.”
The Keystone, which is to carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast, is hotly opposed by environmentalists and by some residents in Nebraska, one of the states in the pipeline’s path.
A court suit is being played out in the state on the issue there and a supporter of the pipeline, Rep. Lee Terry (R), was defeated in the November election by a pipeline opponent, Brad Ashford (D).
Source: Transport Topics