At a time when gas prices are rising around the World because of the saber rattling going on between Israel and Iran and the Republican candidates tough talk against Iran, we find gas prices rising.This is not because of a lack of drilling nor is it because of the hold up with the Keystone Pipeline which the Republicans are advocating along with Exon Oil. This is a political year and since the Republicans cannot deny an improvement in our economy, they have latched onto the high gas prices at the pump.
Despite which candidate or Exon’s new ad on the Keystone Pipeline, no President in America, regardless of party affiliations,no Prime Minister in the Uk, no Chancellor in Germany, or no head in the global region has control over the prices we and they are seeing at the gas pumps. These prices are set by OPEC and speculators on Wall Street. The same rises we are feeling are being felt elsewhere in the World.
Much has been made about the Keystone Pipeline from Canada lowering the prices we Americans pay for gasoline at the pumps. I tried to explain the truth on this and sort out all the lies, previously, but will give more detailed information, this time.
The Keystone Pipeline is totally Canadian owned. It is cheaper for them to build a pipeline across the heartland of America to send their crude oil to our refineries in Texas than to continue having it transported by truck or rail across the Continent of America. More Americans will lose jobs than gain jobs as a result of the Keystone Pipeline.
There is absolutely no gain what-so-ever to anyone, other than Canada, the 200 part time workers they will hire, the 50 full time workers they will keep on, and the Oil Refinery Companies who will aid the Republicans in their re-election bids. The oil Companies’ claim along with the Republicans’ claim that it will provide 200,000 new jobs is simply a falsehood and has been called the same by management at Keystone,itself.
The American oil refineries, Canadian oil, China and Japan will all gain as a result of the Keystone Pipeline; not a single drop of this oil is destined for consumption in the United States.
America is running out of water and especially clean drinking water. Our water shortage in America is far greater than any other resources that have been available to us in the past. For more than a decade a couple of companies have been working on taking salt water out of the ocean and trying to refine both the taste, as well as the safety level for human consumption, with mixed results.
No State in the Nation has more underground water than the State of Nebraska. Not only is the State dependent on this clean water so are the many States in which this water drains or who get their water driven energy from the State of Nebraska. Any lack of attention to the pipeline as has been reported elsewhere, once it is established(if it is) will desimate the last bastion of clean underground water in our Nation. It is of utmost importance that this water not be defiled by the Keystone Pipeline. Since the Keystone’s plans are to go through the aquifer region of the State, the decision to admit the pipeline that both Exon Oil and the Republicans are trying to rush, is being held up by the State of Nebraska and the OBama Administration along with the Democrats in Washington until they are certain of the safety to both the region as well as the environment and what could be a major source of drinking water for our Nation, in the future.
Nebraska taxpayers are spending 2 million dollars on the study that will ultimately determine the future of the Keystone Pipeline’s effects on what has been established as the greatest remaining wealth of clean water in the Nation.
Despite knowing the risk that could be involved to the drinking water in the State as well as the environment, the Republicans and Exon Oil are both trying to convince the American voters that they are paying a higher price at the gas pumps because the OBama Administration is standing in their way to lower gas prices at the pump by demanding the construction of the pipeline without further study.
Let me repeat:The truth is the Democrats and the State of Nebraska do not want to further jeopardize the drinking water of future generations nor be responsible for erosion in the Sandhills of the State that could lead to a return to the “Great American Desert.”. When we know the truth and that a drop of this oil will not go to American citizens, then we know the extent of the lies that we are being told.
It is time to eliminate those who protect the 1% and their profits over the safety and well being of the American people in November at the election polls. VOTE for those who most represent our needs as well as the future needs of our children and grandchildren.
In 17 States photo ID is now the law as established by the Republican majority. If you need to ask for help in order to establish this ID do not let your pride,fear, or the manipulation taking place at the election place prevent you from asking for help or stop you from voting. Every vote matters as our own future along with the future of America is riding on this election year. It has never been more important that we all exercise our right to vote and to stop the lies along with the efforts being made to prevent equality for all Americans, by the Republican Conservatives and Tea Party sponsored members seeking election or re-election this year.