Blogger Robert Rapier discusses arguments on both sides of the Keystone XL Pipeline debate. Calling for “truth in advertising,” Rapier says “the debate should be on the basis of factual information,” not hyperbole and opinion. Rapier favors the pipeline, believing it would improve U.S. energy security, reduce our oil dependence and create new jobs. Offering the arguments of environmentalists James Hansen and Bill McKibben who oppose the pipeline, he says their opposition is not credible. In the interest of an informed debate, Rapier suggests weighing jobs and extra consumer costs instead of potential temperature change 60 years in the future.
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