Rick Perry Talks about the Keystone Pipeline

by Bill O'Connell on February 12, 2012

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Rick Perry at CPAC 2012

At CPAC this week, Rick Perry visited the Blogger Lounge and while there spoke briefly about the Keystone Pipeline.

While President Obama is planning on raising taxes and spending another trillion dollars more than the government takes in for yet another feeble attempt at a government led job recovery, private industry jobs are ready to go, but he has killed it and China stands to benefit. Sure he will tell us that he is only delaying the decision until after the election to give time to study the issue in greater detail.

Similarly, he is bragging now about opening more acreage to oil drilling after he put a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, waiting until the oil rigs sailed into the sunset in search of more favorable countries, so now he can blame the oil companies for not drilling.

But getting back to the Keystone Pipeline, the argument of the environmentalists is that this pipeline will jeopardize a large drinking water aquifer in the mid-west. But this map proves otherwise.

Ogallala Aquifer Map

If you click on the link to enlarge the map you will see that the Ogallala Aquifer is already criss-crossed with many pipelines today and that the proposed Keystone Pipeline passes over the upper corner of the aquifer but otherwise goes around it.

This is purely Obama desperately trying to hold some kind of coalition together. But as in the recent battle with the Catholic Church over ObamaCare and contraception, he has supporters on both sides of the issue, a no-win situation. In this case it is the environmentalists on one side and union construction workers on the other. He continues to build upon his record and that record is a disaster for America.

That’s my opinion; I’d like to know yours. Please comment below.

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