Pipeline prairie It’s time to move forward on Keystone XL Pipeline approval will help put our nation back to work - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2014/02/28/its-time-to-move-forward-on-keystone-xl/#sthash.vNaeak7i.dpuf
Several years ago, political economist Robert Reich asked a rhetorical question that bears repeating: "Wouldn't it be better to have a jobs program that created things we really need - like light-rail trains, better school facilities, public parks, water and sewer systems and non-carbon energy sources - rather than things we don't, like obsolete weapons systems?"
Bakken oil has been deemed by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as more flammable and severely dangerous to ship by rail, and is even more difficult to clean up in the event of a spill. It’s no wonder that Iowans are standing up against Bakken crude being shipped through their state. The $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline just isn’t worth the risk to Iowa’s towns, farmlands, and the traditional lands of Native Americans. - Oil Change Intl - 2-10-16