My problem with this is that coal/gas are not sustainable long term options. We need to find newer, cleaner, renewable sources of energy. Water is the key factor here. Clean water is becoming a luxury. Yeah, fracking is the big thing right now but it's been shown to contaminate the water table. The key stone pipeline is going to be ecologically devastating if its approved. It runs across key water supplies, and oil sands are far more toxic than the conventional crude oil.
The pipeline thing is supposed to create jobs.But there are plenty of jobs out there but nobody wants to get dirty.So who's gonna build the thing.This country is begging for welders but nobody wants to work like that.
Guess we can bring more Mexicans in to build it since that seems to be our labor force these days.