In this New York Times Op Ed the author, Thomas Homer-Dixon, a Canadian professor in International Affairs and author of “The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization,” explains why it would be a favor for the US to not allow the XL Pipeline to be built. He concludes: Mr. Obama must do what’s best for America. But stopping Keystone XL would be a major step toward stopping large-scale environmental destruction, the distortion of Canada’s economy and the erosion of its democracy. For the full opinion click here.
The benefits of building this pipeline are short term at best and the jobs building the pipeline would be better used shoring up our deteriorating roads and bridges and implementing sustainable energy projects.