Bill Clinton Says to "Embrace" Keystone XL

Hillary Clinton considering new proposal

Mar 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

Former President Bill Clinton called for Americans to "embrace" the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in a speech on Wednesday at an energy conference in Maryland. Clinton backed TransCanada's decision to proceed with construction of the southern section of the pipeline and reroute the a portion of the line around environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska. “The extra cost of [rerouting it] is infinitesimal compared to the revenues,” Clinton said. On Monday, President Obama also welcomed the construction of the U.S. section of the pipeline, which, unlike a link to Canada's oil fields, does not require State Department approval. The pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast of Texas. "We take very seriously the need to increase our [oil] supply," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.

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