More than four years of exhaustive study is enough. Stop the foot-dragging. Many controversial issues lend themselves to split-the-difference compromises, but the Keystone XL pipeline isn't one of them. That puts President Obama in a tough spot as his administration nears a decision on the proposed $7 billion project, which would carry tar-sand oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. …
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), kicked off its agenda for the 113th Congress Thursday with a bipartisan Manufacturing Showcase featuring products manufactured in the subcommittee members’ districts. On display were over 60 individual products made by the members’ constituents, including medical devices, optical fiber, and 3D printers.
In Effort to Create Middle Class Jobs, Energy and Commerce Committee Puts White House On the Keystone ClockFebruary 13, 2013 | ICYMI
1,608 Days and Counting: It’s #TimeToBuild the Keystone XL Pipeline
During the 1970s, fears of “peak oil” drove policymakers to rethink our nation’s energy policy. The idea that America was running out of precious energy supplies was generally accepted as fact. In response to this energy crisis, leaders in Washington implemented an energy strategy aimed at phasing out traditional energy sources and spending more on developing alternatives. But over the last few years, the energy landscape has dramatically changed.
Costly waste makes program’s path unsustainable