Okay, let's simplify.<quoted text>
How does a pipeline to import Canadian oil help with energy independence?
You do know that Canada is not part of this country, right?
America is on a continent, we call call it the North "American" continent. So is Canada, which means for starters-neither is in or off the middle east.(cool huh?) Thus, instant reduction on dependency of middle east oil, because when things are not stable in the middle east, that poses fluctuations and risk for those nations dependent upon it. Like for example-Libya.
You're webbie search for the day-please research and then post back to us, what nations form the orginization called OPEC.
Then, research how many jobs would be opened up, due to KEYSTONE running from the top of the United States (aka the northern continental United states) from Canada (alos the northern continent) all the way down to the bottom of the United States.
That'll be enough for one day-we won't go in to the positive cause and effects on the American economy just yet.
YES to American energy independence!!!!