A pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the Texas refineries may have at one time seemed like a “pipe dream” but it is actually partially completed at this moment. Arguments rage daily about the pros and cons of carrying as much as 830,000 barrels of crude oil through areas that would subject to permanent damage if there were problems with the integrity of the system. The subject has become political fodder for debate when it comes to weighing the actual financial benefits of creating the Keystone XL Pipeline over the ability to simply cut back on the dependence for fossil fuels.

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