KEYSTONE XL: Oil Industry Cash Machine
U.S. consumers should be wary of the Keystone XL pipeline–not just for
substantial environmental and safety reasons, but because it threatens their
wallets. Given the fleeting benefits of construction jobs, the unprovability
of long-term benefits and the negative effect of higher gasoline costs on
consumers, Keystone XL is no economic boon to the United States. U.S.
consumers and the overall economy would bear the substantial risks of the
pipeline without measurable permanent benefit.