To listen to the Obama administration and assorted panic-stricken eco activists, construction of the Keystone pipeline would be some sort of unprecedented environmental rape.
Just as a reminder, here’s a map of crude and natural gas pipelines running throughout the US… Click the picture to enlarge:
A map of all pipeline coverage is here.
The real reason Team Obama opposes the Keystone pipeline? It would boost private sector prosperity and wouldn’t necessarily further empower the government. If the Keystone XL gave the government more power and control, Obama would personally be in the field supervising construction as we speak.