With all of the money and spend the whole being spent to defeat the Keystone oil pipeline, from Enviro zealots who apparently want us to move back to the 14th century, I’ve noticed a trend in the arguments. The complaint that seems to be prevailing here is that the oil coming from the tar sands is extraordinarily dirty, and will therefore make the pollution problem is that much the worse because of the origin.
This, of course, is where actual thought enters the process. Hold on to your keyboard.
Has the EPA altered standards to allow additional pollution because of the type of oil involved? Or is it going to have to be refined to meet the still existing EPA standards? In other words, there is no any additional pollution risk regardless of where the oil comes from. Regardless of its makeup.
Regardless of any other factor.
The argument against the pipeline is pure fallacy