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Well oil is still hovering around a hundred dollars a barrel as President Obama continues to hold up and oil pipeline from our friends to the north in Canada.
Our next guest is crossing party lines.
Building the Keystone Pipeline would only create jobs what would also improve US.
Energy security joining us now is democratic governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana and I paused on.
Democratic governor because I'm sure you know a lot of your colleagues in Washington don't agree we view YU for the pipeline.
Well I don't agree with a lot of books like these these Democrat or Republican.
Look Montana currently has our National Guard in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And they're there well you know why they're there they're there because there's oil.
That we we don't send our troops off to fight wars if they don't have oil and I can promise you this I'll -- -- that.
Montana men and women will never go to the Alberta border.
To defend an oil supply for Petro dictators this Keystone Pipeline we'll have about 4% of the oil that United States consumes.
And this pipeline is connected to oil.
This is a supply that's second only to Saudi Arabia this is a conflict.
-- source of oil from the United States well into the future.
But what about the environmental concerns.
Well there's a 160000.
Miles of pipelines crisscrossing the United States right now.
And I didn't hear anybody complaining about those every time they fill up their car it's hooked to a pipeline somewhere.
This particular pipeline is just another pipeline but the difference is it's not pipeline that was built with technology or forty years ago fifty years ago sixty years ago.
This is one of the most modern design pipelines in the history of mankind.
These folks who were against this -- when they need to explain to me why they were for the other 160000.
Great point by the way -- Canadians are kind of wavering as to whether they can wait until 2013.
Which is how long this decision's been put off to by the president and the State Department.
Do you think they will -- might they just take -- oral Asia.
-- -- -- this right now that the pipeline that runs from the oil sands of Alberta.
To the Pacific coast in loading super tankers for China is a lot closer than building -- pipeline to Cushing Oklahoma.
There are friends there are neighbors but they are in the oil business and they'd like to sell that oil.
And -- it's important for Montana by the way there's only two states that have been increasing oil crude production during the last few years.
It's Montana and North Dakota in this pipeline runs right through our pocket which is the place it's increasing oil production.
We need pipeline capacity and I have negotiated with this company TransCanada.
To take Montana and North Dakota oil onto this pipeline so -- not -- just about.
Canadian oil we're talking about -- well Montana jobs North Dakota oil North Dakota jobs.
We're talking about Americans building this pipeline.
In Washington DC they can't figure out how to get jobs program idol big -- it runs from Alberta to Oklahoma let's get going.
Well on -- and I can't figure out a lot including how to balance the budget you by the way Montana has.
Are really exemplary.
You say some folks say you can't run government like a business you say wrong you are former -- -- your current rancher actually and and you say you can run a state like a business and that's how you run Montana right.
What we just challenged every expense we never spend a nickel and four cents a -- by.
In Washington DC.
They're not willing to challenge the expenses of questions people gonna wind when -- challenge expenses.
But you know what they need to do that super committee they need to announce today that they're going to cut the budget of congress by 25%.
And then everybody else -- wheels along the way whether they be defense or -- weathered some of these entitlements or somebody who gets their taxes raised.
When they know that congress is cutting themselves back first they'll say all right will all share the pain.
-- Brian Schweitzer all the good ideas are coming from the governor's New Jersey want to and it doesn't matter Republican or Democrat.
Thank you very much governor appreciate it.
Thanks for having me.
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