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All right here's a business -- on that topic for you Americans closer to its goal of energy independence that that has been decades in fact over the last.
US Department of Energy data shows 81% of America's energy needs.
Are being met by domestic resources.
-- highest since 1992.
-- -- Ethical -- the case for Canada's oilsands he says all have to do is look to the north and -- acting completely shut out the mideast.
-- -- joins us now with a pretty interesting idea.
Of how to do that at least one way to do it we were talking -- -- earlier we put -- to our viewers.
As we'd like to put a label on these -- -- right -- Saudi Arabia are made in Canada you think people would shop differently.
That's right -- -- in the United States this country of origin labeling for clothing for toys for everything in Wal-Mart how about for gasoline.
No we don't have to wait for congress in the United States to -- come off.
We can have private certification marks like we have for fair trade coffee.
And I think some Americans wouldn't care where they buy their gasoline from -- all.
Burns the same in your take but I think for those who -- Paul that you think about the ethics of oil well they probably prefer oil from the United States itself.
Or from your friends -- the north here in Canada over conflict oil from Saudi Arabia or Venezuela or other hostile countries like that.
I looked at some of the early responses that the people are putting on our FaceBook page you're -- -- most people that have responded a lot of missing yeah I think the Canadian.
Oil which I think it's an interesting it's a really good discussion because to the first point did you made over the thought many people are gonna say boy I just care about the price and and I'm not gonna get and all these said in terms of politics and wanna go where I'm going and give me the best price and let -- get there.
-- the price is pretty much the same no matter where you're oil comes from and it's a it's a global price and at the pump it's it it's not gonna depend where that oil comes from.
But I think America has a real choice to make since you are importing about half of American oil the needs every year about nine million barrels a day -- about a billion dollars a day.
That's going to foreign countries wouldn't you rather -- well from a friend and it's -- just about morality let me give you an example.
Every year the US pentagon spends about fifty billion dollars patrolling the Persian gulf ceilings if you divide that into the number of barrels of -- America imports from places like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait -- -- -- That's a 54 dollar a barrel subsidy.
So that -- -- actually costing a hundred bucks a barrel.
Discussing a 154.
Dollars a barrel plus the blood of US servicemen and occasionally good has so -- so you're subsidizing that foreign oil because you're the security forces and you're into America.
You're making the case for another source of -- -- foreign oil which is cavity -- -- in Toronto on -- saying.
And I -- as a set a lot of people seem to agree early on business not everybody -- in the oil sands has been an ongoing.
-- conversation we could do more there.
-- that price wrote an environmental defensively environmentalists are on you this is from the global mail -- Ezra -- thinks -- somehow more ethical to replace dictator supporting planet cooking oil.
With dictator free tar sands oil the -- the planet.
Even faster so you're not the best -- apparently of some of the environmentalists.
Well ahead I didn't take that as a badge of honor one day they'll take on the big oil producers like Saudi -- -- -- that don't allow Greenpeace protesters but here's the thing that keystone XL pipeline that would have brought about 800000.
Barrels a day down from Canada all all the way.
To that Texas refineries that -- displaced Venezuelan oil which is not only conflict -- but it actually has a higher carbon footprint.
Then Canadian oil -- -- so the keystone XL pipeline would have been.
Economic currently in it to America's advantage building up pipeline.
It would be strategically in America's advantage by having a security source of -- and finally it would be better for the environment.
His Canadian oilsands oil has less carbon in -- if you worried about that sort of thing.
The Venezuelan heavy oil that well it's a provocative.
Proposal in discussion to book is ethical oil.
The case for Canada's oilsands as all of that thank you very much for coming out.