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Thanks for nearly week now since Nebraska governor Dave Heineman.
Approved the new plan for the Keystone Pipeline still no movement fell.
From the Obama administration on this in terms of approval Ezra Lamotte joins this answers the author of ethical oil he's been on with -- number of times and joins us now to say what that they'd better get move -- on this -- what.
Well listen though the official objection by the Obama administration was that the root in Nebraska was questionable one now that Nebraska's toll on side.
Both Democrats and Republicans and by the way the Teamsters union that they can hardly get to work.
Obama really doesn't have any excuse and remember this is the question of whether or not Americans should use oil americans' -- -- -- love to drive and apply.
The question is which oil will Americans you -- right now America's importing about 800000 barrels a day from Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.
This keystone XL pipeline would directly displaced that a while bringing down Canadian oil sands oil and Bakken oil from North Dakota it's a no brainer for jobs for security of supply.
And to stop paying Hugo Chavis that.
Is your angle on this the ethical side of this we see oil up today 97 and change I think it's interesting I was looking at some of your writings on this and you have criteria.
When you look at the say are what's an ethical move in the oil world and has to have to do with environmental responsibility -- Mulder for issues -- name them all but.
That's what we're gonna come back to on keystone the other three are peace treatment of workers in human rights.
I guess the first one environmental responsibility.
If you're -- as you are that would be the question on keystone.
What that's actually.
All for these come to play because.
I mean environmental responsibility obviously Canada and the United States have far higher environmental standards independent courts a free press to scrutinize the conduct of companies from the companies themselves are publicly traded compare that to dictator or call football -- OPEC.
Where it's government run companies like Saudi aramco and Venezuela's.
Database that they don't have a free press if there's an oil spill the media won't talk about and even if they do there won't be consequences compare that to how we treat polluters in North America so environmental responsibility you bet.
But it's not just that.
We use our oil resources -- revenues in Canada the United States for peaceful purposes not so the conflict regime's treatment of workers -- you know you work in the Bakken oil -- you can make a 150 grand a year as a welder.
Where is in OPEC countries they have for an indentured workers who want even allow the right unionized for example.
Who are treated really one notch above -- and finally.
Human rights I -- in many OPEC countries like Saudi -- -- and I ran.
Women aren't even allowed to vote they pain gays by the thousands and -- Randy stone women to death -- it's just such it.
Different ethical character so I believe.
That the keystone XL pipeline should be built for economic reasons but to my liberal friends my progressive friends I would say live up to your own values by North American ethical oil stopped by any foreign conflict oil.
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Thanks very much desert joining us from Toronto and with more.
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