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President facing another round of questions from Republicans on the keystone XL pipeline.
While the White House is saying no to the idea of congress taking the Keystone Pipeline decision.
Out of the administration's hands -- it away and Republican congressman Lee Terry of Nebraska a member of the energy committee.
Paterson welcome -- to the show it's great to have you here -- tell me do you want to be.
Involved in this decision.
Well I think we need to be it's been 16100 days since this -- been fought the permits been filed.
They it looks like -- setting themselves up to four more foot dragging and delays so I think congress needs to take over the issue.
Well you -- -- the president did you get this sense from him that he's willing to modify his position.
No he didn't signal any way -- he criticized that he would talk right off the environmental loves talking points.
About it doesn't really create jobs it's all gonna be supported.
And and just said everything about this is being exaggerated.
-- about the gist of what -- -- -- I guess that washes that -- let's let's go to governor Jerry Brown in California now he's intimate -- he might go along.
With the calibre mining -- -- California lottery show she'll deposit.
Do you buy that.
Think that's a Smart move on has played a shocking to me really that.
That he would make that decision.
As tight as he has -- -- the environmental community but the reality is sixty years of this technology being used a million wells drug.
And yet know -- Instances of ground water contamination from fracking so it is safe I'm glad that he's looking at the science instead of the rhetoric.
You know I cannot imagine.
That the California governor will not buckle under the pressure.
The -- the environmentalists who no doubt will be coming out of the woodwork here.
You would think so I mean they're basically all headquartered in California.
-- so that's why it's shocking that he would even play with that notion.
But the reality is the science does show -- -- experience shows that safe.
And it's such a great.
Job creator why wouldn't -- governor approved that.
Well I and that certainly part of the debate I think -- you know it's a job generator.
A boost to the economy now we see though China trying to get grab a piece of the action what do you make of that.
Well it should.
In surprise me they have invested in the oil sands in Alberta.
They're putting it -- pipeline in Canada.
And so it -- like a natural move -- but I got to tell you are very uncomfortable with a Chinese company which is probably -- -- Or at least -- state money involved in it.
Setting up of fuel stations in the United States at least I hope they use American equipment -- American people the build up.
Well I it's an open question I'm sure they well -- You know to what degree because -- -- a lot of countries out there had issues with the Chinese coming and and making a move on natural resource -- in their country.
To what degree should we try to oppose -- get in the way -- that what makes -- what policy should the government pursue frankly.
Well look they wanna buy them that's fine but I'd -- -- personally have a problem with them coming in and buying all our land and they're doing -- right now we're right oil reserves in Texas and Oklahoma.
And so I've got a problem with that I just don't know has a free trader -- that you shut down.
Because we don't like the Chinese way of doing business we don't want him to own our oil when our land.
But how do you stop that that's the real issue that -- wrestling what.
Well I think we don't like the way they do business -- we realize.
That they're an adversary of -- a competitor of ours it isn't more about -- conflict there then just we don't like them.
Well it's a very good point mitigate it is about -- that this is an economic.
Competition athletic competition it's the new warfare.
Is economic warfare.
But our investments in China of doing business over there is given them so much money.
That they're just going around and investing it in ways and that's still part that I said.
We're trying to deal with I don't know how we shut them down from buying on land and our resources.
But we should at least are looking about we need to be concerned about it well I agree with that congressman Terry thanks for coming on tonight a pleasure chatting with you thank you.
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