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Some Obama donors have compared -- in the Keystone Pipeline to present Abraham Lincoln Lincoln ending slavery.
In a letter to the president they wrote this.
Your decision on keystone may not be so waiting but we believe it holds a comparable urgency and importance not strictly as a pipeline decision.
But as a presidential choice that will signal a fundamentally new direction for -- -- nation.
Joining the company now is one of the Obama donors who signed up my house -- -- -- not an environmentalist Steve coach.
Stay welcome to the program -- got to tell you that Reuters is reporting that the president.
A keystone decision into the ended this year maybe into the next -- either pull out a victory.
Yeah I think.
It's a good thing to study this because there are better alternatives than investing in key -- -- keystone really doesn't end -- -- dependence on foreign -- all of -- reduce the cost of -- And there are alternatives that that do accomplish those important goals that we should be investing and.
-- you in your letter you linked -- no on the pipeline and to president Lincoln freeing the slaves.
Now I'd call that a bit of a stretch.
And I'm surprised that would use such a monumental.
-- point of history for America.
As a comparison with a pipeline decision I I think that's a real stretch and I think to some people that will be offensive.
Yeah I and and I can understand that I -- -- -- entrap the letter and I don't particularly agree with with that statement of a letter but I think that the point is that.
It's important to.
A goal here not to go and just when you right by the approving keystone all we're doing is we're changing who we pay for for oil I mean what our goal should be well end our depend.
-- on the foreign oil a whole lot of second you say we gonna change who we painful oil.
Yes I'd much rather pay the Canadians.
Than the salad is who won't let women drive I'd much rather pay the Canadians and the venezuelans who have destroyed their own democracy.
I'd far rather pay the Canadians I mean isn't that a valid point.
You know are given that those two choices like are I'd -- but in fact I would much rather not pay the Canadians at all.
And -- much rather take.
Fell almost half a trillion dollars that we spend every single year.
And we spend it externally.
And it hurts our balance of trade I'd rather spend that internally in America making America.
That'd -- -- fuel capital.
Of the world and I'd -- rather be exporting.
Well that essentially fuel to the rest of the world rather than being up a net importer what -- can help our economy.
-- K state -- we've had a Harvard professor.
On this program who says look the best way if you really want to cut CO2 emissions the best way to do it is -- frak.
-- natural gas.
Inside the United States of America which we have an abundant supply he says look you do that.
And you'll cut back on CO2 was far more than in any -- way possible would say about.
I say that I think that for electricity generation.
Nuclear powers are best option.
And for transportation.
Fuel we can actually make transportation fuel from -- water and nuclear power.
And this a new process that was developed by the navy in late 2010.
That most people don't seem to know about.
No they're actually doing it now to create jet fuel from seawater but what won't watch the time frame on getting back and I've got a few seconds up what's the time frame on getting back to general usage.
Well I think the timeframe is really up to our our our political leaders to put an urgency on this technology because that the technology is really old nuclear power technology the past nuclear reactors were been fifty years ago.
The process itself was invented almost a hundred years ago.
The Germans used in World War II to produce 25% of their gasoline it's and it's a known way to produce.
Fuel and here than the new innovation is producing fuel from seawater plus nuclear power can give us a variety of transportation fuels.
And create plastics from and it's going to give us three dollar a gallon gasoline.
Well yeah I mean that's OK guys guys like that's -- solid on the Steve I'll come targets I'm out of time out of -- that time.
But look thanks for joining the debates we want a free and open debate and -- parliament we appreciate being here thank you -- coach that has plenty of.
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