Just one huge thing we need to review about the Tar sands oil and that is the hazardous waste left after the oil is separated from it.
This waste could become a health risk for two countries later that will incur cleanup costs they can't afford to pay. Why use dirty fuel while we can begin creating alternative fuels that may be similar in costs after the hazardous waste cleanup is included in total cost. hence the term widely used in hazardous waste, "Cradle to grave". This term reflects full lifespan of hazardous waste. Where created, When moved, And where it goes last, And everywhere in between needs to be looked at carefully for our own preservation of life.
Costs of cradle to grave have been hidden or at least not referenced to in the media explanationsof the oil pipelines costs.
Mr Obama, We are counting on a fully transparent cost assessment and explanation as to how Tar Sands Oil from Canada, Including cradle to grave assessments can be less costly than alternative fuel sources.
OK now if we can make this sound fair, Here is the deal breaker: Why should our poor use their tax money they need desperately to fix the problems in American civics to construct a private for profit construction job? The oil pipeline is a failure of legislature to remove it from a bill designed to address the needs of Americans and not the needs of Canadian oil corporations looking for dumb American peoples tax money to build with.