I’ve expressed my reservations about the Keystone XL Pipeline as a conservative who hates eminent domain, but there may be ways to get around that problem (as I learned from the comment to my earlier post).
The main popular objection to the pipeline is an environmental concern.
How can the pipeline pose a substantial risk to the environment? One class of objections are about global warming. It goes like this:
- If the Keystone XL Pipeline goes through that will increase Canada’s fuel production.
- Increased fuel will promote more fuel use
- Increased fuel use will increase global warming.
The first problem with this, of course, is that man-made global warming is highly doubtful and certainly unproven. The claim that there is global warming going on at all is doubtful.