Keystone Xl Approval Act Will Bring Positive And Negative Effects

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Muhammad Zam Ramdzam Professor Gruber English 101A 17 April 2015 Keystone XL Approval Act Will Bring Positive and Negative Effects The ongoing debate regarding the urge to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project through Keystone XL Pipeline Project Approval Act has become more interesting as the President of United States, Barack Obama vetoed the act proposed. The Senate tried to override the veto recently; however, such effort end up in failure as their vote failed to achieve two third of the required vote in order to override the veto (“Text”). This project has been the talking of people for years as some wonder the advantage and the disadvantage of this project. Recent poll shows 61% of U.S. citizens want the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Approval Act to be passed. This project requires the approval from the U.S Department of State because the projected pipeline will cross the international border between U.S. and Canada. In addition, according to Molina, the approval of this project means tar sands crude oil will be transported as much as 830,000 barrels per day from Alberta, Canada to southern Nebraska. This project is the extension of the current Keystone pipeline which transport crude oil to Illinois and Oklahoma since 2010 (170). Proponent of this project believe the approval of this project will benefit the citizens. According to Korman, this project will provide the states with safe, secure, and sustainable sources of energy; and enhance the economy growth –

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