Obama Taking A Hatchet to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

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Anyone who thinks that Keystone will happen should make note of this piece in the Daily Caller entitled, Northern red tape: Congressman warns Alaska pipeline could be dismantled in ten years. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings told the Daily Caller that Obama plans to let the Alaska pipeline dry up which will result in infrastructure problems and an eventual dismantling.

“Basically, what they’re doing is allowing the pipeline to dry up,” Hastings said. “The bottom line is, you need to have a certain flow of oil through the pipeline to keep it viable, especially when it’s wintertime … because [then] you have some infrastructure problems within the pipeline.”

The Trans-Alaska pipeline was one answer to end our reliance on foreign oil and as such is an important national security asset. The pipeline carries about 10% of the nation’s daily output.

The loss of the pipeline would be devastating to Alaskans.

I visited the pipeline personally in 2000 with one of the engineers who worked on it. It in no way harms animals, plants or any person. It’s a masterpiece, beautifully maintained, at least until now.

Read more: the Daily Caller

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