Democrats inside and outside the Washington, DC beltway are pointing to the merits of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and presidential economic advisor Larry Summers made a pretty interesting analogy in explaining to a crowd gathered Tuesday at the Brookings Institution why pipelines are the best choice to transport energy. Summers explained using trains for transport is a century old solution.
“If you think about it, we’re in the 21st century and shipping oil on trains is an early 20th century technology,” Summers said, after a long pause. “And so I would hope that we would be able to work through the various environmental issues more expeditiously than we have and I am very much aware of the toll that the Keystone issue has taken on relations with a crucial U.S. ally.” He added: “But it’s a complicated issue.”
In Georgia, AJC Reporter Daniel Malloy reports: a Democrat U.S. Senate candidate, Michelle Nunn, highlights the role energy is playing for the U.S. economy and criticizes Democrats who blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline:
“But too many Democrats play politics by dragging their feet on the Keystone Pipeline, while Republicans block renewable energy initiatives that would reduce our long-term dependence on fossil fuels.