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I read your one-sided editorial on the Keystone pipeline. Just like Dick Lugar, you are not really being truthful. First of all, the land the pipeline will be built on will be owned by a foreign company, TransCanada. This calculates to almost 19,000 square miles. Now, what if TransCanada decides to sell the pipeline and land to another foreign nation with which we are not on good terms? Why would we sell so much of our nation in the first place to a foreign nation? Why isn’t this land being leased or rented? If we can’t protect our southern border, how are we going to protect a 1,700-mile pipeline that will run in some wide, open areas? What are these 20,000 jobs? TransCanada said the most they know of would be about 6,000 jobs that may last no more than two years. Canada didn’t want the pipeline going across its country to the East coast; why should we want it?

Lugar says all the oil will be ours. That is not true. Ninety-seven percent of this oil will go overseas. And, the last point is environmental. Why would we want to risk the water supply for the Great Plains? That is our breadbasket. I hope you print these points in your paper. Don’t lie and sugarcoat like Lugar does. I have voted Republican since I could vote, but this issue really has me upset because no one is telling the truth. Lugar and Dan Burton are not telling the whole story on this pipeline.

Dana Eller


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