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Democrats are stalling drilling - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

August 5, 2015

Democrats are stalling drilling

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Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am

President Barack Obama is to decide the fate of the northern leg of the Keystone XL project, which would carry crude from the Alberta oil sands in Canada to the Gulf Coast. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he was confident the project would be approved.

This January, using the United States leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Bush energy and job laws, passed by Congress in 2001-03, began delivering its first 700,000 barrels of oil a day to the Texas Gulf Coast. The Canadian leg of the pipeline is still stalled by President Obama.

Drilling restrictions by Democrats on federal lands shifted drilling to private and state lands, where Democrats can’t stop it.

Hundreds of counties along the pipeline had dramatic drops in unemployment, many below 4 percent.

Thousands of red state landowners became wealthy taxpayers.

Eleven red states are using new oil income to balance budgets and cut taxes.