Glad to see Keystone pipeline back on table
It is encouraging to me that the Keystone pipeline from Canada is back on the table since the rerouting of it has been changed in Nebraska. One would think that Obama would try to approve it this time with the condition that part of this oil supply be set aside to argument the nation's oil reserve. This would require negotiating with OPEC and other oil regulators to keep this portion of the oil off the global market. This reserve could then be used to remove the spikes in gas prices instead of just for wars and natural disasters.
Coincidently, the current nation's oil reserves are stored in salt caves in the gulf coast not far from where this pipeline terminates near the Houston area. I believe that gas prices are one of the main factors of the nation's economy, especially for the poor and middle class, since most of life's basic necessities are produced and delivered by gas and diesel vehicles.
Environmental concerns are far outweighed by this fact at this time.
On the other hand, to justify the huge spending on alternative energy, as far as I can tell, Obama has said or done nothing to soften gas prices so I will not hold my breath waiting for the good news.