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Just Asking? Why Should…

…a private company or even a nationalized one have to ask permission of the Federal Government to lay down a oil or gas pipeline such as the Keystone Pipeline?  I could understand crossing the border or the pipeline as a common carrier being regulated like a utility.  I could even understand environmental issues to affect WHERE the pipeline goes.  I assume those companies have eminent domain powers for good or bad but that is not the Federal Government’s concern absent it being on Federal lands (and there is too much Federal land).

BUT why should a company have to ask the President or Congress for the okay to build the pipeline?  Just asking…


Article written by: Elwood "Sandy" Sanders