December 2015 Vol. 242, No. 12

Editor's Notebook

Editor's Notebook: Winners, Losers and Keystone XL Debacle

I have some final thoughts about the Keystone XL debacle, because that’s what it was. That project never should have been the line in the sand in the debate over climate change, because as we all know, any environmental effect would have been negligible at worst. Who are the winners? The environmentalists and their fossil-fuel hating friends; President Obama, who deluded many of us into actually believing he would give Keystone a fair shake; OPEC and other foreign sources of crude, because they have again helped cripple our industry; maybe the oil sands region itself since this form of extraction is not the best method of recovering oil; and my late colleague Carol Freedenthal, who be

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