The Wyden Amendment makes sense. Since we are taking the risk of an oil spill on our homeland from the Keystone XL Pipeline, then all the oil it transports should stay here. And the pipeline should be built and be maintained by American workers -- with American made materials.
Otherwise, we would be relegating our land to be a 30 year stepping stone for Canada to transport its dirty oil to foreign markets.
Moreover, the Wyden Amendment should be used as a model for all offshore and public land drilling. If our country incurs the long term risk of a spill, then it should also get the maximum benefit.
The "free market" will have to take a back seat on this one.
Our environment ain't free -- even to the free market.
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