US House committee advances bill to force through the Keystone “Tar Sands” Pipeline

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Tuesday at a 33-20 clip to advance a bill – possibly to the full House floor – to cram the Keystone Pipeline down middle America’s throat.

Some are falsely claiming this pipeline will reduce our reliance on foreign oil. The E2 Wire blog on TheHill.com quotes Rep. Ed Markey as saying – “This appears to be a complete fiction, because under this bill there are no guarantees that even a drop of the tar sands oil and fuels will stay in this country.

“This bill is not about energy security, it is not about jobs, it is about oil company profits, plain and simple.”