News Brief 11/8/2011, Cheshvan 11, 5772
Will Obama Lose the Environmentalists on Pipeline to Texas?
When the topic of American energy imports comes up, it immediately conjures up images of the Persian Gulf and oil sheikdoms. In reality the major oil exporter to the United States is a great deal closer-over the border in Canada.
Additionally, this energy is secure, as Canada is a signatory to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and therefore cannot play shenanigans with supplying oil to the United States or arbitrarily seek to diversify its customer base, as occurred in the previous century.