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posted: 4/9/2014 5:01 AM

Look at motives of Keystone opponents

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Mr. Ellis' March 27 letter in which he suggests marketing our huge supply of natural gas to European countries is one I have supported, with little or no acceptance from my fellow conservatives who are too busy with their negative agenda. This writer is correct. I have a nephew who is a geologist and confirms that our supply of natural gas far exceeds the demand holding the price down thus reducing exploration. He is also correct in stating that this would reduce European dependence on Vladimir Putin, reducing his influence.

More jobs here, reduced energy costs for the world, a deterrent to a KGB thug, helping our trade balance -- so why not do it?

There are two powerful men, President Obama and Warren Buffett, opposing the pipeline. Their motives need to be explored. The environmentalists are strong supporters of Obama, but both men oppose the Keystone pipeline despite the fact that the Sierra Club agreed that a pipeline is the safest way to transport oil for the environment. Buffett owns the only railroad that transports crude oil from the Bakken in North Daktoa. There have been two recent train accidents in the area; one required the complete evacuation of a town. Is there any wonder why he would join our president in opposing the Keystone? One vote for votes and one vote for profits. How will you vote?

R.P. Whalen

Arlington Heights

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