Columnist Kraft engages pro-con debate on Keystone pipeline
Longtime UW-Green Bay professor of Public and Environmental Affairs Michael Kraft is a nationally syndicated guest columnist on energy issues for the McClatchy-Tribune News Service. His most recent piece involves Canadian tar sands and proposals for the $7 billion, 1,700 mile-long Keystone XL pipeline to send that oil to Texas refineries. Arguing the “con” side, Kraft sees environmental dangers with the plan and a better upside on energy conservation and alternative fuels. To read the piece.
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Kraft’s column is paired with one by UM-Flint business professor Mark J. Perry, who argues that Keystone will have state-of-the-art monitoring devices, Canada has to partner with someone on the oil sands and it might as well be us, and that the economic benefit is too great to pass up.