Approve Keystone XL

A decision due early next year from the US Department of State forces the world's largest oil-consuming country to look at energy with uncharacteristic realism. The decision concerns the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect the oil sands and heavy-oil producing region of Alberta with refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.That the project faces controversy defies logic. The US frets obsessively about dependence on oil from the Middle East. When a large supply becomes available from a friendly neighbor, however, it balks.Antioil campaignThe contradiction grows out of an eternal campaign against oil woven into the coarse fabric of environmental extremism. The campaign has a familia...

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