Published in the Feb. 27 edition of The Eagle.
I have been following the Keystone XL pipeline issue since my Freshman year when Nebraska Governor Dave Heinemen spoke at Chadron State College.
I think it’s odd that a Canadian corporation is allowed to pressure the State Department and the governor of my state into granting an eminent domain claim so that they can seize famland and push a pipeline through.
The big piece I hear from talking heads who have nothing at risk in the venture is that “It’ll create a lot of jobs!”
I’m sorry, but if you believe that, you’re out of touch with reality. They won’t hire Nebraskans to put it in, and there won’t be any jobs once it’s done.
The pipeline is a challenge to my state’s sovereignty, and I find it offensive. If the assholes at TransCanada want to make money so bad, they can pipe that bullshit to a Canadian refinery instead of stealing American farmland and jeopardizing Nebraskan’s primary water source.
Note: This will more than likely be the last comic I submit to The Eagle.