The last thing Americans, or the American economy needs, is another jump at the gas pump. A new report by Consumer Watchdog finds that's what America will get if the president approves Keystone XL pipeline.
It is clear that there are far cheaper fuels -- efficiency, solar and wind to replace coal and natural gas in the U.S., and biofuels or electricity elsewhere to reduce oil intensity. So how much $100 fossil fuel can the world afford, climate aside?
We don't need tar-sands oil from Canada, yet Big Oil is determined to force us to let them pipe through our nation so they can export it abroad. And now we've got some shocking evidence of just how high a price we could end up paying.
As summer gives way to our back-to-work lives, busy execs will likely compare notes at Chamber of Commerce luncheons about the economy and job creation. We can all imagine those conversations, but here are a few you won't be likely to overhear.