I took the national survey recently in the month of May 2015, and I support the Keystone XL pipeline project because of the creation of jobs for America and the creation of the advanced system of pipelines. The national survey was from the National Republican Congressional Committee, and it was interesting to be able to see both sides’ opinions and beliefs on domestic public policies. Although I had no opinion on ObamaCare in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee survey, I think that the Obama administration had a great campaign to create jobs for the middle class and have equal pay for men and women in the workplace. When I took the survey for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, I agreed that they were also promoting education. I believe that political surveys are a way to be active as a citizen in the U.S. This sparks my interest to research on how there can be compromise when there is bipartisanship. I do not agree with everything that the Republicans or Democrats vouch upon, but there are some things that I support from both parties. I kept a note of Keystone XL Pipeline project and wanted to research more about it in depth. But from my understanding, the Republican party generally does not want to be taxed, and the Democratic party wants to be able to have equality and jobs.
I researched the Keystone XL Pipeline project, and I think that it should not be delayed, because the United States would be depending on Canada for its oil. That would mean that the U.S. would have less reliance on Saudi Arabia for their natural resources. The U.S. did not have a good relations with some Middle Eastern countries, which poses a risk. I think that the peak oil is a serious matter for politics of the future, and the U.S. should be thinking about foreign nations that they could resort to for their oil. I think that the separation of powers in the U.S. is a plus because this Keystone XL Pipeline project should pass through the executive, judicial, and legislative branch of the U.S. North Dakota should be allowed access to the oil from Canada: “The Keystone XL option would open a direct link between Hardisty and Steele City. As proposed, it could transport 830,000 barrels of oil daily—but not all from the Alberta tar sands: the pipeline would also carry at least some oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. Bakken oil output reached a record of nearly three-quarters of a million barrels per day this past April—a 33 percent increase from the prior year” (McElroy, 1). The oil is important for transportation because major industries are run by deadlines, corporations, transportation, and technology. The oil was planned to move North Dakota through Bakken formation from Canada. The Bakken formation is the production of oil.
McElroy, Michael B. (2013, December). Keystone XL Pipeline. Harvard Magazine. Retrieved