If the Obama administration won't approve the Keystone XL pipeline, which way does Canada go?
Over the Rockies to the Pacific Coast?
That sounds pretty hard.
How about going north to the Arctic Ocean?
Sure, there's ice now. But China's going to use the oil even if Democrats keep seeking the clean energy of the future - and bankruptcies of the present.
The Chinese economy pollutes. And will continue to pollute.
Which is why they'll take the Canadian fuel.
The Arctic ice pack will melt. No need for icebreakers to get to the fuel.
Or the Canadians can just wait a year.
It won't take long for the new Republican president to approve the project. He might do it before leaving Capitol Hill on inauguration day.