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What's Good About Keystone

It won’t create many jobs, but it will strengthen U.S. energy security.
Canadian crude.

Canadian crude.

Photographer: Jimmy Jeong/Bloomberg

Keystone XL is back -- along with the usual misconceptions about its virtues and dangers. There should be no doubt, however, that President Donald Trump’s executive order advancing the project is a good thing.

The reason is simple: By carrying heavy crude from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast and beyond, Keystone XL would strengthen U.S. energy security.