The Keystone Oil Pipeline Is Dead

Some will jump for joy, others will bemoan its fate.

The saga for one of the most controversial petroleum projects in the last 10 years is over: “Developer pulls the plug on Keystone XL oil pipeline.”

Love it or hate it, this is the final nail in the coffin of that infrastructure project.

Personally, I like the ability to have more fuel resource redundancy from a disaster perspective, yet it is true that oil products are going to be phased out in the coming years as the electrification of our vehicle fleets takes hold.

On that front, there is a $5 billion bill in Congress to convert the U.S. Postal Services vehicle fleet to electric — which makes sense to me. Especially on the delivery side since they are relatively small vehicles and have a daily routine that will allow nighttime charging.
Eric Holdeman is a nationally known emergency manager. He has worked in emergency management at the federal, state and local government levels. Today he serves as the Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR), which is part of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER). The focus for his work there is engaging the public and private sectors to work collaboratively on issues of common interest, regionally and cross jurisdictionally.
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