jamesn Wrote: Tony you got one thing right ..."As long as we keep the money makers happy. That's all that really matters."... That's right.
The rest of your post is wrong. The oil is here already and will keep coming, so why not transport it by the most efficient and safest means possible? And that is by pipeline.
When it is transported by less efficient means (tanker, barge, rail) even more pollution is added to the environment because all those methods utilize internal combustion engines to move the oil. Plus, statistically those other methods are more prone to accidents.
How may people were killed by pipeline accidents last year? I don't know but I gave you one instance of 47 killed in just one rail accident.
Build the pipeline.