Butchering Keystone XL Facts, George W. Bush Says ‘Build the Damn Thing’
Make private companies happy. Don’t worry about the environment. Stop fretting about long-term sustainability. Forget renewables, property concerns, the safety of our water and air. Make private companies happy.
This was the forty-third president’s message to the current administration at the DUG East conference held by the shale gas industry on Thursday.
“I think the goal of the country ought to be ‘how do we grow the private sector?’” President George W. Bush said. “That ought to be the laser-focus of any administration. And therefore, once that’s the goal, an issue like Keystone pipeline becomes a no-brainer.”
Although it is one of very few issues he has spoken out about,President George W. Bush has struggled to keep his facts straight on Keystone XL. In 2012, he cited estimates that 20,000 jobs could be created by the pipeline …