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Letter: Why shut down pipelines and buy more foreign oil?

Letter: Why shut down pipelines and buy more foreign oil?

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Enbridge: Line 3 replacement complete; oil will flow Friday

FILE - In this June 29, 2018 file photo, workers are visible at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wis. Enbridge says the upgrade and expansion of its Line 3 pipeline across Minnesota is complete and will become operational on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Canadian-based company's President and CEO Al Monaco said in a statement Wednesday that the pipeline “will soon deliver the low-cost and reliable energy that people depend on every day.” (AP Photo/Jim Mone File)

Regarding “Rep. Cori Bush joins other congresswomen in opposing Minnesota pipeline” (Sept. 4): So we shut down our oil pipelines because fossil fuels are bad and we are supposed to convert to solar, wind and electric (battery) power. But I cannot afford one of those cars. So now I’m supposed to walk more or pay the much higher price for gas?

Under such a scenario, America would be begging the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to start drilling for more oil that we can buy. A few short years ago, we were producing our own oil and selling it to other countries.

Is foreign oil somehow safer to use and our own oil somehow contaminated?

Jean Marquart • Union

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