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Republican Senator: Cancelling Keystone Means Oil Goes to China, Other Countries, or Less Safe Rail

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Republican Senator: Cancelling Keystone Means Oil Goes to China, Other Countries, or Less Safe Rail

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Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) criticized President Joe Biden’s revocation of the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in an interview aired on Saturday, saying that the oil which would have traveled through the pipeline will go to China or another country or be shipped to the United States by rail, which Rounds said is less safe. “Look, they’re going to pump the oil, and it’s going to go someplace. It’s too valuable not to, and we still need the oil. So, it’s either going to be shipped to other countries, including China, which has not the same type of environmental regulations that we have when it comes to the processing of that oil, or it could come back down into the United States to the specific locations where they actually know how to process it, to actually do that crude oil,” Rounds told Fox News. “This was the most efficient …

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