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Questions pipeline support

January 23, 2014
Messenger News

To the editor:

Why would a recent Messenger editorial urge fast-track approval of Big Oil's Keystone XL pipeline? According to Sen. Grassley, "Big Oil is doubling ... efforts to pull the plug on the Renewable Fuels Standard." According to the Iowa Corn Growers association, the ethanol industry supports around 55,000 jobs in Iowa and accounts for $5.4 billion of Iowa's gross domestic product. Whatever merits Big Oil's Keystone XL might have, helping Iowa and Webster County isn't one of them.

Chuck Kotlarz

Fort Dodge



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