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Letter: Many citizens oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Many citizens oppose Keystone XL pipeline

Recently an East Aurora resident wrote blaming President Obama for not moving forward on the Keystone XL pipeline. Hopefully this resident can remember the protest East Aurorans raised against the building of a Walmart store in their community a few years ago. How more adamant would they be if the pipeline was headed through their community? They certainly would be out in droves to protest.

There are a large number of groups and communities in the Midwest that are protesting the route of Keystone. There are any number of senators, congressmen and governors who want to be re-elected who have to confront these protests. What are their options?

This isn’t a cut-and-dried matter. This isn’t a case of “build it and they will come” but a case of “build it, but not here.”

Give Obama a break.

James Weig

Tonawanda