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Open Forum: So, who needs jobs and oil?


Recently Obama suspended construction of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas until after the 2012 elections. Seems there are some “environmental” concerns. The pipeline would have created some 50,000 jobs over the next few years. Last weekend Canada’s prime minister said that if the U.S. wasn’t interested, his country would build a pipeline to Vancouver (Canada) and ship the oil to China.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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