FACTOID: The GOP is trying to make the XL pipeline proposal a campaign issue while the majority of Americans don’t even know what the project is. Yet when polled, those same uninformed Americans say they favor the project. Furthermore, the majority of those who are aware of XL aren’t aware that the shale oil will not be for domestic use here in America. It is destined for sale in Asia. A pipeline will be built through some of our most environmentally sensitive areas from Alberta, Canada to Port Arthur, Texas (a tax-free foreign-trade zone), where it will be transported to the Far East. The Canadians need us because they can’t build a pipeline over their Rocky Mountains to Vancouver.