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Discovery Institute fellow: Keystone delay sends wrong message

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After some 40 years of OPEC cartel codependence, many Americans recognize the symbolic importance of the Keystone XL pipeline. It means greater freedom and security. So the latest delay on the decision to go forward on the pipeline construction also calls into question the commitment of Washington to the vital and very achievable goal of energy independence for the United States.

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Scott S. Powell

Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality
Scott Powell has enjoyed a career split between theory and practice with over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and rainmaker in several industries. He joins the Discovery Institute after having been a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution for six years and serving as a managing partner at a consulting firm, RemingtonRand. His research and writing has resulted in over 250 published articles on economics, business and regulation. Scott Powell graduated from the University of Chicago with honors (B.A. and M.A.) and received his Ph.D. in political and economic theory from Boston University in 1987, writing his dissertation on the determinants of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.