Deb Fischer (NE)- Republican
by: Megan Shepler
Deb Fischer is on the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. She was born in 1951. She is a junior Seante from Nebraska. She was elected in 2013. She is a stauch conservative republican. She wants to eliminate the EPA, and she wants the greenhouse-gas regulations to be less restrictive. She also opposes cap and trade policy. She supports use of an alternate fuel technology, and supports production of domestic energy sources, like coal and oil.
The Keystone Pipeline is a pipeline sysem used to transport synthetic crude oil from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada and crude oil from the northern US. The Keystone XL pipline proposal faced a lot of critisim from environmentalists. President Obama rejected this application amid protests about the pipeline's impact on Nebraska's environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region.
-It has the potential to create 20,000 jobs to help create the pipelines
-It will help the U.S. have more oil which will cause oil prices to decrease
-it is environmentally safe to transport the oil
-the jobs are only temporary
-It could have negative environmental impacts
-Possible oil spills
How does Fischer feel about Keystone Pipeline?
Deb Fischer supports the Keystone XL Pipeline and she argued that such interstate projects could require the use of eminent domain power. She wants an increase in the production of oil, and the keystone pipeline will do just that. The Keystone Pipeline will create more jobs for Americans in this time on unemployment, and it will supply the U.S. with a lot of oil which can help lower gas prices.