Keystone XL Pipeline

Cooper Phillips

What is it?

The Keystone XL Pipeline is an oil system that runs from Canada to refineries Nebraska, Illinois and Texas in the Unite States. It would bring America a much more domestic option for synthetic crude oil and dilbit.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • would provide almost 200,000 jobs in the next 20 years
  • lower gas prices
  • we would be more energy independent from the middle east
  • It will strengthen our international trade relationships
Cons

  • the effort it takes to open up the tar sands will end up hurting out economy
  • some people think it will hurt the economy

Minimum wage increase

About

This is simply the proposition of increasing the minimum wage across america by almost $3

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Increases the standard of living for less difficult jobs, even though teenagers make up a large amount of minimum wage workers
Cons

  • Creates a sense of accomplishment when you receive a pay raise
  • Businesses can still afford to hire more workers and expand their company