Real Clear Politics
Tillis said most of the public supports building the pipeline, and that that support would only increase if people knew more of the facts. He argued that if private companies want to take on the financial risk of the pipeline, government shouldn’t stand in the way.
“If the energy prices go down to a point to where they’re not going to fulfill the capacity of the pipeline, that’s a risk that a private company is willing to make,” Tillis said. “They’re willing to put $8 billion on the line, create 40,000 jobs. And for people to say well, it’s not ready yet, I trust the private sector to make those sorts of decisions, and TransCanada is prepared to make it.”
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