Last week TransCanada Corp responded to criticism from US environmentalists of its efforts to ship crude made from Canadian oil sands to the US.
American exceptionalism has added the dimension of exceptional stupidity with regard to our securing of future energy supplies.
TransCanada has responded as a rational entity to the confused hypocrisy now dominating the American government about economics in general, and energy efficiency and self-sufficiency in particular.
The clock is running on the bureaucratized mess that Washington's self serving politicians have made of the US economy.
Fantasizing a green future without reinforcing the infrastructure to create it, or to even look at what is actually do-able, has now become the religion of American politicians of all stripes. Politicians, as ignorant of the infrastructure issues as they are of engineering, throw taxpayer IOUs at politically correct soothsayers to waste on beating dead horses, or guessing about technologies in which the USA is now several generations behind!
Washington's IQ-challenged elites in their plush sandboxes, still believe that America is the world's only possible engine of growth. This was made obvious in the last election primary cycle when clueless or worse (suborned) Hilary Clinton said she would reopen NAFTA if elected.
The Canadians said then, as TransCanada says now, if you don't want our oil, gas, metals, minerals, and food products we'll sell them to the Asians, mainly Chinese, so don't worry about us.
America's green future is looking more and more colorless as economic ignorance reigns in Washington's elitist, statist, cultural cocoon.