Questions pipeline support

To the editor:

Why would a recent Messenger editorial urge fast-track approval of Big Oil’s Keystone XL pipeline? According to Sen. Grassley, “Big Oil is doubling … efforts to pull the plug on the Renewable Fuels Standard.” According to the Iowa Corn Growers association, the ethanol industry supports around 55,000 jobs in Iowa and accounts for $5.4 billion of Iowa’s gross domestic product. Whatever merits Big Oil’s Keystone XL might have, helping Iowa and Webster County isn’t one of them.

Chuck Kotlarz

Fort Dodge