1. Given the importance of domestically produced oil to the U. S. economy, should the U. S. government promote and subsidize the construction of pipeline and/or rail infrastructure? Explain your answer.
2. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of increasing capacity to move this oil by pipeline and by rail. Be sure to include in your discussion environmental, safety, and economic impacts of using each mode.
3. If you had the authority as a U.S. government official, which mode would you choose and why?