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More Pipelines in the Pipeline
American Magazine, by Kenneth P. Green

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 12/5/2013 9:24:27 AM

The Obama administration’s ongoing delay in approving the Keystone XL pipeline – which would transport Canadian oil to U.S. refiners on the Gulf of Mexico – is ostensibly based on concerns over the safety and reliability of oil pipelines, as well as concerns over climate change. At first, concerns focused on the protection of the Ogallala aquifer, but once the pipeline was re-routed to minimize such risks, climate concerns came to the fore. Discussing the pipeline last summer, President Obama focused on carbon, insisting that Keystone would not be approved if it will “significantly contribute to carbon in our atmosphere.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/5/2013 9:36:41 AM     (No. 9641190)

This is all so simple: The main goal of this mal-administration is to destroy the economy and put millions more on welfare and be beholden to the government for existence. That means more votes for the socialists, Marxists, communists. The plan is working.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deedo, 12/5/2013 10:43:46 AM     (No. 9641339)

If the risk to the aquifer is eliminated, then they´ll use "climate change" (what a joke). If carbon and climate change is ruled out, it will be animal rights on the threatened species list. If no animal is threatened, they will have blue state legislatures stop it in their territory.

It´s simply not going to get built until there is a better government. Ask the Canadians to wait because we will definitely be interested once the fool in the White House is removed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Griller, 12/5/2013 1:19:23 PM     (No. 9641563)

As long as Berkshire Hathaway owns the Union Pacific Railroad, and as long as Warren Buffet is a friend of 0bama, the pipeline will not be built. UPRR has too much money to be made transporting oil in tank cars. To hell with ordinary Americans.

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