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Greens blast Obama as oil flows
through southern Keystone leg

The Hill [DC], by Laura Barron-Lopez

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/23/2014 5:39:19 AM

Oil shipments on Wednesday began to flow through Keystone XL´s southern leg. TransCanada announced the start of oil deliveries to Gulf Coast refineries on Wednesday morning. The shipments run from Cushing, Okla. to Nederland, Texas. While not as controversial as its northern leg, which is still under review by the State Department, the decision by the Obama administration to allow the flow of oil through the southern Keystone leg is stirring controversy. Green groups like the Sierra Club blasted the administration for failing to adequately review the pipeline. “Today’s announcement is a painful example of President Obama’s all of the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: OUACHITA, 1/23/2014 6:35:35 AM     (No. 9702087)

In another lifetime (before mid 1960´s) the Sierra Club was a venerated outdoors organization dedicated to outdoor sportsmen hiking wilderness areas.

Today it´s a dedicated socialist organization hiding behind a radical environmentalist agenda.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/23/2014 6:45:12 AM     (No. 9702097)

I look at the photos of these protesters and I read their signs and I wonder if they are connected to reality. If no one drills or fracks for oil and gas and if nuclear plants are prevented from being constructed or updated and the refineries are shut down and coal can´t be mined, where do the protesters get energy to light their homes and operate their vehicles? Or get food delivered to their local grocery store or heat the water for their showers? Petroleum products are used in all kinds of ways that the activists probably don´t realize. Do they really understand that limiting the nation to candlelight and a fireplace is not the way any of us want to live?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 1/23/2014 7:27:02 AM     (No. 9702139)

I bet the Saudi Princes are worried too. They have managed to stop the Keystone Pipeline from Canada so far thus stopping us from getting oil from anyone but them. The Greenies really think it has to do with the environment. NOT!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jsulman, 1/23/2014 8:35:35 AM     (No. 9702214)

Most of these protests are driven by the media and actually only a handful of people show up. I was raised in South Eastern Conn where Electric Boat has a prominent foot print and during time I lived there (70-80) was when they were building the Trident submarines. I remember watching the protests on TV and it seemed like thousands were at these protests all dressed in their grim reaper garb.

Well, luck would have it I got a job after college at EB and one while I was there they launched a new Trident. I had heard there would be protests so during what was suppose to be the height of the event I wandered outside to see what it was like. Honestly, there were maybe 30-40 people and that was all. Later that evening I watched clips of the protest on the news and again the angles of the camera and the way they clipped their shots and blended the protesters with bystanders like myself made it seems like there were hundreds if not thousands there.

My bet is that this is the same type of event, a hand full of nuts getting way more attention than they deserve.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/23/2014 9:41:53 AM     (No. 9702319)

The Sierra Club is dedicated to destroying the modern industrial economy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 1/23/2014 9:42:37 AM     (No. 9702320)

Someone needs to inform Laura Barron-Lopex obama´s permission was not needed to construct this leg of the pipeline and he has NO control if or when it operates.
I wonder if the idiot greenies are aware of How Many Pipelines criss-cross the area in Nebraska and Kansas where the proposed Keystone would cross the lands.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/23/2014 10:18:35 AM     (No. 9702378)

No comment from the senior citizen protestors about how the crushing debt will destroy the lives of their grandchildren. Shame on these hypocrites.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/23/2014 10:42:57 AM     (No. 9702417)

I believe that the environmental movement was invented in the old soviet union to hamstring America economically. They are not shutting down the oil industry in Russia and they have had all the worst environmental disasters including the draining of the Aral Sea, Chernobyl, the Rusting Nuclear fleet at Vladivostok. I recommend that the environmentalist all go over where the movement started and clean it up first!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/23/2014 1:48:24 PM     (No. 9702708)

Greens, since you are in to colors...let us know where you live (exactly) so we can ´water your grass´!

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