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originally posted by: buster2010
One minute people want to cry about Reid and the Chinese solar plant but they seem to no problem with a pipeline that will be shipping oil from a Chinese owned oil company. China now holds 100 percent of Nexen, a tar sands and shale gas company, and also has major stakes in McKay River, Dover, Long Lake and other Canadian tar sands projects. So it's ok to sell out America's independence to the Chinese when the Republicans back it but it's not ok when the Democrats back it.
Do we really have to break all these things down into tiny little components so that people don't have to be uncomfortable when the issue as a whole is discussed?
Really, one can pretend that the environmentalists desire to place animals and plants over humans cannot be separated entirely from the XL pipeline issue.
We can pretend all we want that we only care that the pipeline is not going to be beneficial to Americans, but not everyone agrees on that point, as many people have pointed out that it will create jobs in a sorely depressed job market.
So what say you about that? Energy as a whole in America has to be considered, as Progressives clearly want to sack the coal industry as well as put down fracking, and I guess because they really believe that solar and wind should replace at all costs, even if poor people cannot afford their electric bill from it. Such is the way of Progressive altruism.
Interestingly, some opposition may not even be that altruistic, but rather financial, like this gulfdogs.wordpress.com...
It says some that have voted against the pipeline have between 15 and 50k invested in Kinder Morgans diversified energy which is a competing interest that has a proposal for another pipeline of the same nature.
Another thing I see a lot of is people shooting down articles because of the source sometimes that is justified but not because of slant only if they are known for lies.
The State Department found that rejecting the Keystone pipeline would not stop crude from Canadian oil sands being extracted, refined, exported (whether by pipeline, rail, or tanker), and burned.
However, Kaine maintains that he is opposed to the deal because of its impact on the environment.
“Building this pipeline would dramatically ramp up capacity for tar sands oil that moves us in the opposite direction of an innovative, make-it-cleaner approach,” he said in his statement.