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As for why a new pipeline? Pipes can only carry so much. The current requests are for far more than the existing can carry. The solution is a new pipe or alternative shipping methods.
originally posted by: snowspirit
How does it work under NAFTA?
They demand a certain percentage of our oil and we have to deliver? I've tried to Google this and I haven't found anything that explains it clearly.
It seems that if no pipeline, we either send the oil by railway, which is inefficient, or we redo NAFTA?
originally posted by: MOMof3
Obama will veto and become a hero to the american natives.
"Congress is not - nor should it be - in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project," (Sen. Angus) King said in a statement. "And while I am frustrated that the President has refused to make a decision on the future of the pipeline, I don't believe that short-circuiting the process to circumvent his Administration is in the best interest of the American people."
If they already have a massive pipeline cutting the US in half, why build another?