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Van Jones, a former green jobs official in the Obama administration and a CNN contributor,
said Friday that if the controversial Keystone oil pipeline is constructed under President
Barack Obama's watch, it could become part of his legacy.
"Now it's the 'Obama Pipeline' and it leaks," he said, posing the hypothetical situation
of a spill along its 1,700-mile length.
"His legacy could be the worst oil disaster in American farmland history.
He's got to make a tough choice," Jones said.
This is the pipeline 48 environmental activists, including the Sierra Club, were arrested protesting.
Preventing this pipeline was considered by many a must win as NASA climate scientist
James Hansen said the Canadian tar sand exploitation was game over for the planet.
Originally posted by Ghost375
It's pretty much like this for every issue.
There can be little doubt that the United States has serious concerns about Enbridge's proposed pipeline linking the Alberta and Kitimat. That's because it would clear the way for China to get its mitts on Canadian oil, reducing supplies and raising prices for U.S. refiners
While environmental-movement protests over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are heating up again in Washington, Enbridge Inc. is making another move that perhaps skirts the more controversial route of building “greenfield” pipeline projects.
Enbridge, with partner Energy Transfer Partners, announced Feb. 15 that they will spend between $2.4 billion and $3.4 billion to buy an existing, 1,100 kilometre natural gas pipeline between an oil hub at Patoka, Ill, to St. James, Louisiana and carry 420,000 and 660,000 barrels per day of crude per day starting as early as 2015.
The conversion will require government approval, but it would be another outlet for Alberta oilsands bitumen and the increasing shale-oil ouput from the Bakken region of North Dakota, the latter of which is dependent on rail shipments to get to market.
And it could be a quicker, harder-to-stop proposal for moving oil around the existing, overloaded infrastructure to markets that are keen to get the oil while the environmental movement is working overtime to try to stop.
Originally posted by Ghost375
Obama doesn't do it, and Republicans will cry for years about how OBAMA should have done it.
Obama does it, and democrats cry about it.
It's pretty much like this for every issue. No matter what he does, half the country will moan about it. And they moan loudly.
Also, anything that happens under Obama gets his name added to it. Health care reform written by congress and the health insurance companies.....smack, let's call it "Obamacare."
Heck even that economic collapse that happened under Bush is Obama's fault.
I feel like everyone's lost their damned minds. He's just one man.
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
reply to post by works4dhs
It would be nice if it would work to lowering our prices, but it won't. Even if it was coming here, all oil and gasoline prices are driven by futures speculation. The source has nothing to do with the world petroleum markets and prices.