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Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

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posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 06:20 PM
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Well the U.S. State Department has officially stated that the pending Keystone XL oil pipeline project does not pose any major environmental problems?

The SD is not actually "recommending" the project, just short of that however IMO.

We will see who has the next step of authorities.


Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle





-- The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists' hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the heart of the U.S.

The State Department reported no major environmental objections to the proposed $7 billion pipeline, which has become a symbol of the political debate over climate change. Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states in the U.S. — as well as Canada's minister of natural resources — cheered the report, but it further rankled environmentalists already at odds with Obama and his energy policy.

The report stops short of recommending approval of the pipeline, but the review gives Obama new support if he chooses to endorse it in spite of opposition from many Democrats and environmental groups. Foes say the pipeline would carry "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming, and they also express concern about possible spills.



Here's another story with a map




posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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It's going to go forward . A friend of mine works for a company that makes controls for it and they have all been delivered. 30 million contract done, delivered and paid for. It's oil and the world isn't cutting back





posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 06:41 PM
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Our news was saying that now Kerry gets to ponder over the pipeline for as long as he wants, and then pass it off to Obama, who then gets to take as long as he wants.

I think, from the little news we've heard, that the Cdn government wants an answer as soon as possible.

I think the way NAFTA works, is the US has to turn it down, or we have to ship the oil south, whether we want to or not.
A certain percentage of our export (or our use?) has to go to the states, unless it's turned down.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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All I have to say is that if the Democrats including Obama are so concerned with the economy and creating jobs for people , then they look like huge hypocrites (which we of course know they are, just look at his ridiculous SOTU address) not pushing this through as fast as they can.

Push the pipeline!



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 07:42 PM
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ManBehindTheMask
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Push the pipeline!


Yeaaah push pipelines till every inch of land is chewed up and spat and every coastline greasy black..

And after that,...demand more jobs.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 08:03 PM
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Looks like some new welding for me to do thanks for the info!



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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Tucket

ManBehindTheMask
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Push the pipeline!


Yeaaah push pipelines till every inch of land is chewed up and spat and every coastline greasy black..

And after that,...demand more jobs.


Yes cause look how horrible the alaskan pipline has damaged Alaska.........oh....wait.....


Yeah how bout looking up those areas and seeing just how bad it is....hint, its not.....

Nice conclusion jump and doom porn tho



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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Buffet owns the railways that is currently transporting the crude between Canada and the US. Never going to happen as Buffett and Obama are in each others intestines.



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 09:58 PM
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ManBehindTheMask

Tucket

ManBehindTheMask
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Push the pipeline!


There have been hundreds of oil pipeline axcidenys just in the past twenty years. There have been countless oil releases into the environment damaging water supplies and animal habitats.

plus, it is a finite source of energy.

I can't imagine how anyone could defend this

Yeaaah push pipelines till every inch of land is chewed up and spat and every coastline greasy black..

And after that,...demand more jobs.


Yes cause look how horrible the alaskan pipline has damaged Alaska.........oh....wait.....


Yeah how bout looking up those areas and seeing just how bad it is....hint, its not.....

Nice conclusion jump and doom porn tho



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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After hundreds of pipeline accidents and countless environmental damage, this position makes no sense



posted on Jan, 31 2014 @ 09:59 PM
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Big Oil are maximizing their profits by selling our oil on the global market (mostly to China), instead of lowering prices at home with our oil.

"see ya on the oil clean up crew"
-Teddy Roosevelt



posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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I agree. I'm from Nebraska, and Buffet does do alot of oil transportation via railcars. He's the last one to want the keystone pipeline. I would be surprised if they approve this. There's just alot of room for corruption and pollution.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 02:35 AM
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rupertg
Big Oil are maximizing their profits by selling our oil on the global market (mostly to China), instead of lowering prices at home with our oil.

"see ya on the oil clean up crew"
-Teddy Roosevelt


Exactly. And can you guess what will happen when they extend this pipeline all the way to Texas and Louisiana? They are going to have a direct line to the sea so they can pump all that oil onto ships and sell it off to every other country. Which would completely defeat the purpose of the pipeline.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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It would only defeat the publicly stated purpose of the pipeline. I was always sure that was the endgame in mind. Out of sight, out of mind. They make the pipeline exit as far away from any populated port area as possible, then they can embezzle the hell out of it. They report 2 ships a day filled, when in reality it's eight.



posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 08:38 AM
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aoxomoxoa
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After hundreds of pipeline accidents and countless environmental damage, this position makes no sense


The Aleska Pipeline has had a few accidents but those werent' due to faulty pipeline, most of those have been due to morons taking shots at the thing and creating holes... There was one incident at Prudhoe Bay but that wasn't an environmental disaster either by a long shot...

The pipeline is and has been one of the safer man made structures on Earth.....




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