TransCanada agrees not to put Keystone XL pipeline in Sand Hills
A Canadian pipeline company agreed Monday to move the controversial Keystone XL pipeline outside the Sand Hills region of Nebraska, wheremany feared it would threaten one of the nation's most important agricultural aquifers.
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Since: Dec 08
#1 Nov 14, 2011
So now What???whats the delay????SHOVEL READY JOBS,and not some WH JOKE!!.....For all HUSSEIN BULLSHIT,we have a great opportunity..Where is NUMBNUTS??..out there CRITICIZING AMERICANS AGAIN....When is this INCOMPETENT GONNA BLANE HIS BONEY ASS for DESTROYING AMERICA???...Do not Hold Yer Breath...ITS GONNA BE A COLD WINTER..BLAME OBAMA!!
Canada has indicated if OBAMA does not act ...the CHINKS will get this Black Gold!!
#2 Nov 16, 2011
The State Department/Obama Adminstration announced another delay in making a decision on whether to allow TransCanada to build a new pipeline across our border. The pipeline would transport between 500,000 and 1,300,000 barrels per day of “friendly” Canadian crude to the oil hub in Cushing, OK as well as to the Gulf Coast through the Cushing Extension. However, it looks like it is back to the drawing board.
The Obama administration is asking for the evaluation of another route which does not cross “ecologically sensitive areas” in Nebraska. What exactly does that mean? Isn’t that offensive to the people’s land who the pipeline will eventually cross? There are hundreds of miles of pipeline across the Oglala Aquifer and they have existed together for years without a major incident. If you look back in the editorial history in Nebraska, it didn’t seem like real local protest against this pipeline happened until during/after the BP spill in the gulf. My prediction was these editorials would delay the pipeline in 2010 and everyone laughed at me. Well folks, here we are almost two years later and now it looks like a decision will be pushed back till after the next election.
Why is the timing important? Mr. Obama has Union support, and Green support. Unfortunately for him, this pipeline has these two groups at odds with each other. If the pipeline is built, thousands of union jobs will be created but the green crowd will be upset with the continued dependence on crude oil instead of clean energy. If the pipeline is not built, the green crowd will be happy but the unions will be upset about losing jobs. So the question is, what is the win-win situation for Mr. Obama? Delay the pipeline so he doesn’t upset either and let the next president make the decision.
In the meantime, Canada will build a pipeline west to transport their friendly crude to China and our gasoline and diesel prices will probably continue to rise and we will be at the mercy of several countries who hate the United States. Also, several other folks who were wishing to get the second and third tier support jobs will be out of luck.
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