TransCanada to reapply 'imminently' for Keystone XL permit

There are 5 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from May 3, 2012, titled TransCanada to reapply 'imminently' for Keystone XL permit. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

Expectations are running high in Calgary and Ottawa that, if he wins re-election in November, U.S. President Barack Obama will approve the 2,700-kilometre pipeline that would stretch from Alberta's oil sands to Houston's refinery complex.

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SpaceBlues

United States

#1 May 3, 2012
Speechless??
NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#2 May 5, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
Speechless??
Unlikely. There will be dozens of stupid speeches on both sides of the divide. The pipeline will go ahead as planned. Nobody opposses the pipeline itself, just the risk to watersheds from a poorly chosen original routing.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#3 May 5, 2012
Yeah, about that pipeline.

They want to allow a foreign company(Canadian) to use American eminent domain laws to steal land from American citizens to build a pipeline that may only benefit the foreign company.
There is no guarantee that all, most, or any of the oil produced will stay in North America.

NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#4 May 5, 2012
WDRussell wrote:
Yeah, about that pipeline.
They want to allow a foreign company(Canadian) to use American eminent domain laws to steal land from American citizens to build a pipeline that may only benefit the foreign company.
If you just want to spew empty rhetoric you could just as easily say that US corporations, taking over Canadian oil assets are trying to make it easier to export underpriced oil back where they make windfall profits on it.

The current export of oil is mostly to the upper eastern US. That pipeline network is overcapacity leading to a plunge in the price of Oil Sands crude. The pipeline to Texas will balance the distribution and also give a source of supply for idled Texan refineries.
WDRussell wrote:
There is no guarantee that all, most, or any of the oil produced will stay in North America.
There is no major export FROM North America. Nobody would guarantee such a thing but it is like guaranteeing that the sun will not rise in the west.

The critical factor is to have a TRUE environmental review of the route to ensure it does not endanger critical aquifers. They Republicans tried to ram it through bypassing the review for want of time. Obama stopped them. Did YOU vote Democrat?

“Denying those who deny nature”

Since: Jun 07

Norfolk va

#5 May 6, 2012
Whoever is in office will need the jobs and will not need the enviromental movement vote at that point. I would not be surprised if Obama signs it in December, win or lose.

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