What's at stake in Obama's Keystone ...

What's at stake in Obama's Keystone decision.

There are 7 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from May 20, 2013, titled What's at stake in Obama's Keystone decision.. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

A lot of what's known about carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be traced back to a chemist named Charles David Keeling, who, in 1958, persuaded the U.S. Weather Bureau to install a set of monitoring devices at its Mauna Loa observatory, on the island of Hawaii.

By the nineteen-fifties, it was well understood that, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels, humans were adding vast amounts of carbon to the air. But the prevailing view was that this wouldn’t much matter, since the oceans would suck most of it out again.

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Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#1 May 20, 2013
IRS = President Obama's HIT SQUAD

DOJ = President Obama's HIT SQUAD

Jay Carney laments Fox News; then has Google send Fox News reporters and producer's emails to the DOJ

President Obama gets his 'enemies'

'we're going to PUNISH OUR ENEMIES and we're going to REWARD OUR FRIENDS who stand with us on issues that are important to us'

Yep, that's the type of Chicago thug in the White House.
Sheik Yerbouti

Furlong, PA

#2 May 20, 2013
Once again I ask-are you illiterate or just incapable of staying on topic?
Lamer

Norwalk, OH

#3 May 20, 2013
he's retarded

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#4 May 20, 2013
What's at stake in Obama's Keystone decision?
JOBS. Get it going and the government can afford a few more Solyndra's or Chevy Volts.
john mccdonald

Noblesville, IN

#5 May 20, 2013
RustyS wrote:
What's at stake in Obama's Keystone decision?
JOBS. Get it going and the government can afford a few more Solyndra's or Chevy Volts.
rustea still question dr. obamaycare!!;-00

“Seriously guys...”

Since: May 12

Regina

#6 May 20, 2013
Here's what's at stake no matter what happens. One way or the other that oil will be heading for the US no matter what. It can go by pipeline or train.
However, even the railroad companies don't really want the job because they know pipelines are statistically safer than rail for transporting oil.

Not just that but rail transport would put MORE CO2 into the air than a pipeline, which when operating smoothly, creates ZERO emissions.

My primary concern is who's building it. In an industry full of accidents and safety violations, Enbridge is a bit of a stand out.
william

Whitby, Canada

#8 May 21, 2013
Secure flow of oil to the USA,without political intervention,unlike the middle east

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