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Pipeline Death By a Thousand Studies

Bob62 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 5:12 PM
Environmentalists are Liberals, which is to say that respond with knee-jerk reactions rather than actually gather all the infromation and make thorough decisions... Still... Keystone is wayyy too 2011... Past-tense and done... a mini-result producer... Log onto USGS.gov and search for Green River basin Oil-shale... this is God's gift to us, to lift not only America, but his entire world back into what he created... 6 times the oil known to exist in the world, right here in our heartland!!! I attempted to get the link, but this was the latest I could find: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3063/pdf/FS11-3063.pdf Apparently, the 2012 "final" document (2012-1016) was removed and sent to the Department of the Interior and buried!!!
peaceman Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 6:51 PM
Talk about blowing smoke up everyone's a**, the author is hallucinogenic as the best guess on jobs runs about 6000 and they're temporary as opposed to the Transportation bill that needs funding by June 30; Senate approved it 74-22 but the House won't approve unless they get approval of the Keystone pipeline. That's coercion on a very bad idea for oil extraction and is nothing more than pure political hubris. If this fails it would result with 1.9 M workers losing their jobs, at least temporarily, and would stop the creation of another 1M new jobs. The 'Keystone' supporters have been trying to discredit the science but are not faring well in that effort, and for good reason. The environmental costs are real and extensive with its broad
peaceman Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 6:52 PM
dark environmental impact on communities; the results of fracking have already had wide-spread impact.
There has never been a more "shovel ready" project in history than the Keystone XL pipeline, which has been exhaustively engineered, studied, reviewed, and re-reviewed as Obama tries to kill the project without admitting that's what he's doing. At stake are about 20,000 immediate jobs, a secure supply of North American oil, billions in private investment, and the global efficiency benefits of connecting a major crude source to the world's most efficient refining center. The latest news is that rather than simply say "yes," Obama is conducting yet another open-ended study.

The original permit application for the project was...