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The President Knows the Benefits of Keystone XL, But Will He Act?

mechanic Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:33 AM
It's for all the reasons for constructing Keystone 2 mentioned in the article, that the occupant of the White House will say no. At which time I hope that the States will gather and do the pipeline into Montana, where a refinery already exists, or North Dakota, South Dakota, and build one, and do the project there in those States, The trucking industry would flourish as tankers would be needed to take refined product to the other States in this nation, except Illinois, and tell the occupant of the White House to go back to Hawaii and not return. The 17th amendment took away States rights, making the Senate a bunch of pawns selling out to the political parties, instead of representing the State that sent them.
GK0 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:47 AM
Because of the Bakkan oil field, North Dakota is becoming a cesspool of illegal immigrants and there's an actual housing crisis. Crime rates have dramatically increased. Housing prices have unnaturally exploded. It's one giant bubble and it WILL burst. No good is coming from this whatsoever, and Keystone will inevitably make it far, far worse.
petroleum engineer Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 12:25 PM
Further proof of your ignorance, GKO. Have you ever been to North Dakota. Do you know the technical skills it takes to be a roughneck on a rig? Every oil play eventually settles down to a stable labor force. It is not a bubble as you say. I think 60+ years in the business gives me a bit of insight.

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