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The Keystone Pipeline, Delay is the Name of the Game

Slicker Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 12:11 PM
Let's live up to reality..Our Govt. doesn't want to go forward with the Firestone pipeline. Reason is, that they want to keep the OPEC nations counting on us to fund their countries and keep the dollars flowing over there instead of them depending on us, we now depend on them.....Another reason is, that our fat-cat politicians cannot get rich and line their "Hicky Freeman" suit pockets as they do now if the coin was turned over to the other side...It's all about the $$$$'s. It's not about the availability of what we need as Americans, but what matters to the American oil companies, politcians and those who are involved in the oil-trading.

The four-year saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is a textbook case of the game Washington politicians play. To avoid making decisions that might anger one constituency or another, they appoint a committee or commission a study and then sit back, hoping the report never comes in.  If they don’t like the results, they commission another study.

The application to permit construction on the Keystone pipeline was filed in September 2008. Since then, four reports have been produced on the potential environmental impact of the pipeline—each coming in with essentially the same conclusion. Earlier this month, the US Department...