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  •  The XL pipeline is the line in the sand (13+ / 0-)

    (no pun intended) we need to draw.
       It's a killer, one that the Human Race simply cannot afford. It also provides no appreciable benefit to the American People, despite oil industry lies to the contrary.

       Beyond that, there's a unique symbolic significance to be gained in overcoming the stupidity, ignorance, and blatant greed attached to this project.
       We are already late in the game and we are behind, but winning this one would provide an opening to begin to turn this game around.
        And it's all the more important because this is no game. This is about the future of the Human Race and of life on this now hospitable planet.

    "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

    by elwior on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:31:02 PM PST

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    •  KXL only represents 1/4 of tar sands production (3+ / 0-)

      over 70+ years. Its the single biggest pipeline.

      That makes it a symbolic target.

      The Tar sands partners have 3.5 mbd of pipeline planned, KXL is about .9mbd

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:44:05 PM PST

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