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    condorcet

    I think the focus is in the wrong place. To me, this pipeline is a distraction to energy issues as a whole. Protesting this pipeline, or any other pipeline, does not resolve the greater issue.

    I'll be honest, I do not see how this pipeline will be stopped. The Canadian government wants it, as do many within our own government.

    I believe our energy should be focused on ways to reduce the need for Tarsands, and petroleum based products in general.

    If this pipeline does not get built, adn we stop all tarsand imports into the US, this is not going to stop the extraction of the tarsands. It will instead be refined in Canada, and exported to other countries.

    The only way to reduce or stop the extraction and use of Tarsands would be to reduce or end the need for oil worldwide.

    Until that happens, Phillips 66, BP, Marathon, Exxon, Shell, and other refining companies will demand access to tarsands, and they will get it.  They have power, not just with our government, but Canada's government and many other governments worldwide.

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