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View Diary: Not Dead Yet: Nebraska's Ongoing Fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline (46 comments)

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  •  People thought it wasn't going to be built? (6+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, cai, jolux, Midwesterners, marina, J M F

    I had already pretty  much decided it was a fait accompli unless people fought a bloody fight and kept going to jail labeled as Eco-terrorists by the real Eco-terrorists.

    The dire straits facing America are not due poor people having too much money

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:45:26 PM PST

    •  Pipeline companies never expect the first (6+ / 0-)

      route proposal to get approved.

      The Tar Sands Partners are very savvy, dont expect them to give up just cause the first or second route isnt approved.

      KeystoneXL represents about 950 barrels a day from a source they think can produce 3.5 million barrels a day. From their perspective they need to build 3.5 million barrels a day of pipeline capacity.

      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 Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:33:53 PM PST

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      •  If that's the case, Roger Fox, (5+ / 0-)
        Pipeline companies never expect the first route proposal to get approved.
        Then each time they move the route, they acquire more and more opponents. That sounds like a good thing to me. Eventually, everybody can oppose it, and then the good work is finished.

        “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

        by RJDixon74135 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:23:49 PM PST

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        •  In the past, it seemed that when similar action (3+ / 0-)

          was taken over different sorts of project, the powers that be relied on a couple of things.

          1. That neighbors would turn on each other, allowing the poorest, and most isolated to become the route.

          2. People would just run out of time and energy to fight it.

          Communities can fight unwanted projects, but they really have to stick together and watch out for each other.

          I am very thankful that is happening here. Thank you to the author for posting this extremely important story, and thank you to the author also for taking the time to speak out on this issue.

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