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  •  The pipeline is not separate from the Tar Sands (0+ / 0-)

    The pipeline ensures Tar Sands oil extraction will continue. We don't need another environmental impact study to confirm what is already well known.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:49:56 AM PST

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    •  Actually we do (0+ / 0-)

      It is a key legal requirement and establishes the official record.  Without laying out the evidence it's only speculation.  Lots of things that are "well known" are pure nonsense.  

      However, a proper environmental analysis will show how bad a project this is

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:54:51 PM PST

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    •  Tar Sands extraction will continue (0+ / 0-)

      with or without the Keystone Pipeline.

      This is really a NIMBY issue - which is fine, send the oil someplace else.  But it's going * someplace * - that much is clear.

      For example, in the past year or railroad transport of Bakken oil equivalent to the volume of the Keystone pipeline has silently fallen into place - which has two implications:

      1) why doesn't * that * represent a "game over" scenario?

      2) the same thing can easily be done for the Tar Sands when  pipeline capacity is full.

      Which might be a while considering the doubling of the capacity of the pipeline already goind to the west coast as well as the plans to start using unused gas pipelines (because of the fraking boom in the US) to transport this stuff to the far eastern regions of North American that are now paying world prices for crude oil

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