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  •  ah, the $64 question... (2+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest, ek hornbeck

    will obama approve the keystone xl pipeline.  i think that we're about to find out how thin the soles of his shoes are, because there are an awful lot of people who are going to hold obama's feet to the fire on this issue.

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:55:26 PM PST

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    •  is there a sorta approve, sorta not approve? (2+ / 0-)
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      joe shikspack, ek hornbeck

      some weasel way to handle it?

    •  Keystone will bring the bitumen south (2+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest, ek hornbeck

      from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast to be exported to Europe. It will mean expansion of the Tar Sands once the pipeline is constructed. It will be bring dirty diluted bitumen or dilbit across the US from north to south.

      What the Canadians are fighting most of all is the east/west Enbridge proposed pipeline that will go from the Tar Sands cross the province of BC to Kitimat. It will bring super tankers into the Douglas channel that is full of islands. It means super tankers will travel the BC coastline and bring the risks of another Exxon-Valdez type of incident, except dilbit is much worse. It's dirty oil. The port of Kitimat is used to ship the dilbit  to China and Japan.

      ❧To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:25:17 PM PST

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