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  •  Keystone will, if completed, (0+ / 0-)

    carry maybe one million barrels a day (US consumption is about 14-15 million barrels/day).  If the pipeline is not built that million barrels a day will continue to be, as it is now, imported by tanker (from somewhere else) and burned just the same.

    It's extraction is "dirty" to be sure, and the extraction accounts for considerable CO2 emission in its own right (although it's mostly fueled by natural gas), but it's still just a blip in world CO2 emissions . . . not enough to make more than the slightest difference in "global warming" . . . certainly not in the remaining few years when it might matter.

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:28:23 PM PST

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