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  •  And with NAFTA (8+ / 0-)

    Canada is not allowed to lower its environmental standards.

    I linked to the debunking of Broder's test drive. Broder is an excellent apologist for the oil industry. Perhaps he is auditioning for a lobbyist position.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:11:08 AM PST

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    •  From your lips to the president's ears (7+ / 0-)

      Few issues offer such stark clarity.  Will the WH side w/ the people who elected it to 2 terms, or will it side w/ Big Oil?  There's no blaming the Hill Goopers for this one, and the relative merits of the competing arguments are painfully obvious.

      I only wish that I was more optimistic about the likely outcome of this critical decision.

      Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

      by RFK Lives on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:38:15 AM PST

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      •  My fear (3+ / 0-)
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        Keystone XL pipeline approval will be used as a bargaining chip to push for limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. That would be a devil's bargain. It would not cover the increased greenhouse gas emissions from refineries handling the heavy oil. It would have to come from the EPA since Congress would never agree to anything. The EPA has not even been able to implement tougher toxic emissions on power plants and refineries, much less regulate greenhouse gases. All of this would be on top of expansion of the tar sands carbon footprint and increased pipeline spill risk.

        It is clear that rallies yesterday, including the 40,000 plus in DC, has gotten the media's attention and changed the conversation. I doubt hacks like Broder would have written an article like this had there not been evidence that opposition to the pipeline was growing and growing louder.

        Be radical in your compassion.

        by DWG on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 10:05:48 AM PST

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        •  I hope you're right but (1+ / 0-)
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          the media managed to ignore ten times that many in D.C. in September 2005 to protest the war in Iraq. And that was the opposition's watershed, where Cindy Sheehan's August protest found confluence with Katrina, and people were becoming so outraged with the Bush/Cheney administration's lack of caring and responsiveness.

          Jon Husted is a dick.

          by anastasia p on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:06:18 PM PST

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