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  •  It has to start somewhere, and Keystone is it (0+ / 0-)

    There has to be a moment at which one project, just one appendage, one more (just one more!) addition to the Great Big Happy Miracle Giant Growth Stuff Machine gets stopped.

    What'a a good place to start stopping?  I'd suggest Keystone XL.  Going after "The Oil Industry" or "Big Energy" won't work - too diffuse, too many targets, too many disparate interests, and the lift is just too damned heavy.

    Keystone's going to be shipping the most carbon-intensive synthetic crude in the world, and doing so with the assistance of ample flow rates of benzene and other goodies needed to keep things liquid.  If we collectively can't stop a monstrosity like that, and then move on the the next thing, then let's just give up now, and see what's on cable.

    Yes, yes, a meaningless gesture, I'm sure - kind of like John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry, or Gandhi going to the ocean to make salt.

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