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  •  That's a tricky argument to make (1+ / 0-)
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    DownstateDemocrat

    considering that the tarsands oil is coming to the US anyways, just a different part of it.

    For example, have you seen those giant piles of petcoke that have accumulated in Detroit since they've started refining the bitumen there?  And presumably using the refined product in the USA . . ..

    And about the Texas refineries slated to refine the Canadian tar sands - there seems to be no good evidence that they will shut down if they don't get the bitumen.  Instead they'll continue to import crude from SA (or where ever), refine it, and re-export how ever much isn't used domestically.  

    I suppose that's beneficial for the Nebraska wetlands, etc, that at risk from KXL but from a global climate change perspective solves nothing (which, admittedly, you noted you agree with).

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