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  •  The Canadians want the Keystone pipeline (1+ / 0-)
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    because they don't have enough port facilities to ship the tar sands oil to markets in Asia and Europe. There already is facilities and infrastructure on the gulf coast to ship the tar sands oil around the world.

    If the Keystone pipline is not built the Canadians will have to build a pipeline to the Great Lakes ports and ship the oil through the St. Lawrence seaway which would be an environmental disaster in the making. To get the tar sands oil to Asia they would have to build a pipeline over the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver. Very expensive and environmentally challenging.

    Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is not bliss, it is suffering.

    by harris stein on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 12:35:52 PM PDT

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