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  •  There Is No Governing Ability to Offer Mitigation (10+ / 0-)

    of any significant degree.

    The most we can hope for at this time is to add resistance to the supply.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 06:25:46 PM PST

    •  The people that will profit off of the pipeline (11+ / 0-)

      are polluters who would love to control both houses of Congress and the White House, eventually.  They already put tons of money into backing/owning Tea Party candidates.

      They would love to get rid of or strip down the EPA, public schools, etc., basically any part of government that they don't see as useful to them personally.  I don't know about you;  but, if you like clean air, safe water to drink, etc., you don't want to vote for any Tea Party candidates.  They could care less if most Americans live like third world people if it lines their pockets.

      •  umm . . . (4+ / 0-)
        The people that will profit off of the pipeline are polluters who would love to control both houses of Congress and the White House, eventually
        . . . eventually? They already do.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:19:57 AM PST

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    •  benamery21, you need to spend more time (11+ / 0-)

      researching the validity of this claim:

      If some fraction of the cost of all of these projects is applied to energy efficiency, renewable energy production, carbon removal, etc. it would be possible to significantly reduce carbon emissions, to the eventual point of stopping the increase in atmospheric carbon, and reversing it.
      It would take a lot more than energy efficiency, renewable energy production and carbon capture and removal to reverse the damage that has already been done by global warming, let alone even come close to reversing the damage that will be caused by the Keystone XL pipeline:
      Even if we were to halt all greenhouse gas emissions today (which is practically impossible), we wouldn't see any significant reversal of global climate change trends for many years. In fact, it could take as long as 1,000 years to return to a climate similar to that of the Earth in its pre-industrial state [source: NOAA].
      I live in Southern California, and we have seen a visible increase in air pollution this year...unfortunately, part of that smog is coming from places as far away as China:
      Los Angeles experiences at least one extra day a year of smog that exceeds federal ozone limits because of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide emitted by Chinese factories making goods for export, the analysis found. On other days, as much as a quarter of the sulfate pollution on the U.S. West Coast is tied to Chinese exports. All the contaminants tracked in the study are key ingredients in unhealthy smog and soot.
      When environmental scientists say that approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will prove to be game over for our planet, they know what they're talking about.
    •  Time for people power. (5+ / 0-)

      Let's send a clarion call! No KXL

      A 30-day public comment period began on February 5, 2014 and will close on March 7, 2014. During this period, members of the public and other interested parties are encouraged to submit comments on the national interest determination to Comments are not private and will be made public.

      Comments may also be mailed directly to:

          U.S. Department of State
          Bureau of Energy Resources, Room 4843
          Attn: Keystone XL Public Comments
          2201 C Street, NW
          Washington, DC 20520

      If we really want to straighten out all this crap we really need to think about shit - Holy Shit.

      by John Crapper on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 08:46:01 AM PST

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    •  Why isn't there a governing ability to (1+ / 0-)
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      mitigate?  Maybe that's the real question.

      "So listen, oh, Don't wait." Vampire Weekend.

      by Publius2008 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 10:02:51 AM PST

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