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  •  Sweet! For once, at least for now, property rights (5+ / 0-)
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    bear83, Paulmichael, todamo13, JVolvo, TKO333

    are protecting ordinary people, not the 1%.  Oh, that must rankle the big-money guys in TransCanada.  How dare some bunch of insignificant people in a fly-over state get in their way?

    And kudos to the activists in Nebraska, who have been pursuing all KINDS of tactics, from demonstrations to a barn-raising, from court cases to blogs, to get the word out to people about what the pipeline would mean, and build support for stopping it.

    They're doing a great job.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 08:46:12 PM PST

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    •  Yes x1000 (2+ / 0-)
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      Here in Texas, where there are possibly more Oil and Gas pipelines than roads, the odds of having your land taken for one of these buried bombs is pretty good-- and there's not a damned thing you can do about it.  

      Keystone XL gets the spotlight for good reasons, but at the same time this same tragedy has played out for thousands of people all throughout Oil and Gas states will little mention (since they are not international pipelines).  We almost had a G*d-damned Koch Bros pipeline put through our land a few years ago, but thank God they chose another route.

      The sooner we beat Oil and Gas in general (defeating Keystone would be a great step in that process) and really go full speed converting to clean energy, the better!

      "It was clear that any research would be in the nature of a post mortem." - Rachel Carson

      by todamo13 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 07:45:11 AM PST

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      •  Texas salt dome explosion (2+ / 0-)
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        An explosion occurred app. 20 yrs ago near Brenham that leveled everything for 2 miles. Something big is going to happen somewhere the likes of which mankind can't even ponder. A manmade disaster of Biblical proportions. Texas is a great candidate. I could see the Keystone poisoning the entire Aquifer that is threatened. These things happen.

        “He talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans.” James Carville

        by Mokislab on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 06:17:12 PM PST

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