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  •  So, if the Canadians want it so much why don't (2+ / 0-)
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    bobatkinson, Creosote

    they build a pipeline east or west on Canadian lands?

    Why do we have to deal with the toxic waste produced by the refining this tar sand bitumen?

    Don't we already have enough pet-coke in our environment causing lung disease and cancer in our American neighborhoods?

    Why should we take all the risk and receive no benefits at all?

    Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

    by RMForbes on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 03:34:34 PM PDT

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    •  They Are and They Will - (1+ / 0-)
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      Sybil Liberty

      Although the Northern Gateway pipeline thru BC is onhold, Kinder Morgan is expanding its Trans Mountain pipeline capacity to Vancouver and Puget Sound. And unit trains are heading west. BC's Premier CLark has been pimping Alberta's Premier Redford - basically for more money. Alberta is flush and BC has a huge deficit.

      As for eastward transport, Enbridge is on target to reverse the direction of Line 9 with refining capacity in Quebec and port facilities in New Brunswick. Plus the unit trains, too. Both Quebec and NB are looking at the financial gains of Alberta oil, too - like BC.

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/...

      Keystone XL is just one small part of the expansion of Alberta oil production.

    •  They are (1+ / 0-)
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      johnnygunn

      "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

      by Lefty Coaster on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 04:47:59 PM PDT

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      •  I guess we can't do anything about that (0+ / 0-)

        but we can refuse to allow that toxic waste from flowing over our lands and waterways in single wall pipes. I think they need to clean up the spill of their tar sands in the Kalamazoo River before they start building a new pipeline and the new pipeline should be double walled and electronically monitored ever foot of the pipeline in order to prevent leaks. Tar Sand Bitumen is just too abrasive for a single walled pipeline.

        Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

        by RMForbes on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 05:01:34 PM PDT

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