If Obama can not make a choice on the pipeline from Can. to here until after election

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    He should not be able to use anything with gasoline, diesel fuel for Air Force 1 or his Helicopter , Nothing he uses that would require oil he should not be allowed to use. See if he changes his mind then.:razz:

    Better bullet proof his prius

    For someone who hates this way of energy sure abuses it alot
     
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    The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed extension to the existing Keystone pipeline system, owned by energy giant TransCanada, to transport tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the gulf coast. The State Department will decide whether to permit the pipeline by the end of the year.

    Why is there opposition to providing a permit for the pipeline?

    Producing and using tar sands oil requires much more energy and water, and generates three times as much carbon pollution, as conventional oil, which triples the impact on global warming.
    The unrefined tar sands extract, bitumen, is an almost-solid, very corrosive sludge, which must be heated and diluted with carcinogenic benzene to be transported along the pipeline. This makes transportation especially dangerous and prone to spills. In fact, there have already been 14 leaks in the first year of the original Keystone pipeline. Scientists and public health experts are especially concerned about the fact that the proposed XL extension will cross nearly 2,000 rivers, the huge Nebraska Sandhills wetlands ecosystem, and the Ogallala aquifer, the source of drinking water for two million Americans.
    The pipeline would result in substantially higher oil prices in the Midwest.
    What are the arguments for building the Keystone pipeline?

    Proponents argue that America needs more sources of oil from friendly neighbors to make us less dependent on oil from unfriendly or unstable regimes. They also argue that building the pipeline will create jobs, and that since Canada will export the tar sands oil to someone, it might as well be to us. These assertions do not hold up to scrutiny.

    The Facts

    The Keystone XL Pipeline
     
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    The pipeline already runs from Canada to the US.
     
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    Becasue it's a Canadian publication that also claim the pipeline would carry crude oil when if fact it would be unrefined tar sands extract, bitumen and benzene.

    I say we should open up all federal waters in the gulf of Mexico, Eastern and Western coasts(especially Santa Barbara for Exploration and drilling. To hell with that heavy tar shit. Let give exploration companies greater tax credits for new American prospects. But I guess they'll have to pass a law barring environmentalist from endlessly sueing too......
     
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    I agree. EPA needs to be cut back dramatically they way to much power
     

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