Obama faces defeat in Keystone

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    NYT wants to keep gas prices high...
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    NYT to Obama: Prohibit Pipeline to Choke-Off Oil Supply
    March 11, 2013 - The New York Times published an editorial on Sunday calling on President Barack Obama to prohibit construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil to the United States from Canada--but not to protect a fragile landscape in Nebraska or anywhere else in the United States.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - the longer it goes, the more it gonna cost...
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    TransCanada: Keystone XL to be delayed
    April 26, 2013 — The chief executive of TransCanada Corp. said Friday the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will be in service months later than expected and cost more as it continues to await U.S. government approval.
     
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    It is perplexing as to why the Obama administration would gleefully approve the Alberta Clipper pipeline project in 2009, yet drag its feet with the Keystone XL.

    Read for yourself from the U.S. Department of State website...

    Permit for Alberta Clipper Pipeline Issued

    Approval of the permit sends a positive economic signal, in a difficult economic period, about the future reliability and availability of a portion of United States’ energy imports, and in the immediate term, this shovel-ready project will provide construction jobs for workers in the United States.

    You might suggest the difference is that Keystone crosses "sensitive" lands which include the Ogallala Aquifer. Here's an interesting bit about that aquifer:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/opinion/polluting-the-ogallala-aquifer.html?_r=0

    It seems that the agriculture industry has some serious questions to answer...

    Chemicals trickle inexorably downward with each rainfall or application of irrigation water, creating a situation that the Geological Survey has referred to as “creeping normalcy.” Over the coming decades, it warned, contaminants will continue to creep down into the aquifer, and more (irrigation) wells will exceed federal safety levels.
     
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    Why should us Americans put in a pipeline for Canadian businesses to get Canadian oil to the Gulf of mexico so to export this Canadian oil to OVERSEAS customers? The oil isn't even for us to buy and use from all that I have read on it? Is this true?

    I mean, WHY should our State gvts be allowed to use Eminent Domain to take our property away from us, so that a pipeline for Canadian businesses can be built to the Gulf so it can be shipped around the world from there?
     
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    Ma'am, that Canadian oil will be fractionated into lots of products that are in high demand overseas, and that demand a hefty profit. Diesel fuel, heating oil, bunker fuels. The heavy stuff.

    Why should we Americans be denied the jobs it will take to build the infrastructure needed to accomplish such tasks? And why should America itself be denied the dollars that such activity will garnish?

    Lastly, why is agriculture allowed to export tens of millions of metric tons of grains each year... while you and I pay record prices for groceries?

    Is not what's good for the ag goose also good for the petro goose?
     

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