President Obama to fast track southern portion of Keystone XL Pipeline

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    It's still a great-opportunity to slap-around the.....

     
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    Thought that was already under constructioin by a private company?? How the hell is Barry gonna fast track something thats already being built??

    The only reason Barry is doing anything on that pipeline is because he thinks folks won't know the only reason he's doing anything is because he thinks it will help his re-election bid.

    High gas prices are a bitch.
     
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    Granny says dem Canucks is always tryin' to tell us what to do...
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    Hurry Up on Job-Creating, Tax-Generating Keystone XL Pipeline, TransCanada Exec Tells Congress
    April 11, 2013 - The man in charge of TransCanada's pipeline business says it's time to "proceed expeditiously"with the Keystone XL Pipeline.
     
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    It will?

    How?

    America will not OWN the oil.

    The oil will go to the highest bidder.
     
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    The GOP left Obama little choice but to suspend construction when they presented him with an arbitrary cut off date for completing the environmental impact statement for re-routing the line away from sensitive areas in Nebraska. They knew exactly what they were doing: creating an artificial issue with which to bash Obama.

    In the meantime....oil and gas production has reached such levels that the Keystone is rapidly becoming less important, if not downright redundant. Within less than a decade, we won't need any Canadian oil at all, so now the only point to building it is to provide an export outlet for Canada and so they don't have to build any new refineries to process it. Do we really want to take the environmental risk for that? Canada can manage its own oil.

    Also, though that portion of the Keystone isn't being built....yet...there is a boom in pipeline construction which isn't restrained by anybody. For instance, there are TWO new oil and gas lines being laid within a mile of my house right now and they just completed another one less than 2 years ago. The southern portion of the Keystone is passing through Lamar County, Texas as we speak, a mere 50 miles from here.

    The point is that in spite of the hoopla and political grandstanding, this President obviously isn't averse to pipelines as they're going in all over the place to tap the newly available resources in the Baaken, the Eagle Ford, newly opened deep-water offshore sites and even the old Permian Basin of West Texas, which has recently seen it's recoverable reserves re-estimated at 90 years worth of 2 million barrel a day production.
     

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