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It's starting in Canada but going into Texas.. Is Texas part of the U.S.?
 
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Texans have long welcomed the industry because of the cash it brings to sustain agriculture, but they also see its presence as part of their patriotic duty to help wean the United States off "foreign" oil. So the answer to companies that wanted to build pipelines has usually been simple: yes.

Until TransCanada entered the picture. As the company pursues construction of a 1,179-mile-long cross-country pipeline meant to bring Canadian tar sands oil to South Texas refineries, it is finding opposition in the unlikeliest of places: oil-friendly Texas, a state that has more pipelines snaking through the ground than any other.

In the minds of some landowners approached by TransCanada for land, the company has broken the code.

Nearly half the steel TransCanada is using is not American-made, and the company won't promise to use local workers exclusively; it can't guarantee the oil will remain in the United States. It has snatched land and behaved like an arrogant foreigner.

To fight back, Texas landowners are filing and appealing dozens of lawsuits, threatening to further delay a project that has already encountered many obstacles. Others are allowing activists to go on their land to stage protests. Several have been arrested.

"We've fought wars for it. We stood our ground at the Alamo for it. There's a lot of reasons that Texans are very proud of their land and proud when you own land that you are the master of that land and you control that land," said Julia Trigg Crawford, who is fighting the condemnation of a parcel of her family's 650-acre Red'Arc Farm in Sumner, 115 miles northeast of Dallas.

Read more: Taking a stand against oil pipeline - SFGate
 

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I will fight to create more energy in this country, to get America energy secure. And part of that is bringing in a pipeline of oil from Canada...
Really?
Guess you don't know what he means when he says North American Energy Independence right? Are you seriously saying you don't think it's better to get Energy from Canada than it is to get it from the Mid East?

Or are you just a fucking Retard?

Wait don't answer we already know.
 

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Does "We want to be Brazil's best customer" mean anything to you? Rather than utilize our own resources, obama intends to eliminate the possibility of resources in favor of buying oil from Brazil. Maybe it's part of sharing the wealth with poor nations.
 

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I will fight to create more energy in this country, to get America energy secure. And part of that is bringing in a pipeline of oil from Canada...
Really?
Guess you don't know what he means when he says North American Energy Independence right? Are you seriously saying you don't think it's better to get Energy from Canada than it is to get it from the Mid East?

Or are you just a fucking Retard?

Wait don't answer we already know.
So by "this country" he means all of North America?
 

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Texans have long welcomed the industry because of the cash it brings to sustain agriculture, but they also see its presence as part of their patriotic duty to help wean the United States off "foreign" oil. So the answer to companies that wanted to build pipelines has usually been simple: yes.

Until TransCanada entered the picture. As the company pursues construction of a 1,179-mile-long cross-country pipeline meant to bring Canadian tar sands oil to South Texas refineries, it is finding opposition in the unlikeliest of places: oil-friendly Texas, a state that has more pipelines snaking through the ground than any other.

In the minds of some landowners approached by TransCanada for land, the company has broken the code.

Nearly half the steel TransCanada is using is not American-made, and the company won't promise to use local workers exclusively; it can't guarantee the oil will remain in the United States. It has snatched land and behaved like an arrogant foreigner.

To fight back, Texas landowners are filing and appealing dozens of lawsuits, threatening to further delay a project that has already encountered many obstacles. Others are allowing activists to go on their land to stage protests. Several have been arrested.

"We've fought wars for it. We stood our ground at the Alamo for it. There's a lot of reasons that Texans are very proud of their land and proud when you own land that you are the master of that land and you control that land," said Julia Trigg Crawford, who is fighting the condemnation of a parcel of her family's 650-acre Red'Arc Farm in Sumner, 115 miles northeast of Dallas.

Read more: Taking a stand against oil pipeline - SFGate
I see your source is SFGATE have Californians parked their cars yet? You'd think so wouldn't you since all the tree hugger environmentalists live there,, and most of the gas guzzlers live there too,, amazing what hypocrisy the California tree huggers display.
 

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