U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

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SunnyDaySam wrote:

Facts, people:
1- NONE of the oil from the Koch pipeline is for domestic consumption. It’s all going to China and elsewhere.
2- There will be only 35 full time jobs after the pipeline is completed.
that is all…

Apr 18, 2014 5:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Robert76 wrote:

I still fail to see the benefit for the American People.

Claims of job creation are mostly true during the building of he pipeline, but once built, it will take a small skeleton crew to run it.

Claims that this pipeline helps insure our oil independence fail to mention that this pipeline will allow the export not only of Canadian Oil, but also our oil reserves from Cushing, Oklahoma. Just how does exporting our oil make us energy independent?

The only people who will benefit long term are the major shareholders of the oil companies who will be able to drive up energy costs as we export more of our natural resources. The land owners who will be forced into giving up land for this pipeline and the consumers will be the losers in this equation!

Apr 18, 2014 6:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ApostasyUSA wrote:

Why didn’t the Canadian voters let this pipeline go to the west, instead of South to Texas? This pipeline is not going to lower the price of gas. It’s only going to create a few permanent jobs. It will with utmost certainty leak and spill into the water supply. There are already 70+ pipelines that cross the border from Canada, many carrying the toxic tar sands.

Why are Americans not asking why we need this pipeline?

The truth is the only reason Republicans are so crazy about building this thing is that have totally sold out to the oil and coals industries. The Koch Brothers own huge amounts of the tar sands in Canada. You don’t think that has something to do with why the GOP is trying to shove this pipe down our throats?

Though I’d prefer the oil sands stay where they are, rail is actually safer. There are huge problems with pipelines in that when they leak we don’t find out until someone finds the pool of oil. When rail cars leak you know almost instantly.

Between 2002 and 2012, there were a total of 129 reported incidents of crude oil spills on U.S. railroads compared with a total of 1,849 reported pipeline incidents in the same period. On average a railroad oil spill dumps 738 gallons compared with an average pipeline spill of 10,777 gallons per spill. Total gallons spilled from rail cars was 95,256 compared with 19,926,540 gallons spilled as a result of pipeline ruptures. For every million barrels moved by rail an estimated 0.38 gallons were spilled, compared an estimated spill rate of 0.88 gallons were spilled for every million barrels moved by pipeline.

Really, we don’t need more fossil fuels getting to market. Wake up Americans!! The Republican Party has sold their souls. They are slaves to the Saudi’s who own Fox News and puppets for the Koch industries. Neither of these groups gives a rats-a** about Americans.
Please open your eyes Republican voters. You are becoming the tools of the rich oil barons.

Apr 18, 2014 7:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
koconnor100 wrote:

Obama is waiting until after the elections.
And then … there’s no guarentee which way he’ll go.
America needs oil. But then again , lots of people will vote in favor of environmental decisions.

In the end … best interest of america is accept the pipe line. But politics always messes things up. No guarentee they’ll do what’s best for themselves.

Apr 18, 2014 9:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
koconnor100 wrote:

Obama is waiting until after the elections.
And then … there’s no guarentee which way he’ll go.
America needs oil. But then again , lots of people will vote in favor of environmental decisions.

In the end … best interest of america is accept the pipe line. But politics always messes things up. No guarentee they’ll do what’s best for themselves.

Apr 18, 2014 9:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
YankeeAcct wrote:

Finally Obama shows some leadership and makes a decision! Shame it was only to delay a decision. Whatever side you are on with regard to the pipeline you still have to shake your head and feel bad for the guy and the country.

Apr 18, 2014 9:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
paulbip wrote:

You also forget that the Republican controlled state government of Neb. refused to permit the pipeline for years. It’s not just an Obama thing.

Apr 18, 2014 10:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jim_Dandy wrote:

Funny Robert76; my uncle has a pipeline across his farm and he gets paid by the company for the ease-way while he still get to plant crops or graze his cattle on top of it.

Apr 19, 2014 5:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
theredbob wrote:

The incompetent lawyers/politicians in the US can’t get anything done. This is why Russia,China,Iran etc. will do anything they want. There is no credibility with these dipstick lawyers

Apr 19, 2014 4:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
desertares wrote:

This Administration is transparent on one thing. Could there be any doubt that this delay is strictly based on avoiding a decision before the elections. Just as day after day, the ACA was illegally changed based on what would shield this Administration from the turmoil in future insurance prices and inconsistencies. If Canada were really smart, they sell their product to Western Europe and help them out of their energy dependence on Russia and make more profit to boot.

Apr 19, 2014 6:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

Little Prince Obama rules from his throne, making and breaking laws.

Apr 19, 2014 9:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Why buy oil from unstable countries that who’s people hate us and their actions dictate the high prices in the US?

Apr 20, 2014 6:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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