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A map of the proposed route would have been nice. After all, I can't decide to be for or against this pipeline until I see if the area I live in would be impacted by any environmental disasters by a leaking pipe. That's what it comes down to for me, selfish though that may be. Have it in YOUR backyard, and leave my pristine land alone.
This means more jobs in a dour economy and is yet another reason to vote for Romney and your republican representatives. Obama and the left will tie this thing up in red tape.
I Obama gets re-elected he'll find a way to
kill the project.
How did Enbridge (former MN company, BTW) get that past the oil powers that be that want to move the ND oil to the Gulf so they can sell it overseas? The GOP's favorite pipeline to the Gulf hit a snag?.. On a non-political note - given the temperature of the Gulf water, and the temperature of Lake Superior water, and that the waves and swells on Lake Superior are supposed among the worst in the world, how long will it take Superior to recover from a spill after an oil tanker breaks up vs one in the Gulf? And I do mean breaks up - ore carriers have had their backs broken, and they are a heck of a lot stronger built for hauling iron than are large tankers hauling oil. Just sayin' the Great Lakes are not the Gulf.
This project makes no sense. There is not enough people living in Superior to use all of that oil.
The project makes perfect sense, If Obama wins it will be thrown out, if Romney wins it will proceed. No pipeline is going anywhere if theres a chance a drop of oil could leak and kill a dandylion.
Enbridge's Superior terminal is not for loading oil onto tankers. They don't even have a lake port. Rather, Superior is a hub for Enbridge's pipelines that run south of Lake Superior. Enbridge runs its pipelines from Alberta through Clearbrook, Minn. and down to Superior. From there, pipelines go southeast to Chicago (Flanagan, Ill.) and due east to the Straits of Mackinac and then southeast to Sarnia, Ontario (Chemical Valley). The proposed new North Dakota pipeline would join Enbridge's Superior hub.
Funny how US oil production has been booming under Obama (way more so than under Bush who was too busy padding the wallets of major oil companies and his family friends in Saudi Arabia - you know, the Bin Ladens) but so many haters still think Obama is going to kill oil.
This pipeline would need to cross the Missouri and Red Rivers in ND. Both of those rivers have a history of severe flooding. What are the plans for crossing them?
@hobie2 - It's been 20 years since a tanker has been lost on the Great Lakes. All tankers are required to be double hauled and petroleum products are already being transported in tankers on the Great Lakes. Maybe you should get your facts up to date.
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