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This GOP-pushed boondoggle would create no more than 3000 temporary jobs, greatly risk the environment by endangering the ground waters from Canada through the heartland down to the gulf, and then be used only for exports to other countries. There is simply nothing in it for our country to take such risks. The oil is not even for US consumption and the low number of jobs are, again, temporary until the pipeline is built.
Has anyone explained to the people of North Dakota why they're paying some of the highest prices in the country for gas right now?? If you think building the Keystone Pipeline (at a tremendous risk to our environment) is going to lower gas prices, you are sorely mistaken.
Lies, Lies and more lies by the naysayers.... This is good and should be initiated with or without obama's rubber stamp (his opinion doesn't matter anymore)... one way or another it needs to get done!
Apparently people didn't read the summary. The State Department (managed by Dem) has cleared the pipeline of any significant damage to the environment. Obviously the Dem. don't care about decreasing the gas price to the middle class. Rest assured, not all the gas created will be exported. But then any gas exported means a greater supply available to us.
Crystal, you hate oil...stop using it. You won't.
at a tremendous risk to our environment---- there s little to no risk. You are an Kermit's that uses as much oil as anyone else.
The pipeline only puts refined product further from the Midwest permanently, and likely closer to export. With the recent jump in local gas even the most petroleum crazed can see the pipeline will do nothing for Minnesota. Wake up and smell the gas fumes. The Midwest refineries with spring maintenance price clips will continue to have us paying more as chumps for decades to come.
The infrastructure of this whole country is falling apart and will continue to do so until we the people demand the government to start making decisions only with our approval, stop driving, start walking, demand green jobs in their own neighborhood and realize that this beast called the car is driving the fools in congress to think we can keep polluting the earth forever with monetary insanity.
I believe I read an oil industry expert talking about this pipeline right here in the tribune not too long ago. The scariest thing--if this thing is approved--THE PRICE OF GAS WILL GO UP in the midwest! That was due to the flow of new oil well past us in the midwest down to Oklahoma, Texas etc. refineries. The current oil/refinery situation has had the effect of depressing prices for us in the midwest, holding them down. This goes through, and that is lost--and our gas price goes UP. NONE of that oil will go to the midwest refineries where MN gets its gasoline from. Most of it will in fact be exported right out of our country!
Basically, it will be like sludge coming through the line, with chemicals added to make it more slippery. I would guess that to be exported as gasoline, a considerable amount of our refinery capacity will be used for it. So any shutdowns of remaining refineries could spike the price of gas worse than what we're seeing now.
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