Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    He’s still deciding if more people employed is good for Democrats.
    This project should’ve been approved years ago. Thousands of jobs and cheaper oil with profits not going to the Middle East.
    Let the lefties start the lies NOW…………
    Fact: The Keystone XL Pipeline project will support the creation of 9,000 construction jobs in the United States – work for pipefitters, welders, electricians, heavy equipment operators and many more.

    The Department of State noted in the DEIS that Keystone XL will contribute to America’s long-term energy security,support tens of thousands of jobs, and provide billions in private sector investment, earnings and taxes.

    The DEIS report states:

    Construction of the proposed project would contribute approximately $3.4 billion to U.S. GDP if implemented.

    A total of 42,100 jobs throughout the United States would be supported by construction of the proposed project.

    Total employment earnings supported by the proposed project would be approximately $2.053 billion.
    - See more at: http://keystone-xl.com/facts/myths-facts/#sthash.ZffBwZkY.dpuf

  2. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Warren Buffets Oil Trains have crashed yet again. making a bigger mess then any pipe lines could have. That day he bought stock in the Pipe line. I see Obama approving the pipe line by the end of the year. Why, well all along experts could have told you that the Pipe line was safer then rail. But now Obama has a buddy to feed him that reasoning.

  3. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Run the pipeline through West Virginia.
    They’ve got no rules about environmental safety to get in the way.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    If Rush supports it, by golly, let me read no further! Pass the rubber stamp!

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Forget cheaper gas prices, the pipeline will carry Canadian oil to the Gulf so it can be sold on the international market where it can demand higher prices. Cushing’s glut will vanish. We get the environmental risk they get the profit and out gas prices will probably go up because more oil can be exported.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 6 months ago

    http://theuptake.org/2013/07/25/three-years-later-michigan-tar-sands-oil-disaster-spells-urgent-warning/
    ^
    http://www.4-traders.com/EXXON-MOBIL-CORPORATION-4822/news/Exxon-Mobil-Corporation—Our-Crude-Response-to-Oil-Spills-17761276/
    ^
    The above are 2 examples of recent pipeline failures. There were many other articles, but I sought sources that would not be turned aside due to ‘slant’.
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    http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/jan/20/data-oil-spills-from-trains-surged-in-2013/
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    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/01/19/Upper-Big-Branch-disaster-spurred-mine-safety-progress/stories/201401190164
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    http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/01/20/water-still-unsafe-elk-river-chemical-spill/
    ^
    The following three examples show that businesses are too willing to not self regulate. There are many other examples I could link.
    ^
    Regulations are written to be overcomplicated and even burdensome to people who might want to break into an existing industry. Our legislators, themselves stockholders with an interest in how the market flows, work with lobbyists to protect existing companies with bills designed with loopholes for the companies whose lobbyists, in many cases, helped write.
    ^
    “First do no harm.” is the proverb by which doctors are supposedly supposed to make their decisions. The keystone pipeline is treated as the ONLY job creating project the USA has. It is not only NOT the only one, but it should take a low priority to some others. California is facing a severe drought and desalination plants on the pacific coast, run through pipelines built towards agricultural areas, will save Americans billions in food costs over time. Unlike an oil pipeline, a water pipeline is a long term project from which farmers,
    communities, and recreational areas benefit.
    As for the brine,
    http://www.examiner.com/article/la-sinkhole-danger-officials-to-reveal-methane-gas-concerns
    A company mining brine in La. has destroyed a section of Bayou and forced residents to flee as dangerous amounts of methane is released and a sinkhole grows in size.
    ^
    One in five bridges need repair, and of those, one in four will fail if a single factor fails.

    The power grid is at risk. Modernizing and upgrading the grid is a project way overdue.
    ^
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-26/utilities-feeling-rooftop-solar-heat-start-fighting-back.html
    ^
    In the above link, you’ll see that solar panels are efficient, though not constant, so the power grid is often overwhelmed by power being pumped back into the grid. In Hawaii, the power company is charging users of solar a fee because of the cost of balancing the power produced in a grid that is inefficient and outdated.
    ^
    This post is overlong, as are most of mine, but until we can guarantee protections to our neighbors, our environment, and business, the Keystone is a luxury we do not need, especially when faced with so many other things that need fixing.
    The keystone is a project wanted by a few. The concerns and suggestions I’ve made above are NEEDED by MANY. There are jobs, long term jobs, to be created from doing these things. Oil is finite. Water, people’s need for electricity, and safe bridges are permanent.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 6 months ago

    You can’t think when attempting to use a pea for a brain, such as in the case of the Obamanation.

  8. coffee_mom11

    coffee_mom11 said, 6 months ago

    Is that what you call it? Looks more like he’s daydreaming about another all-taxpayer-expense-paid vacation to Hawaii.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    Democrats are against all pipe lines except the ones that bring home heating oil to the northeast.Some of which come from the gulf coast.

  10. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic Forget that it is not a question of if the pipeline will leak, but WHEN and WHERE it will leak.


    Forget that it is not a question of if Warren Buffets trains will derail and burn but When and Where it will derail and burn.
    Warren Buffet is against the Keystone pipe line because it would cost his rail roads a lot of business.So he paid..er.. made campaign contributions to Obama so he would think about it .Has ole Warren paid his billion dollars in back taxes yet?Didn’t think so.
    If Obama is not crooked why does he look that way?
    By the way, Bush hasn’t been in office since 2009.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    Nice try but the company wanting the pipeline out of Canada admitted early on that the product was for EXPORT."
    One of the only reasons oil has not shot up even higher is the fact it is traded in American dollars. Any oil on the world trade from North American means less money for the middle east!

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    I notice you conveniently ignore the GOVERNMENT statements I posted.
    You know, these………..
    The Department of State noted in the DEIS that Keystone XL will contribute to America’s long-term energy security,support tens of thousands of jobs, and provide billions in private sector investment, earnings and taxes.
    The DEIS report states:
    Construction of the proposed project would contribute approximately $3.4 billion to U.S. GDP if implemented.

  13. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 6 months ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    “If we say that it’s transporting rainbows, unicorns and liquid sunshine will you support it then?”
    So, any lie to get it built is acceptable to you?

  14. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 6 months ago

    @ansonia

    “You insult Canadian technology.
    TransCanada takes 100% responsibility for cleanup.”
    Your link is from the company wanting the pipeline. There may be some bias on their part.
    BP took responsibility for their leak, they cannot clean up all the oil or undo all the damage to the environment. I am not totally against the xl line, but lets be realistic about the concerns.

  15. snarky39

    snarky39 said, 6 months ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    “Keystone XL Would Not Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency”
    Well DUH! Canada is not part of the US, so any oil entering the US via Keystone is being IMPORTED from a FOREIGN country. By the same token, Keystone XL is proposed to export crude… from Canada to the US. Canada’s proposal for serving the Chinese oil market is to build a pipeline to the Pacific not the Gulf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enbridge_Northern_Gateway_Pipelines).

    As for the exact number of jobs created by Keystone, WHO CARES. The taxpayer wouldn’t be paying for those shovel-ready jobs, whether they are temporary or permanent.

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