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Nick Anderson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

    Shovel-Ready jobs?
    Less dependent on Middle East energy?
    Smaller bills for Americans?
    “Ummmm…….yes, but ummmm……….”

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 8 months ago

    There’s a good echo in that cavern.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

    ^^^Most Americans want it, so yes, too bad.
    Just like a new highway, not everybody’s going to like the path it takes, but Eminent Domain supersedes feelings.
    It will be approved right after the November elections. That way Barry doesn’t offend some of his Big-Money special interests before then.
    Gotta keep the money pipeline open.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 8 months ago

    That pipeline will leak, like they all do, and foul the bread basket.
    Besides that oil,one refined,is going to China.

  5. Kent Christenson

    Kent Christenson GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    talk about an empty pipe…

  6. wbr

    wbr said, 8 months ago

    note to pirate 227 shipping by rail will spill more and is less enviro friendly // but will make bho buddy [w buffet ] $$$$$$

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Trans Canada claiming eminent domain to seize property rights from private landowners is the perfect example of Benitos’s “Fascism”. Only a few long term jobs relate to the pipeline, mostly involved in EXPORTING the refined materials, and keeping only the hazardous wastes here at home. Yep, a great program indeed!


    BTW, that “clean” natural gas the lady says we’re number one in production of now, is also destined for EXPORT as the Ruby pipeline is now in plans to be extended to Coos Bay to make it LNG and ship it to China and elsewhere.

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    No matter who loses, Koch, Halliburton (Cheney), BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, GE, and others — win…

  8. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @pirate227

    “……That pipeline will leak, like they all do, and foul the bread basket.
    Besides that oil,one refined,is going to China…”
    .
    Rubbish!
    There is now about 490,000 miles of pipeline in the U.S. transporting petroleum products. It is the accepted safest and most economic way to transport crude oil.
    The refined product goes on the world market out of Cushing, OK where any country can bid. People with an agenda insist that it goes to China to best sell their misinformation.

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @dtroutma

    “……Trans Canada claiming eminent domain to seize property rights from private landowners is the perfect example of Benitos’s “Fascism”. …”
    .
    More rubbish!
    Eminent domain is the only way infrastructure gets built in a civilized country for the long run public good.
    Equating the XL to something Mussolini might have done is getting really ludicrous.

  10. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 8 months ago

    @Tigger

    Try to pay attention, ONCE REFINED, that oil is going to China.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 8 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    Cushing, OK, huh?

    Giant Sucking Sound

  12. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    Rubbish back at you!

    Here is a list of accidents (large and small) in the US since 2000.

    Is it safer than rail transport? Almost certainly, but that does not make it safe.
    Especially considering the state of our railroads.


    For everyone else, here is an interesting article regarding exporting refined oil (there are laws against exporting crude).

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 8 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    ^You could make a list of accidents from use of anything. How long would the list be of electrical fires and electrocutions from the use of electricity? What is your alternative? Retire to the cave where accidents, injuries, and deprivation will also occur?

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    How many of those fires and electrocutions cause environmental damage? You are changing the subject. (Of course, you could find some (electrical fires -excluding lightning) that do cause environmental damage, but those will be in the minority of cases.) But look at some of those spills, which for closing of wells and water supplies).
    No the alternative is to not be so bloody cheap in construction of pipelines, because they do leak and fail then. The petroleum industry has had a very cavalier attitude toward the land.

  15. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I’m from Canada and they told us that we would pay cheaper for gas if we exploited the tar sands, too. Trouble is, none of that oil belongs to the country it came from, it belongs to the company that exploits it so yes, the oil our people go to work for is being sent overseas while eastern Canada has to import foreign oil.

    With current capitalism, the very idea of “country” is purely decorative, it means nothing except for propaganda purposes (i.e., to sell you ideas like this).

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