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Nick Anderson

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 2 years ago

    There’s a good echo in that cavern.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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 said, over 2 years ago

    talk about an empty pipe…

  6. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years 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, over 2 years ago

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

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    Cushing, OK, huh?

    Giant Sucking Sound

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    ^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?

  13. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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).

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 2 years ago

    @Cynthia

    - The price of oil like every other natural resource for sale is set internationally.
    -The proposed $5 billion Energy East pipeline will transport 1.1 million barrels per day to Quebec by 2017 and New Brunswick one year later. (Thanks to the U.S. dithering on Keystone.)
    -A pipeline is planned to the Irving refinery in Saint John, NB. Irving plans to build a $300 million terminal to handle the increased volume.
    - An export terminal is planned for Quebec at a yet to be determined location.
    - These projects are expected to save Eastern Canadians about 700,000 barrels per day of more expensive imported oil. The projects will also provide considerable economic activity and jobs for Easterners.
    - The oil sands provides about 112,000 direct jobs, growing to 500,000 by 2025. A large proportion of these jobs go to Easterners, from where there are direct charter flights into Fort McMurray.
    - It is estimated that every $1 spent in the oil sands generates $8 in economic activity. This could be in labor or in supplies such as tires, trucks, gauges, valves, pumps, etc., etc.. Much of this economic activity goes to Eastern Canada.
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    In other words this huge project has considerable benefit to all of Canada.

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