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Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its......

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FreedomRings

Feb-04-14 11:25 AM

Let's just let Obama run the oil companies garmst...call it ObamaOil and we will return to circa 1900. Henry Ford was just plinking around in his garage about then.

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garmst

Feb-04-14 9:29 AM

oil companies oun the government

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chadk66

Feb-03-14 9:03 AM

anybody that believes 50 jobs will be all that is left to tend to the pipeline after it's construction is a complete moron. And they know absolutely nothing about pipelines and it's maintenance. And the numbers come from the state dept? you know, the one led by the Hildabeast. That's some of the funniest nonsense I've read in a long time.

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chadk66

Feb-03-14 9:03 AM

anybody that believes 50 jobs will be all that is left to tend to the pipeline after it's construction is a complete moron. And they know absolutely nothing about pipelines and it's maintenance. And the numbers come from the state dept? you know, the one led by the Hildabeast. That's some of the funniest nonsense I've read in a long time.

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redneck

Feb-02-14 2:38 PM

excellent point i doent think they understand that.

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redneck

Feb-02-14 12:19 PM

i should say up your government paid for meds

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redneck

Feb-02-14 11:51 AM

up your meds dude

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redneck

Feb-02-14 11:41 AM

if they are that bad im sure they would not be used, BE AFFRAID BE VERY AFFRAID. beat your victom drum it might payoff if you cry enough.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-02-14 11:33 AM

If oil is bringing in so much money, why are students forced to go to school in port-a-potties?

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redneck

Feb-02-14 10:37 AM

what about the jobs for the cleanup of all the leakes and the doctors for all the health problems this is going to help the country all over even the undertakers, NOT didnt the people that try to do the big scare think of this spin to put on it. be affraid be very affraid.

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Worldview

Feb-02-14 9:53 AM

Keystone XL will create thousands of jobs during construction is true.

However thereafter a total of around "50" permanent jobs to maintain it. That is what the State Department report claims, and no one seems to be disputing it so I imagine it is true also.

Not sure whether I know enough to be for or against the project, though probably I lean more for it but the hype of thousands of jobs is exactly that "Hype" or at a minimum political doublespeak with the hopes that no one will care to review the differnce between short and long term jobs.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-01-14 11:12 PM

@ landslide2014

"Ya hopped. Just in the twisted mind of the liberals is it safer to run up and down the tracks . . . "

______________________

Just in the twisted mind of the Teanderthals is "hoped" spelled -- "hopped."

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centerfield

Feb-01-14 9:12 PM

Well, rushslide, you still don't have your facts straight. The Bakken will "supposedly" get 100,000 BPD in the pipeline. Well, guess you forgot Montana... We get 50K and they get 50K. That is such a small part of the Million plus BPD that we will produce. Awesume.... Such a credible source for pipeline information.... the Keystone site..ya right. Did you forget to check on the CBS report on the southern portion of the pipeline that was just completed. Two thirds of the welders were not qualified and upwards of seventy percent of the welds did not pass inspection. Yep, quality... Probably should check the Cornell University report on the Keystone from 2012. Not quite what the oil boys are saying.

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centerfield

Feb-01-14 8:52 PM

Here is how Big Oil controls Canada: Canadian Enviormental report on the tar sand mining--"Over 10,000 hectares of unreclaimable wetlands will be destroyed, the home for many migratory birds and species at risk. Even the Panel admits that the impact on these species could be "potentially irreversible". Of these 10,000 hectares at risk, approximately 85 percent are peatlands. Interestingly, the destruction of peatlands can release massive volumes of greenhouse gasses; peatlands are extremely carbon-rich and contain twice as much carbon as the entire forest biomass of the world. Currently, the destruction of peatlands releases about two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually out of the global total of 31.6 gigatonnes (2011 data) or 6 percent of the world's annual total."

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locomotive

Feb-01-14 4:17 PM

"One thing you forget to mention is that a lot of those out of staters coming in are criminals. 20 below keeps the riff-raff out, and the oil brings them in. We have murders, rapes, bank robberies, and all sorts of other criminal activity we didn't have before."

I'll agree with HAetc's post, with one little edit: "a lot of" criminals should read "some" criminals.

To all you evolutionists in North Dakota: whatever happened to "survival of the fittest" and all that jazz?

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locomotive

Feb-01-14 4:14 PM

HAetc, take off your rose-colored partisan glasses just for once. You jumped (heartily) to the conclusion that the 65 billion was "gubbment" funds, dispersed by a Republican congress. Why is that? Because I didn't spoon-feed the CNN article to you that said it was private investment money? Oh, wait. I did do that.

It seems HAetc is willing and able to trumpet and promote any and all ultra-lib causes, while demeaning and razing anyone in opposition to those causes. As a result, HAetc's perspective is somewhat flawed.

Nice try saying I "implied" things, but frankly, it's not my fault you didn't do your own research. Try living up to centerish's standards and you'll see I was easy in this analysis of mine.

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GoInPeace

Feb-01-14 2:24 PM

Wont be decided for at least another year.I guess Warren Buffet is to railroad profit as the bushes are to the Iraq,Iran AND afghan wars.Goinpeace.

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FreedomRings

Feb-01-14 12:47 PM

Center, forgive me just this one time as I understand that 100k barrels of Bakken oil will be piped through the XL pipeline per day. That's 1/10 of production in ND and the rest refined here, semi's and rail.

That being said I'm sure you don't mind Warren Buffet profiting from his interest in rail either.

Don't suppose you objected either when Barack promised Wima Rousouf of Brazil the "we will buy Brazilian oil" to help them out. Brazil is about number fourth creditor of our debt. But they at least must be doing something right. Oh and, George Sorus is another sidelight when he owned massive amounts of Petrobras oil of Brazil.

Since oil futures are traded every day on the Chicago Board of Trade and worldwide...supply and demand still at work and we could anytime get a contract for it. Good Luck.

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centerfield

Feb-01-14 12:42 PM

Here is how Big Oil controls Canada: Canadian Enviormental report on the tar sand mining--"Over 10,000 hectares of unreclaimable wetlands will be destroyed, the home for many migratory birds and species at risk. Even the Panel admits that the impact on these species could be "potentially irreversible". Of these 10,000 hectares at risk, approximately 85 percent are peatlands. Interestingly, the destruction of peatlands can release massive volumes of greenhouse gasses; peatlands are extremely carbon-rich and contain twice as much carbon as the entire forest biomass of the world. Currently, the destruction of peatlands releases about two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually out of the global total of 31.6 gigatonnes (2011 data) or 6 percent of the world's annual total."

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centerfield

Feb-01-14 12:02 PM

Again, loco, you pick and choose like Rush does. I stated that there are about 300 "permanent" jobs and that is from the pipeline company records. It is also stated that there would be between 5000-6000 jobs that are "temporary" to construct the line over three years. You can """miss quote""" all you want, loco, but don't disappoint us by trying to pretend to know anything factual. Good source of information, Harold Hamm. Yep, I really want his input... But, as to his information, that is not new information. The repeal of the crude oil export is important and as usual, the subsidized oil industry will buy their way to profits. You still have not shown one reason to approve this pipeline scheme. Foreign companies, foreign oil, higher gas prices here, foreign pipeline company. Lets just help Canada because after all, British Columbia won't. As usual, loco, you add little factual information to the debate. Keep trying.

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redneck

Feb-01-14 11:37 AM

yah for our pipeline team

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locomotive

Feb-01-14 11:28 AM

"I think the number is around 9,000 temporary construction jobs. But in the big picture 9,000 jobs ain't much."

Maybe 9000 jobs "ain't much" to somebody like HAetc, but they might mean quite a bit to people who have been out of work for a while.

Why is ND booming? We've got jobs and people want them. I've seen license plates from almost every state in the union, and they're here to get a job. Does anyone think that people wouldn't drive to work on a pipeline, especially if they need the work to provide for their families?

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locomotive

Feb-01-14 11:20 AM

The CNN article implied that the $65 billion was from private investors, not the "Republican congress" as HAetc implied.

Back up your assertion with a source or continue to purvey your brand of free hot air.

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locomotive

Feb-01-14 11:16 AM

HAetc, I'm pretty sure Pres. Obama was on board with that money going to China, as well as the Democrat controlled Senate. You act as though the Democrats have never made mistakes. Are they infallible or something?

More infor from CNN:

"Investors plowed $65 billion into Chinese wind farms, solar panel arrays and other clean energy projects in 2012, a 20% increase over the year prior, according to a report released Wednesday by Pew Charitable Trusts and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The numbers reflect only private investments in power projects, and do not include government subsidies or R&D money."

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locomotive

Feb-01-14 11:10 AM

Well, HAetc, let's hear about all those Solyndra employees and their burgeoning production. Really swell, huh?

As illustrated by numerous examples of energy policy snafus, green or any other hue, government doesn't make a great business partner.

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