September 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm #2139
Congress pressuring President over oil pipeline
AirTalk / KPCC – August 22, 2011
Last month, the House of Representatives passed a bill to force the Obama administration to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline project by November 1. The pipeline, developed by TransCanada Corp., would deliver Canadian crude oil through a 1,700 mile stretch from northeastern Alberta through the American heartland to the Gulf coast in Texas. The source of the crude oil would be Canada’s tar sands, also known as oil sands. The process of producing tar sands oil consumes more energy than extracting regular crude, and environmentalists say the process also causes more damage to the environment. Opponents also argue tar sands oil is more corrosive to pipelines and presents a great risk of leaks as it crosses through the wetlands of Kansas and ranch land in Texas. Proponents of the pipeline say concerns about leaks are over-stated. They argue the oil would ensure energy security for the United States as never before. The $7 billion dollar project could create 20,000 jobs when the country could use them desperately. The controversial proposal dates back to 2005 and has been under review by the State Department. In June, State issued a draft of its environmental assessment, but the federal Environmental Protection Agency quickly criticized it. The EPA said it failed to fully explore ways to reduce greenhouse gases and failed to fully consider spill risks. Which arguments are most compelling to you?
September 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm #4943
Here is update on House pressing for approval (or on-record veto) of TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline for Canadian Crude to US Gulf Coast.
Unfortunately the source article is by Liberal AirTalk raido & Washington Post with lots of environmental wingnut comments from National Defence group, Serria Club & other activist.
But it highlights that Adminstration has been working stealth campaign against it via backdoor EPA regulation/critique and Congress is going force Obama to go on record one way or other about P/L.
Never fails to suprise me that Liberal media, Environmental activist & Politicians are the only ones left supporting failed Climate Change (new wording for GLobal Warming not that pubic in mass has rejected the concept/fraud of its premise). And that they continue use GW/CC as excuse for defeating anything for fossil fuels and US secure energy program. The growing frustration of alarmist like AL Gore and James Hansen (lone NASA Meteroligst whose unsupported climate model for GW has been rejected by his peers in both Climatology & Meterology) only support views of real scientiest that Man Made Climate Change/Global Warming is a Myth or Fraud depending on your level of rejection.
James Derby & Proffessor Ian Plimer have disputed James Hansen’s article against the Keystone P/L “Silence is Deadly” and have view that Global Warming is a First World Luxury with no basis in scientific fact. Man Made Global Warming is just a figment of Al Gores imagination.
Hopefully many of these types of issue will be defeated when Kyoto Treaty in 2012 is not renewed and the depth of the damage this Environmental wealth re-distribution tool has actually done to the GLobal Environment by letting Developing nations pollution go unregulated.
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