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The Keystone XL Pipeline is Bad for America! (Extra Special Updates)

Updated on August 10, 2017
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Shyron has been a researcher of American Politics from a young age and believes in fighting for the rights of all American Citizens.

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The Toxic Keystone XL Pipeline, carrying corrosive, toxic tar sand oil

When President Barak Obama gave his January 20th, 2015 'State of the Union Address' and he spoke about, climate change, and you know that he cares about the 'State of Our Country.' But, then I received an e-mail from my friend Au fait with an article from the New York Times which read: "WASHINGTON — The State Department released a report on Friday concluding that the Keystone XL pipeline would not substantially worsen carbon pollution, leaving an opening for President Obama to approve the politically divisive project."


Eminent Domain--is this a way to steal private property for personal gain?

Update from, January 25, 2014

On the morning of January 25th 2014 on the radio, I heard a woman from Oklahoma talking about Canada acquiring American lands by eminent domain and she and her neighbors are watching as the Keystone XL Pipeline is laid across their lands, and the workers on the pipeline are NOT American workers. This pipeline is all the way to the Oklahoma, Texas border.

I thought the President had not approved this. Am I mistaken? Did President Obama approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in secret?

Then I started to research and found an article "GOP senators urge Obama to make decision on Keystone XL" Published January 25, 2014 FoxNews.com.

Who do you believe? The Oklahoma woman, who is watching her land being taken-over by the Canadian Oil Company to lay a pipeline across it, or the GOP senators who are pushing to have done what is already happening.

Who do these (politicians) work for? The Americans who elected them? Or the Canadian Company that wants to take our lands, to our detrement for their own gain?

Ask yourself what does the GOP senators stand gain from the President's approval of the Trans Canada's Keystone XL Pipeline?


Why would an American Senator urge the passing of the Canadian Keystone XL Pipeline if not for personal gain?

Ransom Demand: Defund Obamacare and Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Members of the 113 Congress of the United States Ransom demand is the defunding of an already FUNDED Obamacare (Affordable healthcare for everyone,) also the TeaParty Republicans in their ransom demand is that the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline have the right to lay their pipeline across America, but not only that, also grant them the right to take American's property to lay it on.

Tell Congress: the Keystone pipeline and the debt limit does NOT mix!


BP Oil Spill - Pensacola Florida

Tar in the Sand, the lines drawn!
Tar in the Sand, the lines drawn! | Source

American Jobs

It is not a question of ‘if the Keystone XL Pipeline should burst, but when, how many places and how many times.

The clean-ups, that is when it will become American jobs.

I Thought Mr. Ryan Was/Is An American. Am I wrong?

Then

October 2012, Paul Ryan said "TransCanada's pipeline would receive approval on 'Day One' in a Romney administration." He told supporters in Ohio, "We need to unlock the energy we have in this country to create jobs."

Now

Why I think Paul Ryan is a Lobbyist for 'The Keystone XL Pipeline.'

March 12, 2013 Rep. Paul Ryan (R. Wis.) is saying the Keystone XL Pipeline will produce jobs, and in his budget proposal released Tuesday 03/12/2013 he proposes that the Keystone XL Pipeline needs to be approved.

According to The State Department's latest report it contradicts Mr. Ryan's claim that 118,000 indirect jobs and 20,000 direct jobs would be created.

Per the State Department, the pipeline could support only about 42,100 jobs and approximately 35 of those jobs would still be held after the Pipeline is laid.

The Pipeline will produce short term jobs to clean-up the inevitable leaks.

Source: Huff Post Green http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/12/paul-ryan-keystone-pipeline_n_2859926.html?utm_hp_ref=green

My Question: After you Mr. Ryan have helped Trans-Canada get the Keystone XL Pipeline laid and the production from said Pipeline that would be going through our country not to our country for the purpose of being delivered to other countries (as I have heard), how many of our countrymen will still have their jobs?


Got Paper?: Save it for the oil leaks.
Got Paper?: Save it for the oil leaks. | Source

Mr. Ryan on Energy in his Op-Ed Piece

Ryan's Wall Street Journal op-ed, piece stated that the Trans-Canada's Keystone XL Pipeline could put North America on a path to energy independence.

"First, energy: America has the world's largest natural-gas, oil and coal reserves--enough natural-gas to meet the country's needs for 90 years. Yet the administration is buying up land to prevent further development. Our budget opens these lands to development, so families will have affordable energy. It approves the Keystone XL pipeline, which will create 20,000 direct jobs -- and 118,000 indirect jobs. Our budget puts the country on the path to North American energy independence."

Source: The Wall Street Journal -- Op-Ed by Paul Ryan Tuesday, March 12, 2013 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323826704578353902612840488.html

My Questions:

1. How is this possible when the Keystone XL Pipeline is not to benefit America, but only to get it across OUR country, so that the American people take all the risks?

2. Why does Canada not want to put the Pipeline across its own country?

3. Mr. Ryan, are you saying the Pipeline will benefit the American People, once it is complete and to a place where its product is to be exported to other countries???

4. You said the administration is buying up land to prevent further development. Whose administration? I heard that 'people from Trans-Canada' was taking property from people in Oklahoma by Eminent Domain, to have land to lay the Keystone XL Pipeline, from Daryl Hannah on CNN's Ali Velshi show.

5. Who will own the land TAKEN by Eminent Domain after the Pipeline is laid?

Daryl Hanna has made a documentary about the subject of the Keystone pipeline called, Greedy Lying Bastards.

http://yourmoney.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/08/daryl-hannah-on-keystone-xl/


Would we have heard about this had it not exploded? This pipeline is not as toxic as the Keystone XL that will transport tar sands corrosive goo across America!

If this pipeline had not exploded and burst into flames, do you think it would have become public knowledge?
If this pipeline had not exploded and burst into flames, do you think it would have become public knowledge? | Source

If Ryan forces approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, What Happens?

If "Ryan forces approval of the export pipeline" the following will not receive review!

  • The Ponca Trail of Tears which the Nebraska re-route now crosses
  • Economic impact of spills and construction on landowner's property
  • Risks of contaminated water with a worst-case scenario spill. (A disaster that would be worse than the BP oil spill)
  • Fundamental issues of property rights of a foreign corporation using eminent domain for private gain

Source: Nebraska Bold - http://boldnebraska.org/

What is America's Future?

Will this create a tragic incident like the BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the gulf, or will this be worse?

Josh Saks, National Wildlife Federation's Legislative Director, said in an emailed statement to the Huffington Post, "the Ryan budget [forces] the approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline no matter its impacts to America’s wildlife, climate and clean water while slashing programs that safeguard our communities."

Keystone XL - Think it is Safe?

Exxon-Mobil Oil Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptured

Friday afternoon, March 30th, 2013, residents of 20 homes in Mayflower Arkansas were evacuated and a section of the interstate highway was shut down, when a Exxon-Mobil oil tar sands pipeline ruptured. This is the same type of pipeline as the Keystone XL pipeline that Trans-Canada wants to lay across the United States to reach a Gulf port for shipping to other countries.

According to KATV of Little Rock, the Office of Emergency Management's hazardous materials team has contained the spill and is attempting a cleanup.

The Pegasus pipeline network connects to Houston refineries along the Gulf coast, the pipe that burst is one of these network pipelines. The breach sent thousands of gallons of crude oil into the town's storm drainage system, and through a housing subdivision, and because of the fouled ditches Interstate 40 and Highway 365 had to be shut down.

Channel 7 News was told by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission that, Pegasus because it is an interstate pipeline has no local control, oversight or inspections. Only Hazard Material Safety Administration's federal officials from the Pipeline are authorized to inspect and maintain the pipeline.

If the Keystone XL Pipeline has a breach, who will be responsible for the oversight inspection and clean-up? Will TransCanada say it is your problem, America?

What do you think? Leave a comment!

Special updates: President Obama is interviewed by The New York Times

Update:

July 27. 2013 When questioned in an interview by The New York Times on the subject of the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, the President was asked if there is anything that oil companies or Canada could do to help him reach a decision to approve the Keystone pipeline.

According to President Obama, the Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator, without any evidence in fact. A more realistic estimate would be maybe 2,000, out of 150 million working people. And after one or two years it would be down to 100 jobs or less, (probably much less).

President Obama said, "So! What we also know is, is that that oil is going to be piped down to the Gulf to be sold on the world markets, so it does not bring down gas prices here in the United States. In fact, it might actually cause some gas prices in the Midwest to go up where currently they can't ship some of that oil to world markets."


Will a Canadian company hire Americans, to lay a pipeline that only benefits that company?

Do the Republicans really think that Americans would be hired to lay a pipeline for Canada? Common sense should tell Americans that Canadians would have first choice at those jobs. That is where Canada's loyalties lie.

The President went on to tell The New York Times that he would is going to evaluate Canada's contribution to carbon in our atmosphere.


How would Ex-Speaker of the House, Rep. Boehner have benefitted from laying the Keystone XL pipeline?

Boehner whined weekly that President Obama needs to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why?

How would Ex-Speaker of the House, Rep. Boehner have benefitted from laying the Keystone XL pipeline?

I just found out that in January 2012, According to Politicus USA - John Boehner had invested in seven CANADIAN tar sands oil companies that he will benefit from if/when the Keystone XL pipeline is approved and laid. Please note that in his financial discloser 2009 there was no mention of these investments, but he did reveal these investments in his financial discloser of 2010.

According to the article, one would think that John Boehner would face an ethics committee and be forced to resign or be expelled from Congress.

How is this different from what James A. Traficant Jr. did, to get himself expelled from congress?


Up-date! Canadian Company wants to condemn American propery to take land for their own use and benefit.

How can any American Court, side with a Canadian company (i.e. TransCanada) to allow the company to Condemn a right-of-way through privately owned property in America to lay the Keystone XL PipeLine that has NOT been approved YET, for the export of/from Canada's tar sands oil to the Texas Gulf Coast, to be shipped to other countries?

Julia Trigg Crawford, who owns the property, that TransCanada wants to take from her to lay their pipeline, plans to appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

The property has Caddo Indian artifacts on the land, that the Canadian oil company wants to condemn for their use and their benefit.

Source: The Associated Press, August 28,2013 via The Dallas Morning News.

A special report from Robert Reich

The 20,000-barrel spill last month at a Tesoro Corporation’s pipeline in North Dakota went undetected until a farmer came across it in his field.

Three years ago, a rupture In Enbridge Corporation’s oil pipeline near Marshall, Michigan spilled 843,000 gallons, becoming the nation’s most expensive onshore oil spill. (Oil was carried 35 miles downstream on the Kalamazoo River.) Enbridge, the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the U.S., already knew of cracks in its pipeline; it didn’t react to the rupture for 17 hours after it was discovered.

Over the past three years, 96 pipeline incidents have caused 41 fatalities, 200 injuries and $400 million in property damage, according to government data. Yet government regulators still haven’t produced promised rules to compel operators to detect such leaks. If all this doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the construction of TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone XL Pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico -- the last portion of which the Obama administration is still weighing -- it shouldn’t. The Administration should nix it, unless or until we know oil can be transported more safely than it has been.


1-6-2014 Tar Sand Oil Spill

Are they working on the Keystone Pipeline without getting approval first???
Are they working on the Keystone Pipeline without getting approval first??? | Source

There will be no jobs on a dead planet

Where do we go after Canada has destroyed our country, where do we go???
Where do we go after Canada has destroyed our country, where do we go??? | Source

Trying to tie bills to the Keystone XL pipeline or the other way around

Source

Sneak it in!

Sneak the Keystone XL pipeline bill in with other bills that are benign, the way that other TOXIC bills have gotten passed.

Remember the names and faces of those who seek to benefit from the passage of this bill.

The GOP does not take no for an answer, no matter how many times it is said! NO, NO, NO, No, no.
The GOP does not take no for an answer, no matter how many times it is said! NO, NO, NO, No, no. | Source

Extra Special Updates 6/18/2014

Did you ever notice how the GOP never takes no for an answer? Look how many times they have tried to overturn The Affordable Care Act (i.e. ObamaCare).

I thought that Senator Landrieu was/is a Democrat and is supposed to be for the American people. Did you notice how Senators Landrieu and Manchin are shown out front as if they represent 'We the People' when they are the ONLY Two Democrats (supposed) that voted to ramrod the Keystone XL pipeline through on the back of another bill that had nothing to do with the pipeline?

TELL THEM NO AGAIN!

How much of the Keystone pipeline do the Koch brothers own?

How much influence do the Koch brothers have in getting the Keystone pipeline approved?

After the Congress' 54 day vacation (is this an indirect Government shutdown) will they force the Pipeline through?

Does their "LOVE OF MONEY" outweigh their "love of country?

On Vacation till after the midterm election

These folks are already BRAGGING about how they will get the Xl-Keystone pipeline through
These folks are already BRAGGING about how they will get the Xl-Keystone pipeline through | Source

Is this a dirty bomb?

March 24th, 2017

Washington (CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration has approved the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration's decision to block the controversial oil project.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments, I really appreciate you and a special thanks for hanging in there with me.

      The pipeline was underway before it was actually approved. The people building it have no respect for anyone's rights, sounds like someone we both know of.

      Blessings my dear friend always.

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      C E Clark 4 weeks ago from North Texas

      Seems like there's no news on this project since March 24 of this year when the Fed. gov. gave a permit to go forward. As I know there were many more challenges to actually getting the pipeline underway, but so far no news regarding what happened after the Fed. permit was given. Wondering if they're getting it underway without telling anyone what they're doing or have they given up on the idea?

      Hope all is well with you dear friend. Blessings . . .

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      Terrie Lynn 7 months ago from Canada

      Thank you. I read your article and a lot of good information. But I looked at maps only a small piece will be new the rest is pipe that is already there. I was hoping for some answers or other safer alternatives. New regulations and safety makes new pipeline safer then the old. You have a nice day too. I wonder why they chose that route, would anything be better?

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      Shyron E Shenko 7 months ago from Texas

      Terrielynn, I am well aware that Approx. 40% of our oil comes from Canada, but my hub speaks to the concerns of Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sand oil to the Gulf for sale to other countries and this particular pipeline would be laid on Indian reservations and under our rivers that provide our drinking water and would require taking land belonging to US citizens by eminent domain. This particular pipeline is to the benefit of you country ONLY.

      Did you not read my hub?

      Have a good day

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      Terrie Lynn 7 months ago from Canada

      Please don't get me wrong. I live in northern Alberta and the main peice of this pipline already exists. Until people take personal responsibility, the problem can't be solved. We already pipeline, rail car and tanker truck. more then 100,000 barrels of oil into the states everyday. Through all my research the safest is still pipline. I too worry but consumption is high. I don't have an answer, how can we change if humans demand so much fossil fuel use. How are Canadians the only ones that benefit when we are suppling US demand. Everything I read says both will be working together. Even the crude oil is refined and some used for making synthetic oil.

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      Shyron E Shenko 7 months ago from Texas

      Patty, thank you for the comments. I read about the lawsuits also, but I have not read much about anything after we adopted Chipper, my hubby and Chipper are full time jobs. I do have some information about the Standing Rock Reservation protests. I really need to do a lot more research.

      I am not surprised that Alberta residents are in favor of the pipeline, they would rather have it crossing our land than theirs, and Canada would benefit not the United States.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend

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      Patty Inglish 7 months ago from North America

      I've read where environmental groups filed lawsuits at the end of March 2017 against the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline completion. Have you heard anything about this?

      I'm finding more than a few residents of Alberta saying they are in favor of the pipeline, as well as a group of Americans promoting it. The burst pipes we have already experienced, along with the direct link to cancer caused by tar sands is all troubling. I don;t like it.

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      Terrie Lynn 10 months ago from Canada

      This is a good read. But you don't have all the facts. I am Canadian. It will be a North American pipe line, not Canadian only. We already supply you with a lot of crude oil. It's a lot safer in a pipe then it is on the Hwy in trucks or in tanker cars on a railway. Our safety rules are really strict here. There is a risk for everything. I for one want the safest one for everyone. And we do have pipelines here, so I am not sure why you say it's going in the USA and not here when it is. The talks are going on now.

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      November 17, 2016 another pipeline Bursts, endangering drinking water of 6 million people. I wonder if Donald invested in this pipeline too.

      December 12, 2016 The Belle Fourche Pipeline ruptured spewing 176000 gallons of crude oil into the Ash Coulee Creek, and this pipeline has a history of oil-field-related spills.

      January 23, 2017 a pipeline burst in Stoughton , Saskatchewan. Spilling 200,000 liters of crude oil onto agricultural land.

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      Today President trump today signed an executive order to protect his investment in the Keystone XL Pipeline and allow the pipeline to contaminate our drinking water, our lands and without benefit to the American people.

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      I wonder if this issue will be brought up at the Presidential debate on September 26th or will it be kept a secret until after the election and only brought after all is said and done.

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      Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, compliment and sharing.

      I think Obama said NO, but you know that if Ted Cruz gets any power, the Canadian KXL pipeline will go through. Cruz only allegiance is to his country of birth.

      Blessings and Hugs my friend.

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      Has this thing ever been decided? Used to hear about it in the news every now and then, but haven't heard anything about it in a long while. With prices down around the world, maybe they decided they don't need the pipeline after all?

      Sharing this again. Hope all is well with you. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 21 months ago from Texas

      Paul Ryan was Lobbying for this, then the NATURAL BORN Canadian, Ted Cruz picked up the mantel and is running for president to get this pipeline laid across America.

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      This is a sad, sad day, when Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucuses, putting him one step closer to doing to all of America what Rick Snyder did to Flint Michigan.

      Cruz is NOT a natural born citizen, his loyalties are to his country of birth, Canada.

      Have you wondered why Canada does not want to lay the Keystone XL pipeline across Canada? Because they know that it is NOT if but when/how soon this pipeline will burst and contaminate our land, just like Rick Snyder contaminated Flint Michigan's water supply.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I watched the presidential debate 2016, and I am worried about the devastation planned by some of these candidates, the three who want this pipeline to cross the middle of our country. I had not thought about this before, if any one of these get into office they will approve the Keystone XL pipeline, then the property of our citizens will be TAKEN by eminent domain. And I began to wonder would these individuals benefit from GRABBING land from our country's land owners?

      I know Cruz wants this for his native country -- being born in Canada.

      Have anyone wondered why Canada does not want to cross their own lands with this Toxic filled pipeline???

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Patty, thank you for your comments. Most of the jobs coming with the pipeline will more than likely be Canadians that will be brought with the pipeline its self, but later on there will be plenty of work for Americans. But those jobs will not pay very much it will be jobs cleaning up the spills that will happen, not probable happen.

      Saying prayers that our president keeps his promises, signs the veto.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jaye, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate you my dear friend.

      I also hope that the President vetoes the KXL bill.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Ben, thank you for your comment, I really appreciate you. I pray that the President vetoes this insane bill our country does not need the tragic danger this would impose on us.

      Blessings and hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Yes I heard that the Senate has passed the KXL pipeline bill, shame that they did this just to spite the President. That goes to show how much they hate the President and the average American people.

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      Patty Inglish 2 years ago from North America

      EGAD! Most of the jobs coming with the pipeline are very short-term, just a matter of months - with a return to poverty, "now improved with caustic-filled oil that causes cancer. "

      Mr. Obama, please veto this bill.

      A billionaire owns the trucks transporting the tar/oil sands currently, but the trucks can be cleaned out and will hopefully not leak cargo. The pipelines will not be cleaned, but holes will eat through them. Water and people will be damaged.

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I'm hoping for a presidential veto, which Pres. Obama said he would use if necessary.

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      Ben Zoltak 2 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      The only reason the Senate even voted on this bill in the first place is because big oil purchased most of the senators! Boo dirty energy! Crank up the veto pen Mr. President!!!

      Ben

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Understand the Senate has passed this bill and the House will vote on it next week. Is anyone paying attention? Will Obama veto as promised?

      Sharing. Hope all is well with you. Glad things went well at your meeting las' night and hope they are going well again tonight.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for reading this again, commenting and sharing.

      I don't know how our Congress could be so naïve to think it would bring jobs to the US, or are they Naïve? Is there more to it than that? Don't the Congressmen know that Trans Canada would give the jobs to Canadians first? Maybe they will hire US citizens to clean-up the spills along the way.

      I am so glad you can charge your computer at your daughter's house.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This continues to be in the news, one more thing for Congress people to bicker about. I read that oil industry people moved on and found ways around this issue, but not Congress. They're still harping on the same old stuff and wasting time which we pay them to do. BO says he will veto the bill if they pass it, so there's more time wasting . . .

      To let you know, my computer is charging fine at daughter's house, but won't at the library. Strange.

      Shared this hub again. Hope you're able to enjoy the pretty day we're having without having to plug away at something. Take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Patty, so good to see you, thank you for the comment. Either way, I am sure they will get the tar sand oil to market without benefitting the United States.

      Could this crude be the brimstone, that will end our world?

      I do appreciate you Patty, blessings dear friend.

      Shyron

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      I like this article enough to have read it again! I've been reading in some biz journals that stopping the pipeline will allow tanker trucks already carrying the tar sands to continue to transport the material to the Gulf. What's more, Warren Buffet is connected with the company owning the trucks. Big Business seems to win either way, but at least the stuff will not be coursing through our lands and leaking into water supplies.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment. I don't thing that Ted Cruz will let the Keystone Pipeline die, he wants his native country to get that money.

      I am using a different computer, but My son has one he is not using and he said he will check it out and he will let me have it. Yes John and I are okay, he does not feel well enough to go to church, but he is up and around.

      I am glad the charity was able to help. You have a good nap.

      Blessings to you my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Since our Senate voted this down -- barely -- it would seem to be a dead issue now, but will the recently elected congressmen agree with the recent decision or will they try to resurrect the issue after they're sworn in next January?

      Hope you and John are both well and that you've got your computer back in better shape than it was. The charity that you helped me find hauled a truck load of 'stuff' out of here yesterday morning. Just a week left to get the rest of it out. Need a nap and that's next after I finish with this. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Ben, thank you for stopping by and for you kind words. Ted Cruz is ready to sell us out to his native country. Maybe he plans to move back to Canada. Wouldn't that be nice? The only thing is we would be stuck with the destruction of this dangerous pipeline.

      Take care friend.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Patty, I am so happy to see you. I have missed you. Thank you for the comments. I really appreciate you.

      I know that the Keystone XL is bad for America, and that the oil is only for he highest bidder. I don't know what if anything we can do about this, but this article is me trying to do something.

      God bless you my friend

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      firstday for the delay in getting back to you, computer problems. Thank you for your comments, which are appreciated.

      The Keystone pipeline is not for the benefit of Americans. That is one reason Ted Cruz wants it to go through, he was born in Canada.

      Nice to meet you Rebecca and I am following you here on HP.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you my dear friend for your comments, up-votes, and sharing. I so appreciate you. So for the delay in answering you comment., my computer's hard drive went out and I have to use someone else's, hard to get use to.

      Take care and blessings.

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      Ben Zoltak 3 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Great piece Shyron, good to help get the word out, since the mainstream media can no longer be trusted. Very strange time, Republicans are all plutocrats and in bed with Chinese oil interests! No one could've predicted private American corporations would have bent over backwards to hand over dirty fuel to China's hungry factories. The Koch Brothers and other billionaires have sold out American to the highest bidder, at the price of our children's land, water and health.

      Ben

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      My Native American contacts tell me that the Lakota Nation is still actively blocking roads that would carry construction trucks and equipment for the pipeline to be completed. One group is arrested and the next group takes their place, then the first group is released, etc.

      The Keystone XL would carry only tar sands that cause serious medical problems and death already in Alberta. They also eat through the unlined pipes pretty quickly. Texas oil people want the money to be gained from refining the sludge and sending back oil to Canada, but just how much more money does Big Oil need? If the situation does not nauseate people, the tar sands will do so, before they cause additional cancers - as they do in the Alberta Cancer Corridor.

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      R Beggs 3 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is an important issue and I am glad you are addressing this. Here is some information off a post I just reshared in TSU: The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline. "an act of war against our people"…they are closing their reservation borders. Here is my invite to you for TSU (it is by invitation only) go to https://www.tsu.co/Rebeccabe you will see my profile there. I am only hooked up to 1K people (there is a public share also for more people) so far since I only joined about 5 days ago. I live in Nebraska the pipeline will run over Ogallala Aquifer, we cannot drink oil. One post I read in TSU said the pipeline will only provide 50 permanent jobs. The oil is for China. You can post your article there. The best to you for your help in this situation.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Seems this issue is expected to come up again soon and Obama has promised to veto it if it lands on his desk. I guess that makes it look like the Republicans tried to push it through since they can vote for it knowing Obama will veto it -- even if a couple of them have a conscience and might vote against it under ordinary circumstances.

      Voted up and sharing again. People need to pay attention to this issue.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for your comments, posting and sharing.

      I don't know if Obama has what it takes to veto the Keystone XL Pipeline passage. Maybe the tar sand oil is really brimstone and will be the final blaze of glory for the GOP/the Canadian Cruz.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings to you.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      With so many Republicans in office after Tuesday's election, I expect the legislation on this issue will be passed. Wonder if Obama will veto it?

      People need to keep their eye on this issue because it will be revisited once the elections are out of the way. Politicians love to pass bills people don't like when we're not looking.

      Posting this on FB, and sharing on HP.

      Glad all is well with you and John. Have a good week, and God Bless . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear friend thank you for your comment, pinning to AH, posting on FB, and sharing on HP.

      I am afraid that the Keystone Pipeline will be approved also, I know it will if the party of no to anything President Obama want's to accompolish, get back in office and get control.

      Not a bad weekend, John is watching football and I am on here.

      I hope your week will be pleasant and cool for you. But then maybe your driver will turn on the heat.

      Blessings my dear friend and have a good week.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Congress needs their vacation for campaigning for themselves or friends who are up for re-election. Lots of things are being left until after midterms in hopes of not offending the electorate. This is true for both parties. The Keystone Pipeline is one of those things being left until after the midterms. It won't be much longer and election day will be over. Wonder what they will do on this issue then? I think it will be approved. :(

      Pinning again to AH, posting on FB, and sharing on HP.

      Hope you're (both) having a great weekend. I was up in the wee hours and off to the laundromat. Yesterday was such a nice cool, cloudy day. Loved it! Wish we could have more of those. Take care and God bless . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for this information, I have updated this hub with some questions, not only about the Kochs, but about the congress 54 day vacation (or is this an unofficial Government shutdown?) until after the mid-term elections.

      Thank you for the comment, good wishes, up votes and sharing.

      Bless you always.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Did you know this? "The Koch Brothers would be the single largest beneficiary of the Keystone XL Pipeline, because they own much of the refining capacity at the end of the pipeline in Texas. They stand to make billions if the pipeline is approved," which it all but certainly will be once the coming elections are over.

      I like Obama, but first and foremost like all politicians, he's in it for his own benefit. I believe he will sign this bill into law within a few weeks or months after the November election.

      Voted up and awesome! Hope you and John are having a great Sabbath and taking a rest.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you wrenchBiscuit, yes it does make me nauseous and angry. And the bone thrown to taxpayers once in a while they make sure it is meatless before being thrown or else they will take it back.

      Yes we are in for a bumpy ride, this go around.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you my dear friend for the pinning and sharing and you comment. Isn't it strange how people forget. Gonna send you Doonesbury when I scan it, It is really good this week.

      It was nice talking to you also. I hope you had a good night.

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      Ronnie wrenchBiscuit 3 years ago

      Nice article! Don't greed make you nauseous? The money decides the vote. They throw the taxpayers a bone once and a while, but the big ticket items, like this one, are decided by the ruling class. The taxpayers are out of the loop. There is definitely a confrontation coming. I missed the 60's but I'm ready and primed for this one!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Read recently that it has been determined that passing legislation on this is to be stalled 'til after the November elections. That way people will forget who really sold us down the dirty toxic river by the time the next elections roll around.

      Pinning to AH and sharing. Good talkin' to you . . . have a good night!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Linda, thank you for your comments, thumb-up and sharing. I really appreciate you.

      Blessings to you.

      Shyron

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      Linda Crist 3 years ago from Central Virginia

      Great job of presenting the facts and educating those that don't understand what a monster this pipeline will be. And then, you continue to update it and that isn't easy. Voted up and awesome and sharing it too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, that must have been the same e-mail that I received. The Republicans are attaching a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline to other bill that should be passed, but our Saving Grace is that the Democrats value saving our country from the devastation the pipeline would cause. If the GOP/Tea Parth have their way we may go up in flames. The Canadian company that own the Keystone XL must have promised an lot of $$$ to buy so many members of the GOP. The did not have to buy Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada.

      Thank you for the thumbs up, AUI, pinning and sharing.

      I will call you later today or tomorrow. Enjoy your time on Jury Duty - I did not know that a lawyer's wife would be summond for Jury Duty or is that if it is not on the same trial?

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Received notice in my email that congress has taken this issue up again. McConnell is trying to force passage of the bill and it's said to be a repeat of the fight they had back in May. Republicans are determined to destroy this planet and why not? They only have a few more years on it and then it will be somebody else's problem and most importantly, they'll have the money -- maybe for packing material in their caskets? Time for people to be paying attention again . . .

      Voted up, AUI, pinned to AH and shared.

      Sorry I missed your call. I was sleeping by 6:30 PM and even earlier on Wednesday. Trying to get ready for jury duty when I'll have to be up early everyday. TTYS

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I just heard that the Republicans attached the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to a bill to get it past, and the democrats voted against the bill because of it, a bill they would have otherwise voted for.

      When are they going to be called out on this???

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Suzanne, I have missed you on here my friend.

      Thank you for you comments, you are so appreciated. You are right Ted Cruz' loyalties lie with the country where he was born.

      The tea baggers do not care about anyone but themselves.

      http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?p... this one does not work.

      The other one is okay

      Blessings to you my friend and Ray

      Shyron

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      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      Ted Cruz is neither a Texan nor an American. He is a Canadian bent on overthrowing our government and enriching himself at the expense of We the People. He is unfit and unqualified to serve We the People.

      Write your representative in congress and those you admire urging them to expel Ted Cruz!

      "Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” from

      the Senate (if a Senator) or from the House of Representatives (if a Representative) upon a formal vote on a resolution agreed to by two-thirds of the Members of that body present and voting.

      While there are no specific grounds for an expulsion expressed in the Constitution, expulsion actions in both the House and the Senate have generally concerned cases of perceived disloyalty to the United States"

      http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?p...

      Expulsion and Censure

      http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common...

      willful failure to discharge one’s duty as a public official.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear friend, I really appreciate your reading this again.

      President Obama has not approved the Keystone XL, but the Republican Congress continues to try to "ram-rod" this through. How do they benefit? Our country does not benefit.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Larry, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

      As I said in this article, our country does not benefit, in the least. And don't think Americans would be hired to lay the pipeline. This would only provide jobs for Canidans.

      BTW, Ted Cruz is a Canidan.

      President Obama has not approved the Keystone XL, but the Republican Congress continues to try to "ram-rod" this through. How do they benefit? Our country does not benefit.

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      LAURENS WRIGHT 3 years ago

      I keep hearing it said that the US needs this pipe line. Think of where the oil will be going and who will be getting the profits. If this would benefit the US, don't you think that the pipeline would be built right over the US/Canadian border? This oil will be going to other nations. As far as jobs, have you ever seen how these pipes are put into the ground? The machinery does the job, with very few people involved. This Keystone pipeline is only for the elite and the super rich to get richer, not to help the US.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Wondering again what is going on with this issue. I still think it's a done deal and that is most unfortunate. It will probably come out when BO leaves office so there will be less backlash.

      Voted up and AUI, sharing, pinning to AH. Such an important issue I really hope it hasn't been swept under the rug.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I forgot to thank you for your comment, votes and sharing, so thank you.

      It just makes my blood boil, that this intelligent woman, Senator Landrieu, does not know when she has been oiled or did she get paid enough that she does not care.

      We need Senators and Congressmen that care about OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLE.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      maab30, thank you for your comment, I hope less greedy heads rule on this.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Alexander Pourbaix of Trans Canada in a video has snowed/bought Mary Landrieu (D) LA (she should be a Republican). Are tar sands the "cleanest barrel of oil produced in North America," as Senator Mary Landrieu claims? I wonder is she got paid enough to flee the country after it is destroyed by the Keystone pipeline?

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      Matthew Abuelo 3 years ago from News And Art From The Left

      Sadly you maybe correct, Au fait.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      I haven't heard any news about this lately, and when the government is that quiet about something it's just like a child -- you have to wonder what they're up to. The times when the government is quietest is when they're doing something behind our backs that they don't want us to know about. Seems to me this is a done deal except for a few minor formalities.

      Voted up, UIA, and sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Glenda for stopping by

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      Glenda 3 years ago

      This. Sure is scary...

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      maab30, thank you so much for this link. I try to keep up with this, but when the weather is nice, we have to keep everything working yard work that is. I really appreciate you.

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      Matthew Abuelo 3 years ago from News And Art From The Left

      Here is a clip of where we are with this damn project.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozmOQqRw0j4

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment, sorry but it has taken me a year to say thank you for your comment. It just might take another to get the Post Comment to work. What is going on with this site, are they trying to scare everyone away? It is working (chasing everybody away, I mean)

      Thanks again for the comments.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to pin this again. Already pinned to my "Politics" board, but decided to put it on my "Current Events' board too, since it really is an ongoing thing, or so it seems. There was no PIN button, but I found a way to Pin this hub anyway.

      Have the techi geeks gone off to Bubblews too? Along with many of the good writers that used to be here? This site works so badly the last several days, more than a week, that it almost seems like politicians are running it and maintaining it instead of the techi guys.

      There are no share buttons showing. Takes at least 2-3 minutes to load a hub, and even longer to load the feed page. Loading a profile page takes forever too. Takes ages and ages (I'm at least a year older now since I tried to get past the main entry page here on HP), to get through the sign-in page or beyond once that finally works.

      I don't have this trouble with any other website I go to, so I have to think this site has some big problems. Makes it hard to publish a new hub or to respond to comments. Won't let me vote either. Every time I try the page jumps up to the top and no vote is registered. I tried.

      I've been trying for 10 minutes to get it to let me post this comment! If readers have a tenth of the trouble getting a hub to open that I'm having, no wonder all of our traffic is dropping!

      021514

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Bill, I just hope they woke up in time. No only is the pipeline bad for america, it is good for Canada, it will provide jobs "FOR CANADIANS," the pipeline when laid gives Canada posission of the land it crosses, so they can get "CANADA'S TOXIC OIL" to market.

      Sorry, I can't get off the soap box on this one, it is too important to all Americans, whether they know it or not, even the ones who are for the pipeline.

      Thank you Bill, I appreciate you and your comments.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, I appreciate you, more than you know, and thank you for telling me about the link, and for sharing this hub. I just hope that somehow this reaches the president. I emailed the link to everyone I know.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow! You woke people up with this one. Pipelines good for America? I don't think so....oh, that's right, we can just trade an economic gain for the environment....no sweat....there will always be water, right? There will always be clean air, right? Just fill up those gas tanks and don't worry about it. The short-sighted vision of some people drives me crazy.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Thanks for the link to the petition, Shyron. I'm sharing this hub again.

      I appreciate your friendship as well....Take care, Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for you continued support of this important issue. I hope everyone will go the the link and sign the petition asking the President not to okay this pipeline.

      Thank you for the vote and sharing

      I hope you watched the video on here it is so awesome. It shows our world coming alive and then dying.

      That is what the pipeline will do to our world/country.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This is such an important issue and so well written and informed that I want to share it still again. The president hasn't signed the OK yet so far as I know, and there is still time to try to influence his decision for those people who care about our environment.

      Appreciate your shining a light on this issue that so many people seem to have already forgotten about in order to move on to the important issue of whether or not we should deport the Bieber (also Canadian). Yes, being sarcastic.

      Let's keep the Bieber and deport the pipeline!

      Voted up and awesome and sharing again!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, I did not know about signing the petition until you told me about it. I will also read Rising Seas. If you watched the video on this hub, it would break your heart to see what is happening to our world. I cannot believe, but you can see it. I also put a link to the petition in this hub. I am so greatful that you told me about it.

      God bless you Jaye and thank you for being my friend!

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Thanks for signing the petition, Shyron. The ignorance of people who deny climate change never ceases to amaze me. They remind me of an elderly relative who watched the TV news when astronaut John Glenn walk on the moon and insisted it was fake--a trick on Americans that was filmed on a movie lot!

      Anyone who denies the reality of climate change should read the September 2013 National Geographic article (available online) "Rising Seas." The damage has already been done due to those who refuse to believe scientific evidence. This earth is already harmed from our selfish overuse of fossil fuel, and that damage is irreversible. The article warns that even if we stopped burning ALL fossil fuels right now, existing greenhouse gases would continue to warm the earth for centuries to come. Because of apathy, future generations will suffer from a hotter world and rising seas. Those "future generations" mean our grandchildren and their grandchildren.

      Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, I just signed.

      http://act.credoaction.com/sign/grijalva_letter

      Republicans in the House are gearing up for yet another symbolic vote to force approval of Keystone XL.

      Of course, Keystone XL is President Obama’s decision – not the climate deniers who make up a majority of our Congress – but we know that he is sensitive to pressure from Congress as he considers his decision.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, I will be doing that as soon as I finish typing this.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Anyone who wants to sign a petition voicing resistance against the Keystone XL Pipeline can find one at credo dot com.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I know the President must know that it not right to approve this pipeline.

      All that I can do is hope that all who read this will tell Our President not sell our country out.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sent you an email a few minutes ago regarding this issue. People need to brace for the president's approval because it appears to be imminent.

      Sharing this again. Hope all is well with you and John . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      maab30, I don't know. The woman on the radio, said that she and her neighbors tried to fight it and they lost the fight. That is just not right, that is why I keep on writing about this.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your continued support on this. I have been trying to keep this up to date, but so much is kept secret and you don't know who is taking money under the table on this.

      It is possible that the woman on the radio was talking about the extension of the already existing XL pipeline, but from what I could gather she was talking about the new one. What I do believe is that this pipeline whether it is an extension or a new one, is BAD for America.

      And I also believe the bickering is a distraction, so the foxes can sneak into the hen house to do their dirty deeds.

      Thank you for the votes up, and pinning and sharing.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This is such an important issue and I applaud you for keeping us up to date on what is going on with it. I just read in the following in the New York Times earlier today (article is 2 days old) : "Keystone XL — the XL stands for express line — would be a shortcut to the Gulf of Mexico as well as an extension of TransCanada’s existing Keystone pipeline, which runs from Alberta to Nebraska, with small branches to Illinois and Oklahoma. Keystone XL would be a far more direct route across the United States," (Sarah Wheaton).

      Is it possible that the woman on the radio was talking about the extension of the already existing XL pipeline? Even that requires the approval of the president from the sound of it. It seems so strange that this construction is going on if approval of the president is required but not yet given.

      I've said for years that all the bickering and scandals are really just distractions to keep the American public bickering amongst themselves while the real dirty work is being done where they aren't paying attention.

      Voted up and awesome and useful. Pinned to Awesome HubPages and of course, shared.

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      Matthew Abuelo 3 years ago from News And Art From The Left

      Are protestors out there?

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I heard a woman from Oklahoma talking about Canada acquiring American lands by eminent domain, to lay the Keystone XL Pipeline and has been laid all the way to the Texas border. Is this without the Presidential approval?

      Because the pipeline is being laid near her home she said she could see the workers come and go and the plates are all from Canada.

      See my January 25, 2014 update on this.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, here is some results of my research tonight.

      12/31/2013 Jim Snyder, Lynn Doan and Bradley Olson, authored an article about a North Dakota train that was hauling oil derailed, caught fire and caused the evacuation of a town, and sparked a renewed debate about the safety of the Keystone XL pipeline.

      Keystone would allow about 100,000 barrels a day of crude from the Bakken formation in Montana and North Dakota onto the pipeline through a link in Baker, Montana.

      The North Dakota accident is the fourth major North American derailment in six months by trains transporting crude.

      President Obams said in a June speech on climate change that he wouldn’t approve Keystone if it would lead to a significant increase in carbon-dioxide emissions.

      In November, a train carrying oil to the Gulf Coast from North Dakota derailed in Alabama, touching off fires. A month earlier, residents were evacuated from a rural area of Alberta after 13 railcars, four of which were carrying crude, derailed and ignited a blaze.

      In July, a runaway train transporting crude exploded and killed 47 people in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic.

      The Dec. 30 derailment “is likely to flare up the debate on the environmental side of the shale oil boom, which could result in higher costs for the industry,” JBC Energy GmbH, a Vienna-based energy consultant, said in an e-mailed report yesterday.

      This is just a smattering of some of the incidents that have been covered by these writers. They write for the Bloomberg News.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for reminding me to follow up on this and for your votes and sharing. I will do some research and see what I can come up with.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Haven't heard anything about this lately. Since I have no TV I wouldn't hear anything even if something was happening. I just wonder where things on this issue are at and whether or not our Congress has passed laws allowing this or are they still haggling?

      Voted up and awesome and sharing.

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      Jen 3 years ago

      I don't think I ever heard if this was resolved. Do you know if this pipeline was ever authorized? Do you think Congress finally coming to a long term budget agreement means they are going to start behaving like adults in stead of spoiled brats? Do you think the Republicans finally realized that their shenanigans are lowering their popularity and their prospects for being elected and reelected next time around?

      I know I don't leave comments very often but I still like to read your articles. I really sympathize with all the problems you wrote about with accident prone children. You have so many good articles Shyron. I always have to come and see if you've added any new ones. One of our joint friends said I could vote on your articles if I want to, so I'm going to do that this on this one. Up and useful and awesome.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Hey Matt:

      Thank you!

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      Matthew Abuelo 4 years ago from News And Art From The Left

      Hey Shyron:

      Here is the link.

      http://www.revbilly.com/

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you maab30 for your comment and I will check Rev. Billy's website.

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      Matthew Abuelo 4 years ago from News And Art From The Left

      A greedy short sided person would lobby for this. Check out Rev. Billy's website in his effort to fight global warming.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Please everyone ask our president NOT to approve this dangerous unbeneficial pipeline, to Not allow the company who wants to USE our country and take our lands for their benefit only.

      What kind of person would Lobby for this?

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you maab30, I appreciate your answering Au fait's question.

      On October 9, 2013 Journalist Ryan Lizza with NPR says there's one far-reaching, controversial issue President Obama will soon get to decide all by himself, without having to ask Congress. He alone can approve or reject construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to take heavy crude oil extracted from Alberta, Canada, through America's heartland to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you maab30, I appreciate your answering Au fait's question.

      On October 9, 2013 Journalist Ryan Lizza with NPR says there's one far-reaching, controversial issue President Obama will soon get to decide all by himself, without having to ask Congress. He alone can approve or reject construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to take heavy crude oil extracted from Alberta, Canada, through America's heartland to refineries on the Gulf Coast.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment, sharing and awesome vote. I answered you question earlier and don't see my answer in the feed, it was a long answer. Maybe you have to approve it first.