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The Keystone XL Pipeline is Bad for America! (Extra Special Updates)
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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."
Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva has just written a great letter asking President Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline
- Tell your Rep: Urge President Obama to reject Keystone XL | CREDO Action
Tell your member of Congress to co-sign the Grijalva letter urging President Obama to reject Keystone XL.
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
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?
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."
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.
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?
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
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.
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 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!
Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil - YouTube
- Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil - YouTube
Greg Palast: Koch brothers could save two billion dollars a year if they can replace Venezuelan heavy crude crude with Canadian tar sands - one of the dirtie...
Special updates: President Obama is interviewed by The New York Times
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.
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?
Demand That John Boehner Be Expelled Or Resign For Keystone XL Scandal
- Demand That John Boehner Be Expelled Or Resign For Keystone XL Scandal
By pushing a pipeline that only benefits the Canadian companies that he invested in, John Boehner's behavior is unethical and grounds for expulsion from the House.
Pipeline Payoffs: Keystone XL op-ed tarred by dishonesty!
- Pipeline of Payoffs: Keystone XL Op-Ed Tarred by Dishonesty - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Foreign Affairs, perhaps the most influential journal of international relations in the world, recently published an article arguing that the Obama administration has spoiled its relationship with Canada.
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
There will be no jobs on a dead planet
Trying to tie bills to the Keystone XL pipeline or the other way around
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.
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
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.
Trump benefits from the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline?
© 2013 Shyron E Shenko