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Obama was right to postpone permit for Keystone oil pipeline

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In a remarkably courageous decision, given election-year hysteria and finger-pointing, President Obama has postponed granting a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, pending further environmental review. This was the right decision, I believe. Keystone XL, bringing tar sand oil from Alberta, would have been built over and through an immense aquifer, the Ogallala Aquifer beneath the Sand Hills of Nebraska. Given the pipeline company’s poor track record in preventing spills like the tar sands spill ...


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albright1
January 29, 2012
2:51 p.m.

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Patricia O'Reilly Rush....I think if you were a cave woman, you would be against fire....

gina99
January 29, 2012
4:52 p.m.

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A courageous decision to postpone doing anything until after the election? Great! Keep our dependency on Arab oil and let Canada pursue Chinese options. Keep hanging tough Obama and keep doing nothing.

Jose
February 2, 2012
5 p.m.

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There are over 600,000 miles of pipe lines in America. Ever heard of a major leak?

Jose
February 2, 2012
5:14 p.m.

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I was wrong the total is 2,307,981.

http://phmsa.dot.gov/portal/site/PHMSA/m...

dan
February 2, 2012
5:33 p.m.

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There's an article here that says the last Keystone pipeline leaked 84x more than they had predicted. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29...

Jose
February 2, 2012
6:05 p.m.

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Dan,
Check the chart again. Wow one bad leak. Others 2, 5, 10, etc. We do not live in a perfect world.

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