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The last thing Malta, Round Lake need is more roundabouts

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The last thing Malta, Round Lake need is more roundabouts In the Malta and Round Lake areas, everyone is driving around in circles. The 13 roundabouts already here are overkill for this area. One can become dizzy before reaching a sensible stretch of roads. The Malta Town Board’s latest whim is how to quickly ram down two more of these monstrosities on the residents of Round Lake Road. A Feb. 7 Daily Gazette article states ...

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March 23, 2013
4:06 a.m.

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Re: Gargano - Tar sands is NOT crude oil. It is sticky, full of sand and so thick that they have to shoot steam deep underground, to change the consistency enough to a liquid form, to mine it. It produces three times the greenhouse gas emissions in order to do this. Also, any spill of tars sands is far more devastating to our environment than crude oil. Check out Kalamazoo, MI, July 2010, to see how the cleanup is going, $800 million and almost three years after their spill.

Do you think that oil prices will actually decrease ? The whole idea is that now prices are so high that the process of extracting tar sands is profitable. Do you really believe that anyone besides the oil companies and their executives will profit financially from this?

March 23, 2013
7:12 a.m.

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We have over 2.3 million miles of pipelines in America, safely transporting hydrocarbons in various states of matter to our homes and businesses. The Keystone Pipeline is being held up by Barack Obama because it would benefit the country he is so deperately trying to TRANSFORM! Face it. The only reason Keystone isn't being given the ok is due to the President.

March 23, 2013
7:49 a.m.

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If the U.S. used it's oil resources we would have $1 a gallon gas or less. There are two reasons that we don't. One is that politicians take billions in kickbacks from enviromental groups and the largest reason is simple math, if we use our own vast oil reserves and the price of gas goes to $1 or less, the government would lose billions of dollars per year in taxes. The average ammount of taxes in the U.S. are 49 cents per gallon of gas and a whopping 67 cents per gallon in N.Y.

March 23, 2013
2:37 p.m.

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Joe Garango:
Keystone leaves us with all of the risk, and none of the benefits.
Your rectally produced "statistical fact", is one of the stupider things I've ever heard.
If a tanker goes down in the ocean, the oil will eventually disperse, however if the pipeline bursts, it has the potential to pollute the aquifers that this country depends on to grow quite a bit of it's food.
Those "thousands of jobs" that you've been lied to about, would be temporary.
The contamination of our farm belt would not be, and I'm not willing to face all the inherent risks for the next century or so, for the sake of a few temp jobs.
If they put FIVE of those pipelines in tomorrow, it still wouldn't lessen our perceived "dependence on Middle East oil",because none of that oil was ever destined to even be used on this continent.
We could curtail our "dependence", simply by limiting the export of oil produced in The United States.
Our current oil production is at a 17 year high, and we are one of the largest oil EXPORTERS in the world.
Drill baby drill?
What a joke. They got the permission, and they still aren't drilling.
Oil and gas companies are currently not using 72 percent of the total acres leased offshore and 56 percent of the total acres leased onshore.
We could be energy independent almost immediately, if people like yourself weren't so gullible.

March 24, 2013
11:38 a.m.

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Again it is because of taxes, the Government want high prices, the higher the cost of gas, the more money in tax and fees.