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View Poll Results: SHOULD THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE BE ALLOWED?
YES 51 63.75%
NO 24 30.00%
UNSURE/DON'T CARE 5 6.25%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Please give me 1 good reason why this project should be put on hold. The environmentalist are saying that this is a dirty energy project and we shouldn't allow it in america.

This will be the safest pipeline in the world when it is completed and will reduce our reliance on oil coming from hostile countries. the project will create jobs.

The oil in Canada will be used weather we allow this project or not. It's not like we will reduce carbon emissions by stopping this project. Instead the oil will be shipped to China where they will burn it in a far lower standard than here.

Remember the USA will use the same amount of Oil no matter what. This is just giving us a friendlier source to rely on.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Green votes in November
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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One of the states said no, so it's a no. Unless they want to go around that state of course.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yes, it absolutely should be allowed.

Last edited by afoigrokerkok; 02-15-2012 at 12:34 PM..
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Please give me 1 good reason why this project should be put on hold. The environmentalist are saying that this is a dirty energy project and we shouldn't allow it in america.

This will be the safest pipeline in the world when it is completed and will reduce our reliance on oil coming from hostile countries. the project will create jobs.

The oil in Canada will be used weather we allow this project or not. It's not like we will reduce carbon emissions by stopping this project. Instead the oil will be shipped to China where they will burn it in a far lower standard than here.

Remember the USA will use the same amount of Oil no matter what. This is just giving us a friendlier source to rely on.
It's not on hold. It's in the process of being evaluated. Seems, I heard of some problems with the design last week. Hopefully, any problems found, can be resolved and the project authorized.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Don't care. But let us not use "jobs" excuse, or that it will help us with some kind of "oil independence". If either were true, we could do better by pushing for a new oil refinery in Nebraska.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Not this thread again
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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TransCanada already made a press release to investors that it would be approved by QE1 in 2013 and expects to have it up and running sometime in late 2014 or early 2015...


CALGARY — TransCanada Corp., the backer of the Keystone XL pipeline project, said on Tuesday it still intends to build the controversial US$7-billion line even as it again pushed back its already delayed schedule.

The company, which reported a 39% rise in net income on Tuesday, and boosted its dividend by 4.8%, said it expects to have the 830,000 barrel Alberta-to-Texas line up and running by early 2015 after last estimating it could be operating by late 2014

Source: Keystone: TransCanada delays pipeline project to 2015 | Energy | News | Financial Post
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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One of the states said no, so it's a no. Unless they want to go around that state of course.
That was Nebraska, and their governor has reversed his decision. I heard him say as much on the radio. Google it if you want a citation.

The only thing holding this up is the federal government.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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...a new oil refinery in Nebraska.
Dumbest. Idea. EVER.
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