The U.S. State Department takes the unusual step of releasing publicly the feedback it received...

The U.S. State Department takes the unusual step of releasing publicly the feedback it received about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline (TRP) in response to its draft environmental report. Well represented in the first batch of ~1.2M total comments are green groups like Tar Sands Action and the Sierra Club as well as advocacy groups like Americans for Tax Reform and the Institute for Energy Research.

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  • rlp2451
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    Was the story a misprint, or deliberately misleading?:


    On May 23, 2013, the Department of State posted the first set of approximately 100,000 comments, out of the more than 1.2 million received, on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to, a public website. This marks the first time the Department has made all individual comments on a Presidential Permit application available to the public. The Department decided to post these comments as part of its continued effort to maximize transparency in the federal Presidential Permit review process. The comments can be viewed at;D=DOS-2013-0011.
    24 May 2013, 06:07 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Railroad companies, and companies operating oil tankers, would benefit from the Keystone XL pipeline being blocked. Some of the backers have the delusional belief that blocking tar sands transport will prompt Canadian companies to discontinue tar sands oil production.
    24 May 2013, 09:13 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    The public is going to read 1.2 million comments? Just make a decision, right or wrong. That's what elected officials are there for, to make decisions.
    24 May 2013, 10:05 PM Reply Like
  • vince1315
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    Confusing- what was the split on the pro and cons ??????
    25 May 2013, 03:39 AM Reply Like
  • Remyngton
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    Just shows how wishy-washy this administration is


    Can't make a decision without kowtowing to its donors


    -----except when they need to spy on the press , use the IRS to harass the opposition , or out and out LIE when diplomats die due to terrorist acts before an election
    25 May 2013, 07:37 AM Reply Like
  • marpy
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    The greens think that they can bully America into doing what they want even though they are far from representative of the American people. It is all part of their game of bullying, badgering, overloading the system with misinformation and junk science. The sad thing is that it looks like a big chunk of the Obama administration actually buys their crap and America is paying the price in lost jobs and lost opportunity for energy independence. The Obama administration needs to wake up here!!!!!!
    25 May 2013, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • leedynamo
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    Keystone & projects like it benefit ONLY the Fossil Fuel industry. The path of the future is sustainable.


    The climate change already locked-in to our future is bad enough. We can still transition to clean energy and reduce our exposure.
    26 May 2013, 09:10 PM Reply Like
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