It's widely known that the U.S. State Department must approve the Keystone pipeline but an OK...

It's widely known that the U.S. State Department must approve the Keystone pipeline but an OK also is required from the Fish & Wildfire Service, which this month said the proposed route may endanger the American burying beetle. TransCanada (TRP) will have to trap and relocate the one-inch beetles, using frozen rats that have thawed a bit for maximum pungency. CEO Russ Girling says the company will do whatever it takes.

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  • gsterling
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    31 May 2013, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • Dogpound
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    Lol, meanwhile you americans do not care that you are importing oil from countries where girls are abused and oil is stored in earthen pits, where corruption gets things done and not due process. Wonder how those beetles survived the other 1.5 million miles of pipelines buried in the states.


    And you print this stuff?
    31 May 2013, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • wapiti
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    Do the beetles have any economic value????? What a joke !!
    31 May 2013, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • PeakOiler
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    Dogpound, the USA sells tons of product, particularly weapons, to many countries that treat women as chattel, so there's nothing new here. The biggest source of imported oil for the US is Canada.
    31 May 2013, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • Dogpound
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    The politics of coddling environmentalists to make themselves feel good is opening the door to the Chinese. The Chinese influence here in Alberta would impress you. We are a sovereign nation despite what some people think, we have so much in common with our good neighbors to the south except now they have no concern over our interests. That is what has changed since 2008.


    The Chinese want our oil and resources, if you don't want it they will take it. Canadians are finally realizing that we can no longer depend on the USA to promote our interests.


    There is no reason that pipeline is not in the ground already. Its also jobs in the USA, meh who even needs those.
    31 May 2013, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • Matt Jonza
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    the world would be a better place if there weren't burying beetles.
    31 May 2013, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • Uncle Pie
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    Canada should just tell America, Enough! and sell its oil and LNG to the Asian markets for the world price. America can buy its energy from the friendly, responsible, environmentally conscious folks in Venezuela, Nigeria, Iraq, etc.
    31 May 2013, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • wapiti
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    Agreed and I'm an American! We need to put the screws to the Arabs not our neighbors and allies!!
    31 May 2013, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • aldo888
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    The problem is, that tar sands extract is nasty stuff. Not the same as normal crude. At least that is what I understand. So it is not a simple no-brainer. Both sides of this issue have good arguments. I say that as a Transcanada shareholder.
    31 May 2013, 04:13 PM Reply Like
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