Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP) restarts the 307K bbl/day Trans Mountain pipeline after repair...

Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP) restarts the 307K bbl/day Trans Mountain pipeline after repair crews finished their work on a defect that prompted a small oil spill - roughly six barrels - earlier this week. KMP plans to almost triple the line's capacity, which extends from Alberta to B.C. and Washington state, and critics were quick to seize on the spill: "Where oil moves, it spills," says the head of B.C.'s Sierra Club.

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  • EconProf7
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    Sierra Club will not be satisfied till all mankind has been eliminated.
    14 Jun 2013, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • jmf3210
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    Sierra Club..."where oil moves, it spills." Good one.
    Try the rest of it, 'where oil spills, oil gets cleaned up, area gets re-mediated, a few dozen lawyers get amply fed and a few thousand locals get rather rich."
    In short, without the barbs, there is a solution to the problem. Just sayin.'
    14 Jun 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • dunnhaupt
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    The head of the Sierra Club presumably drives a car and does not ride a bicycle as he should.
    14 Jun 2013, 07:06 PM Reply Like
  • SoldHigh
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    The same Sierra Club led by an elitist academic who likely flies all over the planet in large jets that burn thousands of gallons of petrol in every flight?


    14 Jun 2013, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • lau56806
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    Remember John Kennedy JR?
    16 Jun 2013, 11:57 PM Reply Like
  • Uncle Pie
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    It's essential that we have environmental safeguards.


    However snide remarks like this one from the Sierra Club are not helpful. If the Sierra Club were serious about reducing America's use of fossil fuels, they should favor an increase in the gasoline tax to levels like those in Canada or Europe. You just don't see any SUVs in Europe. Does the American housewife really need a 3,000 pound truck to take her daughter to her ballet lesson, and pick up a few groceries on the way home? Somehow the rest of the world runs just fine with gasoline prices that are 50%-150% higher than ours. They just drive smaller vehicles and use more public transportation. That would be a better way to reduce America's carbon footprint, instead of verbal attacks on the energy industry, which has to work hard to supply America's insatiable demand for fuels.
    15 Jun 2013, 12:06 PM Reply Like
  • bigbenorr
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    Driving big trucks is what makes America a great place to live. I mean, you think Europeans enjoy tiny cars and crowded trains?? What happens when you need to move something big and heavy, or you want to go on a road trip and carry enough luggage to actually enjoy it? It's fine to reduce pollution, but how about finding ways to do it without making life miserable.... (FYI I think most trucks weigh closer to 6,000 lbs.)
    20 Jun 2013, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • Chancer
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    "where oil moves it spills."


    Where environmentalists speak, they lie.
    15 Jun 2013, 01:38 PM Reply Like
  • firstinsnow
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    Actually, I've been hearing a conflicting account of the spill.
    Rather, than repeat what I've heard, further investigation will
    be necessary, by and from, ALL sources.
    I really hope that it was only 6 barrels.
    Full disclosure, I own Kinder Morgan Stock.
    17 Jun 2013, 09:05 AM Reply Like
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