Keystone foes use rail constraints to urge rejection

“There is no way, no how that the tar sands gets out of the ground as fast - or at all - without this pipeline,” summarizes the latest twist in environmentalists' opposition to the Keystone XL (TRP) pipeline; and trains can't possibly move all the oil out of Canada's oil sands, which would hold down greenhouse gas emissions.

In a flurry of lobbying, the Sierra Club and other groups have been pressing for the final U.S. State Department report to account for limits on rail; if it’s not feasible to move large quantities of additional oil by rail, the pipeline would be the culprit in worsening climate change, they argued in a meeting last month with State Department officials.

Shipping by rail costs at least twice as much as pipeline, which will "have a material impact on how much of this stuff gets bought up and how much of it gets sold."

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  • wigit5
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    Great example of rich people screwing everyone
    28 Jan 2014, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    The elite are at it again. (Still!)
    28 Jan 2014, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • DonSimon
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    This shows the idiotic reasoning of them that if we block the shipment cAnada will leave the oil in the ground! It WILL be sold to others. That oil will replace a large amount of oil we now import from amigos like Venezuela
    28 Jan 2014, 11:55 AM Reply Like
  • marpy
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    are they nuts???? It is getting out of the ground now and production is increasing. One way or another it will get to market.
    28 Jan 2014, 03:48 PM Reply Like
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