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Pres. Obama’s emphasis in his inaugural address on fighting climate change may not bode well for U.S. approval of the Keystone pipeline, Canada’s finance minister worries. U.S. conservatives such as WSJ's Kim Strassel fear the president could further delay approval on Keystone and other energy issues, such as natural gas exports, to extract a heavy price: a carbon tax.
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  • Bret Jensen
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    Great, the only place that has had great job growth in the last four years.....and the socialist in chief wants to shut it down to please the luddites.
    26 Jan 2013, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • Charles A. Smith
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    No worries, Bret. Economic growth takes care of itself, no matter how restrictive the regime. Just keep taxing and regulating the moneyed class until it comes to heel...
    26 Jan 2013, 08:51 AM Reply Like
  • catamount
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    Well, at least this news current wasn't all supposition meant to bring out the hatred toward the President, who hasn't made a decision yet.

     

    I still can't understand why this is a decision left to the President at all, but we're reaping the benefits of the Bakken oil here in the Rockies, as Suncor's Denver refinery is taking it 'all' via rail. Rail is doing a fine transport job as is, and a pipeline will allow the oil to be more easily sold on the world market and increase prices.

     

    Screw the pipelines :) Long CP.
    26 Jan 2013, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    It is not about hating the president. It is about hating the politics and the back room deals that are going on. The BNSF deal with Buffet and Petrobras for example. That is why the trains are working 'so well'.

     

    I agree! No pipelines!!! Then, in the future, buy oil to fuel the USAF from the Chinese because Canada will build to blue water!

     

    It is not always tactics. Sometimes you need strategy as well.
    26 Jan 2013, 11:52 AM Reply Like
  • saratogahawk
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    Hey why approve a low cost efficient safe state of the art pipeline when your buddy owns a railroad. Can you say huge conflict of interest.
    26 Jan 2013, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Hey, Warren Buffett is a busy guy. Being a multi-billionaire hypocrite and busybody is a full time job. He'll get back to the president and tell him what to do with the pipeline as soon as he has time.
    26 Jan 2013, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • Richard Waldren
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    You know the Lord says in Psalms, "go populate the earth". He did not say anything about green house gas, carbon emissions, etc. If there is any green house emissions, it is more from sun spots. Also He has appointed the seas their boundaries. Every living creature is made up of carbon. That is why we have trees an grass to take the carbon out of the air and give us back oxygen. Every windmill emits ozone as the generator turns. Why is our congress not watching over this instead of our little dictator? We just as well get rid of our elected officials if they are not going to step up to the plate.
    26 Jan 2013, 04:59 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    The XL pipeline isn't for Bakken crude, it's for tar sands crude. In fact, Enbridge, one of the principles in the XL, blocked the construction of a pipe from the Bakken to Cushing by refusing to allow a connection to Enbridge's storage. You people are brainwashed, or worse.
    26 Jan 2013, 07:49 PM Reply Like
  • Charles A. Smith
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    What difference does it make? The myth that crude from the tar sands is somehow more environmentally damaging than oil from the Bakken (or anywhere else) is a key ingredient of the left's "brainwashing".
    26 Jan 2013, 08:33 PM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    KXL is a Transcanada project. NOT an Enbridge project. The current on ramp for Bakken is 300k barrels per day with expansion capability to 500k. Enbridge already runs at capacity so no connections there.

     

    I may be brain washed but at least I understand the issues!
    27 Jan 2013, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • Hendershott
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    You're correct about Enbridge. They are a competitor to Transcanada, and are expanding capacity on their own line from the tar sands.
    27 Jan 2013, 08:08 PM Reply Like
  • Alex_G
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    "The XL pipeline isn't for Bakken crude, it's for tar sands crude"

     

    Duh. It's what the refineries in the gulf were built for. blocking the pipeline hurts our economy, period. As a Drexel alum, I'd think you'd know better.
    27 Jan 2013, 02:05 AM Reply Like
  • TomasViewPoint
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    Fighting climate change is a joke and shows how pathetic this Prez and WDC really is. I don't mind cleaning up the environment and best practices but to say this is an important issue means he has no ideas or traction on anything else. And who can measure if you are successful in fighting climate change? It is one of those goals that you can never be judged on but you look like you are doing something.

     

    We are just worms on the earth and if the sun wants to burn us up well then it will.

     

    I will say we should stop all federal bailouts and insurance of people living on the coasts or below sea level. Move 'em and leave those areas pristine and/or for people to vacation at in temporary homes, etc.
    27 Jan 2013, 02:41 AM Reply Like
  • bobby44
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    Environment is an issue. Just not the only issue. The refiners will work for the next 50 years at least. During that time we must, as people, get to the new energy ways and protect the future.

     

    So the question becomes -- do you want Chavez / Saudi. OR do you take door number 3 where you have the opportunity to generate revenue and growth to help defray the costs of the next 50 years?
    27 Jan 2013, 02:06 PM Reply Like
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