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Nebraska Environmental Report Finds Keystone XL Pipeline Safe To Bring Jobs, Revenue, Growth
True Conservatives On Twitter ^ | January 8, 2013

Posted on 01/08/2013 4:37:15 PM PST by raptor22

Energy: The further review the administration said was needed is done, with a Nebraska environmental agency saying it's safe to build the pipeline that will bring oil, jobs and revenue from our friendly northern neighbor.

After kicking the Canadian oil barrel down the road, the Obama administration may soon be forced to approve the Keystone XL pipeline or come up with another excuse to block it after a report from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality declared it would have "minimal environmental impacts" on the state and its sensitive aquifers.

Friday's report triggered a 30-day deadline for Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, to make a final recommendation to the U.S. government on whether to go forward with the pipeline. Keystone XL will still need final approval from the State Department because its northern portion crosses an international boundary.

The $5.3 billion northern segment will run 850 miles from Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Neb., carrying up to 700,000 barrels of crude a day initially and up to 830,000 barrels a day after planned pumping upgrades.

TransCanada, the Canadian company behind the project, has already started construction on the $2.3 billion southern segment, calling it the Gulf Coast Project, which will run from Cushing, Okla., to Nederland, Texas.

The revised pipeline route, altered from the original, curves east of Nebraska's ecologically sensitive Sand Hills region but would still cross the Ogallala Aquifer, a source of drinking water and irrigation.

Environmentalists say the pipeline would endanger the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska and other states along the route. They ignore the fact that 50,000 existing miles of pipeline already crisscross the U.S., including Nebraska.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: alberta; aquifer; canada; daveheineman; energy; gasprices; hardisty; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; nebraska; ogallala; ogallalaaquifer; oil; oilsands; steelecity; trucon

1 posted on 01/08/2013 4:37:25 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 01/08/2013 4:42:09 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: raptor22

My research shows that NIMBYs stink up the environment.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 4:53:53 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: raptor22

$5 says Bathhouse Barry’s EPA/DER/DEP/ACoE/Dept Interior will kill it, somehow.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:59 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: raptor22

http://journalstar.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/article_40586032-0597-5375-815a-8f91284a5fbf.html

Explains it all, in detail


5 posted on 01/08/2013 6:21:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: carriage_hill
Warren Buffet owns the railroad that currently is transporting the oil sands to refinery locations in Texas. The pipeline will never gain approval because he's Obama's backdoor buddy.

Again, we are stiffed by Billionaires.

6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:07:54 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and politicians when they deserve it.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks raptor22.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:30:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: raptor22
If you look at a map of pipelines you will see the Great Plains is already crisscrossed with pipelines some of which have been in the ground for decades without any problems. With modern construction and testing the XL pipeline will be safer than any existing pipelines so any environmental concerns are greatly exaggerated. Oil from Canada and North Dakota is currently being shipped by rail. How safe are railroads compared to pipelines?

Remember back in the early 1970s environmentalists assured us that the Trans Alaska Pipeline could not be built and would turn Alaska into an oil soaked moonscape. 40 years later none of these dire predictions have been true.

8 posted on 01/08/2013 8:22:18 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Newbomb Turk

You’re right; I’d completely forgotten about Buffet and his railroads.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 4:20:41 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: carriage_hill

Buffet will NOT allow it. Period.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 4:23:59 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

SPJNK.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 4:45:54 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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