Skip to comments.Nebraska Environmental Report Finds Keystone XL Pipeline Safe To Bring Jobs, Revenue, Growth
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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My research shows that NIMBYs stink up the environment.
$5 says Bathhouse Barry’s EPA/DER/DEP/ACoE/Dept Interior will kill it, somehow.
Explains it all, in detail
Again, we are stiffed by Billionaires.
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.
You’re right; I’d completely forgotten about Buffet and his railroads.
Buffet will NOT allow it. Period.
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