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Gore urges Obama to block pipeline for 'dirtiest source of fuel on the planet'
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/01/2011 7:38:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Gore urges Obama to block pipeline for 'dirtiest source of fuel on the planet' By Andrew Restuccia - 09/01/11 10:08 AM ET

Former Vice President Al Gore called on President Obama late Wednesday to reject a pending permit application for a controversial pipeline project, calling the oil that it would carry “the dirtiest fuel on the planet.”

“The answer to our climate, energy and economic challenges does not lie in burning more dirty fossil fuels —instead, we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies and cuts in the pollution that causes global warming,” Gore, a vocal climate activist, wrote on his blog Wednesday night.

The State Department is just months away from a decision on the proposed TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Canadian oil sands from Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf coast.

Environmental groups and others have mounted an aggressive opposition campaign to the 1,700-mile proposed pipeline. They’ve staged a two-week protest in front of the White House that has led to hundreds of arrests and put President Obama on notice that a failure to block the project could hurt his reelection campaign.

Gore blasted the project Wednesday, raising concerns about the environmental impact of Canada’s oil sands production, which results in higher greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil production.

“The tar sands are the dirtiest source of fuel on the planet,” Gore said.

Many Republicans and the oil industry have pressed the administration to approve the project, arguing it will boost the economy. But Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, called on Obama to reject the proposed pipeline Thursday.

A final environmental review released by the State Department last week said there would be “no significant impacts to most resources” along the route if the company adheres to conditions and mitigation measures that pipeline regulators and environmental agencies demand.

Critics of the pipeline blasted the review, arguing it ignores key concerns about the project.

But Energy Secretary Steven Chu hinted this week that he supports the project, arguing in an interview that the country would be better off getting oil from Canada than unstable nations in the Middle East.

The State Department says it hopes to make a final decision on the project by the end of the year.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alberta; canada; keystonepipeline; keystonexl

1 posted on 09/01/2011 7:38:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s something ironic about saying, “dirty fossil fuels.”

They come from the earth, doesn’t that make them the greenest fuels?


2 posted on 09/01/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gore needs to be denied use of any transportation except his own feet.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 7:41:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Algore was a Republican, the first comment would be, “Gore owns STOCK in ‘green’ technology companies!”

But since he’s a leftist Commie pig, he gets the free pass and the billion$.


4 posted on 09/01/2011 7:42:18 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: TSgt

They were created by sunshine and stored more efficiently than the most efficient battery every developed.

They are the ultimate Solar Energy.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 7:43:07 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Sub-Driver

20,000 jobs.....


6 posted on 09/01/2011 7:43:47 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Then it will be built to Canada’s west coast for shipment to Asia.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Has anyone recommended psychiatric tests for these two?


8 posted on 09/01/2011 7:44:18 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Many times, at least here on FR.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 7:46:33 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It wouldn’t surprise me to see this admin give the go-ahead to this project and then if reelected yank the permits in 2013. Same thing that happened with Arch Coal in West Virginia and then Shell on that big Alaskan find.


10 posted on 09/01/2011 7:46:50 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: Sub-Driver

I have an urge also... but gore wouldn’t like it very much.

LLS


11 posted on 09/01/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: steelyourfaith; thackney

Ping.


12 posted on 09/01/2011 7:47:14 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dirtiest source of fuel? I take it Algore has never lived in an area where guano is the primary source of fuel!


13 posted on 09/01/2011 7:47:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Sub-Driver
'dirtiest source of fuel on the planet'

Algore has never been to China. And he's full of biomass.

14 posted on 09/01/2011 7:47:20 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ha! I bet Obama loves Gore sticking his head in an already difficult situation for him-—deciding between the green wackos or allowing gas prices to go up more right before election.


15 posted on 09/01/2011 7:49:56 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: samtheman

“They are the ultimate Solar Energy.”

Amen. We need to argue this line loudly and often with the enviro-whackos. Fossil fuels are natural fuels created by storing energy from natural solar collectors, and also, burning them only releases back into the atmosphere what was taken out of the atmosphere long ago. There is no long-term equilibrium imbalance involved; in fact, it is all part of a biological feedback loop, since the carbon released acts as plant food, causing vegetation to self-regulate the level of carbon in the atmosphere.


16 posted on 09/01/2011 7:50:51 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: TSgt

This is a messy political problem for the president.

His green liberal base can never accept a pipeline project like this.

And this is a president devoted to stopping the rise of the oceans, and allowing the planet to heal.

Politically, he has to stop this pipeline, regardless of the consequences, because his loud political base is 100% against this. There’s no way he can spin this to liberals as being good for the country in any way.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 7:51:25 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I am convinced that Al Gore has some form of mental illness! Thank God he never became POTUS!


18 posted on 09/01/2011 7:53:43 AM PDT by CarolinaGOP ("Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Boogieman

What you have described is too complicated for the liberal mind to comprehend. They won’t accept or uderstand talk of a biological feedback loop. They have been fed the idea that carbon is bad, and must be eliminated.

I wonder how liberals reconcile the idea in their minds that each of us is a carbon based life form...............


19 posted on 09/01/2011 7:54:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver

we must continue to press for much more rapid development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies ............................................................ FOLLOW THE $$$$$$$$, that flows into Al’s pocket.


20 posted on 09/01/2011 7:55:32 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team are 2012's dream)
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To: Sub-Driver

A Facebook status report that is making rounds on FB of late is: “Repost this is you know someone who is alive today because you can’t afford a hitman”. Just thought this was interesting.


21 posted on 09/01/2011 7:55:45 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUAG! Fing Scammer....


22 posted on 09/01/2011 7:56:38 AM PDT by mongo141
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Liberals don’t examine any issue, nor do they care to, and they are likely to get mad if you make them do so,

beyond the point of “I feel good about myself as a good person for having this opinion on this issue.”

They’re “saving the Erf”, and that makes them a good person.


23 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver
After an extended period of lying low after his sex poodle shenanigans, Gore now seems to be everywhere all of the time. He's become a mix of flop-sweat, desperation, lunacy, profanity and is on the tipping point between sane and insane. In a nutshell, Gore is losing it.
24 posted on 09/01/2011 8:02:48 AM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: junta

It will happen, probably first via rail cars. Export terminals already exist.
Synfuels from the Fort McMurry area are the next big thing.


25 posted on 09/01/2011 8:02:54 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: bereanway
It wouldn’t surprise me to see this admin give the go-ahead to this project and then if reelected yank the permits in 2013.

I agree that is SOP for this bunch. But this issue is not totally domestic. International relations are involved here, and doing so would thoroughly piss-off the Canadians. Since this crowd also worships at the feet of the "global test" it seems they are on the horns of a dilemma.
26 posted on 09/01/2011 8:03:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: JPG
In a nutshell, Gore is losing it.

It seems life-imitates-South Park more every day
27 posted on 09/01/2011 8:04:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if any liberal has ever made a decision on anything using facts instead of emotion. You can always determine if you are speaking with a liberal by listening to the first three words used to start a sentence. “I feel that.....”


28 posted on 09/01/2011 8:05:17 AM PDT by animal172 (Why can't we ban progressives?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Air is Getting Cleaner: But the Media are Nowhere to be Seen

March 12, 2010

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) quietly released their annual report on air quality trends. You would never know it from picking up a newspaper or reading news websites, but the report contains great news. Air quality in the United States has dramatically improved and, according to all indicators, it will continue to improve.

The Good News—the Air is Getting Cleaner

The report can be summed up with this graphic from EPA:

GDP, vehicle miles traveled, population, and energy consumption have all increased since 1990. But despite the fact that more people are using more energy to produce more goods and services, air pollution emissions have decreased.

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2010/03/12/the-air-is-getting-cleaner-but-the-media-are-nowhere-to-be-seen/


29 posted on 09/01/2011 8:07:59 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

Like Jimmy Carter is a blot on GA so is Al and his father to TN. The depth of stupid and worthless of some places is unfathomable. TN seems to have its own special brand at that.


30 posted on 09/01/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll agree...but only if the pipeline is actually plugged with AL Gore himself.


31 posted on 09/01/2011 8:10:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Sub-Driver

Think of how close we came to an al gore presidency, where would we be now? I shudder to think!


32 posted on 09/01/2011 8:10:56 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Sub-Driver
If only poor Al were merely ignorant, but unfortunately there's no cure for stupid.
33 posted on 09/01/2011 8:12:02 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Yes Palin CAN whup the Obamanable snowman!)
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To: Boogieman
I take it Algore has never lived in an area where guano is the primary source of fuel!

He was raised in DC. Does that count?.......................

34 posted on 09/01/2011 8:12:40 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: MichaelP

We would be facing Mecca five times a day.........................


35 posted on 09/01/2011 8:13:13 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Now that AL Bore has come out against the pipeline, it’s proof that the opposition to it is nuts and against prosperity in the USA. He has been wrong on just about everything and he makes money by buying into these green boondoggles.


36 posted on 09/01/2011 8:15:34 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Sub-Driver
This comes form the dirtiest polluter in Tennessee. Clean up your tin mines and your mouth before you speak again Owl Gore.
37 posted on 09/01/2011 8:16:02 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Army Air Corps; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

38 posted on 09/01/2011 8:42:28 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll start taking seriously what Gore says about the ‘dirtiest source of fuel on the planet’ when he starts using as little of it as does the average American.


39 posted on 09/01/2011 8:50:16 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey Al Bore...what about the biggest toxic waste superfund in your state of Tennessee,

Right in your own back yark....

That lake where your "daddy taught me to swim and fish"

Toxic tailings from your Zinc mine....I guess all the toxics fried Al's brain.

40 posted on 09/01/2011 8:53:38 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Angry white man...

41 posted on 09/01/2011 8:59:51 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Sub-Driver; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Oil Sands ping.


42 posted on 09/01/2011 9:20:27 AM PDT by Clive
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“What you have described is too complicated for the liberal mind to comprehend.”

True, but we can still try to reach people before they get infected with Atrophied Reason Syndrome (liberalism). Of course, libs get their hooks in by kindergarten nowadays, so I guess I will have to start trying to explain the carbon cycle to preschoolers!


43 posted on 09/01/2011 9:26:00 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Red Badger

“He was raised in DC. Does that count?.......................”

Touché!


44 posted on 09/01/2011 9:34:54 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: TSgt
“dirty fossil fuels.”

That made up a lot of the Gore family fortune before Al started selling carbon indulgences.

45 posted on 09/01/2011 9:41:40 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUAG

FUBO


46 posted on 09/01/2011 9:43:05 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Grrr. FUAG!

What did your Saudi advisors tell you to campaign against Canadian crude?


47 posted on 09/01/2011 10:32:15 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: arkady_renko

Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.: Socially awkward bloated elitist buffoon who has gotten filthy rich on a junk science hoax which, if implemented, would have adevastatingly negative impact on humanity with absolutely negligible impact on climate. In all aspects of his life AAGJr is beneath contempt.

Thanks for the pic.

48 posted on 09/04/2011 12:56:58 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: JPG
In a nutshell, Gore is losing it.

I sensed he was a wackado during the 33 days from Gore when he ate Joe Lieberman's pie after he tried it and didn't want it. That in my book that is gross no. 1 and 2 screamed of I need to calm myself with food. I suppose we all have issues, but this guy has got a full subscription.

As a couple of Airplane buds noted on the tarmac after 9/11 in regards to Gore, boy we really dodged a bullet by not getting that guy as POTUS...

49 posted on 09/04/2011 1:23:04 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Sub-Driver

Option #1: Pipelines emit no air pollution; the oil flows pollution-free from Point A to Point B.

Option #2: In contrast, trucking oil from Point A to Point B emits air pollution.

Gore wants Option #2: air pollution from trucking oil.

Ergo, Gore is a polluter.


50 posted on 09/04/2011 1:27:37 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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