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The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/11 | Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director

Posted on 12/20/2011 5:51:25 PM PST by SmithL

With all the political posturing in Congress over the Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline, it’s easy to lose sight of the real issue: This pipeline is dangerous, unnecessary, and would cost the American people far more than we can afford. What we’re watching unfold in Washington, DC, is more than just a high-stakes political power play — it’s a scam undertaken by Big Oil’s congressional puppets on the orders of oil companies that have billions of dollars at stake.

The politicians pushing the pipeline are (how can I put this politely?) lying to the American people and pandering for dirty oil money. What do we really stand to gain if this thing is rammed down our throats? Higher gas prices, more air pollution, the threat of poisoned water, and enough carbon pollution to make stopping climate disruption next to impossible — but few of the jobs and none of the huge profits that Big Oil would reap.

Exaggerated job numbers play well to public concern about unemployment and the economy, but they are a hollow promise. The numbers from TransCanada — the company behind the pipeline — have already been discredited as fuzzy math for using tricks like double counting and incidental employment for dancers, choreographers, and speech therapists. Here’s some non-fuzzy math: The pipeline would raise gas prices across the Midwest — hurting both consumers and businesses. Ironically, the pipeline could actually destroy more jobs than it generates.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; environuts; homocalifornia; keystonepipeline; keystonexl; markets; oil; sierraclub
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1 posted on 12/20/2011 5:51:31 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Yeah, unnecessary. We don’t need any energy.

freakin’ dolts. I wonder how much energy they use printing their rag.


2 posted on 12/20/2011 5:53:08 PM PST by Principled
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To: SmithL

Sierra Club Executive Director

I have never meet a pipeline that told the truth


3 posted on 12/20/2011 5:54:04 PM PST by wild74
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To: SmithL
The pipeline would raise gas prices across the Midwest — hurting both consumers and businesses. Ironically, the pipeline could actually destroy more jobs than it generates.

Would this redwood deck owning twit care to explain how that would happen?

4 posted on 12/20/2011 5:55:23 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: SmithL

Sierra Club and other “green” whacko demagogues are incompetent to discuss any economic issue, ever.

They sound rather funny when they try, though....

Or it might be funny if they were not such a persistent drag on our economic life.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 5:55:23 PM PST by Enchante
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To: SmithL

The San Francisco Chronicle I should have known. What a crock. Who believes this stuff?


6 posted on 12/20/2011 5:55:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SmithL

A list of oil cliches in search of a thought. More supply will raise prices according to this commielib.

Merry Christmas


7 posted on 12/20/2011 5:56:19 PM PST by bray (The Tea Party Occupy's their Mind)
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To: wild74

I have never met an envirowhacko official who tells the truth


8 posted on 12/20/2011 5:56:19 PM PST by Enchante
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To: SmithL

“Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director”

Anything he’s against, I’m for.


9 posted on 12/20/2011 5:56:31 PM PST by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SmithL.

Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director, shilling in the San Francisco Chronicle — talk about unnecessary things, there’s four.


10 posted on 12/20/2011 5:57:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SmithL
There are 650,000 miles of pipelines running all across America.

Another one is no big deal.

11 posted on 12/20/2011 5:58:25 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: SmithL
"incidental employment for dancers"

AND more jobs for lap dancers!

What sane person could be against this now?

12 posted on 12/20/2011 5:58:40 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: SmithL

Just another LIberal Socialist promoting his propaganda and anti American viewpoints.

Tell him to go live in a cave and walk to work. Please don’t allow him to use a gun.


13 posted on 12/20/2011 5:59:10 PM PST by ADSUM (Body of Christ is the Church, gathered around the crucified risen Lord and fed by Him in Communion.)
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To: SmithL
When I started reading this, I thought the guy was being sarcastic! Oops.

Well, I think he would certainly admit that if China gets this oil, that will decrease pollution, decrease carbon released to the atmosphere, lower gas and oil prices in the US, and increase employment in the US, and bankrupt all of BIG OIL in the US. /s Just in case.

14 posted on 12/20/2011 6:00:10 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: SmithL

He’d be still rowing a boat up and down San Franscisco Bay and burning dried seaweed for heat if wasn’t for pipelines providing fuel and natural gas for the area. Stick it Sierra Club.


15 posted on 12/20/2011 6:00:23 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: thackney

Ping.


16 posted on 12/20/2011 6:00:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SmithL

Wonder what pipelines the Sierra Club has supported?

He has the anti-capitalist buzz words down pat.


17 posted on 12/20/2011 6:01:41 PM PST by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: SmithL

Ca sierra clubbers are the biggest bunch of jerks on the planet.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 6:02:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL

OK, .... we won’t sell any oil or fossil fuels to Kal-E-Freak-A-Fornia.


19 posted on 12/20/2011 6:02:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SmithL

The doctor said to the constipated man, ‘You’ll only need one of these. I doubt you’ll have to call me in the morning.’


20 posted on 12/20/2011 6:03:21 PM PST by Track9
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To: SmithL

This must be the west coast wing nuts newt was talking about in the last debates. He nailed it!


21 posted on 12/20/2011 6:04:29 PM PST by moehoward
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To: SmithL
Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director

That says it all!

22 posted on 12/20/2011 6:07:11 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SmithL

Oh man. I thought it was going to be a great idea. It might cost more money which everything does, but I had no idea it was dangerous. Well if this is not compatible than at least do some work in Alaska to get some oil in use in America. Do something!!! If the Keystone thing is not what it is supposed to be than fine, but do something!!!!!


23 posted on 12/20/2011 6:07:40 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: SmithL
"Higher gas prices, more air pollution, the threat of poisoned water, and enough carbon pollution to make stopping climate disruption next to impossible — but few of the jobs and none of the huge profits that Big Oil would reap."

Some other important reasons that are just as stupid and absurd as those mentioned in the article:

And it will give people warts.
Your children won't be safe playing in their yards.
Some slow crawling animal might be inconvenienced.
Birds will have to fly over it.
Beings from the planet Zeta Reticuli might attack it because they can see it from space.
It might cause cancer in somebody somewhere.
It will carry that evil, smelly, Black oil.
It's got cooties.
The pipeline will be made of metal that Mother Gaia can't afford to spare.
It offends Earth and all the liberals living on it.

24 posted on 12/20/2011 6:08:20 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Georgia Girl 2

All the naked santa’s agree.


25 posted on 12/20/2011 6:08:34 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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To: SmithL

I’ve always been concerned with preserving the environment, and I can remember a long, long time ago when I thought that things like the Sierra Club were good.

But they all went berserk with the cultural revolution.

Shut down the pipelines. Close the coal plants. Don’t cut any trees or burn any brush. And, above all, exterminate as many babies as you can, because humans are a burden on the earth.

No, thanks. The Sierra Club and the rest of them can shove it.


26 posted on 12/20/2011 6:10:13 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bray

“More supply will raise prices......”

Ri-i-i-i-ight! In exactly the same way Globull Warming causes more snow and freezes my tender buns!


27 posted on 12/20/2011 6:10:25 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: SmithL

I own stock in TransCanada and I’ve made a killing. If this was a reckless company, I’d sell the stock as recklessness would lead to big accidents and huge lawsuits. We the shareholder don’t want them to be careless or wreck the environment, who would gain from that?

This guy isn’t comparing the pipeline to the alternatives, which are what exactly? Windmills? He’s tilting at them.


28 posted on 12/20/2011 6:11:24 PM PST by Genuis Cowboy
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To: SmithL
Oh boy, this elitist Sahara Club shill is fine whiney voice. I'm sure he wants America saved -- for Sahara Clubbers, screw everyone else!
29 posted on 12/20/2011 6:13:33 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: SmithL

I’d love to get my hands on the electric service box on whatever building this clown is in.

Westcoast liberals wanting to intervene on core economic infrastructure.

Meanwhile, I’m sure he wants bullet trains and windmills. Niether are economically viable; both require my tax money to procede.


30 posted on 12/20/2011 6:13:49 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: SmithL
At least one oil company backing the pipeline, Valero, has made it clear that its main goal is to reach growing foreign diesel fuel markets.

Horrors of horrors, increasing American exports!

31 posted on 12/20/2011 6:16:26 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: SmithL

Sierra Club?

Yeah, they’re impartial.


32 posted on 12/20/2011 6:16:33 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SmithL

I was laughing pretty hard by the end of the second sentence. I managed to get through a little over a paragraph.

Funny stuff, but I had to stop. It was kind of like when something is “too sweet”. Maybe I’ll read more for some laughs later.


33 posted on 12/20/2011 6:17:05 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SmithL
Spend some time going to the links in the main article for DATA to support the assertions...and those articles have links to other publications and articles which have links to other studies and articles.

No matter HOW DEEP YOU GO THERE IS NO DATA TO SUPPORT THESE WILD ASSERTIONS!

Sierra Club was once a semi-moderate and almost reasoned organization.

They have now been completely taken over by the commies.

34 posted on 12/20/2011 6:17:52 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

Apparently increasing the supply of a commodity relative to its demand now increases prices. Congress must have repealed the law of supply and demand as a part of the payroll tax extension.


35 posted on 12/20/2011 6:18:51 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: CedarDave

They don’t allow us to burn stuff in California, except on designated burn days.


36 posted on 12/20/2011 6:19:29 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: SmithL

Then, why the Hell are we in this situation, Brune? Because of the high-strung, intolerant ecomaniacs that refuse any discussion of local drilling.


37 posted on 12/20/2011 6:19:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jets.)
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To: SmithL

Twice he stated a pipeline would RAISE gas prices the very DAY after the lights went out in Candlestick Park during an NFL game —wow.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 6:19:42 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SmithL

“We, at the San Francisco Chronicle, only want to see ‘The Keister Pipeline’...”


39 posted on 12/20/2011 6:20:08 PM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: SmithL
This pipeline greenhouse gas scam and its accompanying regulations is are dangerous, unnecessary, and would cost the American people far more than we can afford.

Fixed it.

40 posted on 12/20/2011 6:20:21 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: SmithL

“Bravo Sierra” (and that’s NOT a compliment)!


41 posted on 12/20/2011 6:21:44 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: SmithL

These keystone kops opposed to this pipeline would rather we continue to do business with islamofascists and Latin American communists.


42 posted on 12/20/2011 6:22:17 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: mylife
Yeah, their blocking of the cutting of bug trees in the early stages of the infestation cost 40% of Californias high sierra pines.
43 posted on 12/20/2011 6:23:21 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: SmithL

When the San Fransisco Chronicle starts delivering its paper solely by bicycle or solar powered motorcycles I might start listening to their opinion on this matter.


44 posted on 12/20/2011 6:24:22 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: SmithL
...climate disruption?

From the article, the pipeline would eliminate any chance of "climate disruption."

I missed where they supported the assertions with facts in the article.

45 posted on 12/20/2011 6:25:06 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals draw conclusions on clouds with invisible ink from a unicorn horn dipped in Pixidust!)
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To: SmithL

This is journalistic terrorism.


46 posted on 12/20/2011 6:26:35 PM PST by ne1410s ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." Winston Churchill)
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To: American in Israel

They did it in Az too.
Entire forests lost.


47 posted on 12/20/2011 6:27:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: American in Israel

Any fool could have predicted the outcome.


48 posted on 12/20/2011 6:28:30 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: SmithL
And Mother Earth would be better off without human beings.
49 posted on 12/20/2011 6:28:30 PM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: SmithL

If all the Sierra Club hippies would band together, they could at least stem off the affects of Global warming and create life.

Here’s how....

First, they are going to have to scroung together enough money to purchase a 5 gallon bucket for every particpating member of the Sierra Club. Each member goes to the ocean beach with their bucket. They take 5 gallons of sea water and start walking over to Death Valley, Arizona. Dump the water and repeat.

This way, they can reduce the forecasted rise in sea level that is to be brought on by man made global warming.


50 posted on 12/20/2011 6:29:36 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals draw conclusions on clouds with invisible ink from a unicorn horn dipped in Pixidust!)
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