Skip to comments.The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam
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, its 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 were watching unfold in Washington, DC, is more than just a high-stakes political power play its a scam undertaken by Big Oils 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. Heres 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.
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Yeah, unnecessary. We don’t need any energy.
freakin’ dolts. I wonder how much energy they use printing their rag.
Sierra Club Executive Director
I have never meet a pipeline that told the truth
Would this redwood deck owning twit care to explain how that would happen?
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.
The San Francisco Chronicle I should have known. What a crock. Who believes this stuff?
A list of oil cliches in search of a thought. More supply will raise prices according to this commielib.
I have never met an envirowhacko official who tells the truth
“Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director”
Anything he’s against, I’m for.
Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director, shilling in the San Francisco Chronicle — talk about unnecessary things, there’s four.
Another one is no big deal.
AND more jobs for lap dancers!
What sane person could be against this now?
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.
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.
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.
Wonder what pipelines the Sierra Club has supported?
He has the anti-capitalist buzz words down pat.
Ca sierra clubbers are the biggest bunch of jerks on the planet.
OK, .... we won’t sell any oil or fossil fuels to Kal-E-Freak-A-Fornia.
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.’
This must be the west coast wing nuts newt was talking about in the last debates. He nailed it!
That says it all!
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!!!!!
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.
All the naked santa’s agree.
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.
“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!
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.
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.
Horrors of horrors, increasing American exports!
Yeah, they’re impartial.
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.
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.
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.
They don’t allow us to burn stuff in California, except on designated burn days.
Then, why the Hell are we in this situation, Brune? Because of the high-strung, intolerant ecomaniacs that refuse any discussion of local drilling.
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.
“We, at the San Francisco Chronicle, only want to see ‘The Keister Pipeline’...”
“Bravo Sierra” (and that’s NOT a compliment)!
These keystone kops opposed to this pipeline would rather we continue to do business with islamofascists and Latin American communists.
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.
From the article, the pipeline would eliminate any chance of "climate disruption."
I missed where they supported the assertions with facts in the article.
This is journalistic terrorism.
They did it in Az too.
Entire forests lost.
Any fool could have predicted the outcome.
If all the Sierra Club hippies would band together, they could at least stem off the affects of Global warming and create life.
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.