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Obama to fast track southern half of Keystone XL Pipeline
CNN news blog ^ | 3/20/12 | Brianna Keilar

Posted on 03/20/2012 2:18:22 PM PDT by ruralvoter

President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president's announcement tells CNN.

In January, the Obama administration denied a permit for the 1,700 mile long Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would stretch from Canada's tar sands development to the U.S. Gulf Coast. That decision was met by persistent Republican criticism that the president has not been doing everything possible to create jobs and combat high gas prices.

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: energy; fraud; gas; mediabias; nobama2012; obama; obamacampaign; oil; pipeline; pipelinetonowhere; youlie

1 posted on 03/20/2012 2:18:35 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

So do they carry the oil in buckets to where the pipeline starts?


2 posted on 03/20/2012 2:20:24 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: ruralvoter

So this is a “Pipeline To Nowhere”?


3 posted on 03/20/2012 2:21:07 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: ruralvoter

Isn’t that already permitted? Didn’t Keystone announce a couple weeks ago they were building that leg. So is Barry swooping in to try to take credit? Typical.


4 posted on 03/20/2012 2:21:42 PM PDT by RGF
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To: HereInTheHeartland

That should help gas prices! /s

What’s so sad is that most of his stupid voters will think this is great.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 2:22:00 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I know there is a huge railroad yard being planned near Williston to fill oil tankcars.


6 posted on 03/20/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: RGF
Isn’t that already permitted? Didn’t Keystone announce a couple weeks ago they were building that leg.

He thinks we're all stupid.

7 posted on 03/20/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: ruralvoter
Q: What use is a pipeline in little random pieces?

A: No use at all, and that's the point.

Now he can say that he approved the project, jobs are crated building it, but no pesky oil will ever be transported in it on his watch.

8 posted on 03/20/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: jersey117

He needs a major announcement because of a pre-planned campaign stop near the Pipeline project. I guess their internal polling about gas prices affecting the election has not been encouraging...


9 posted on 03/20/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT by ruralvoter
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To: ruralvoter

It has but his smoke and mirror tactics will fail as it will have no effect on gas prices. You need to be complete in your strategies and ways of thinking.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 2:28:02 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Artemis Webb

It’s to the refineries, it’s just that it doesn’t start where the oil is so I guess it would the “Pipeline From Nowhere”?

obama doesn’t even pretend to make sense.


11 posted on 03/20/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: ruralvoter

Won’t help him at this point. America knows his true colors. Red, red, and red.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 2:31:28 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: jersey117
He thinks we're all stupid.

70 million people, many of them actually alive, voted for him in 2008. We don't all have to be stupid. He just needs enough morons to carry the electoral college.

13 posted on 03/20/2012 2:40:39 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: Kirkwood

Is this Buffett’s railroad and isn’t he and his railroad one of the major reasons why the northern half isn’t being built?


14 posted on 03/20/2012 2:42:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ruralvoter

Election year politics, at its best.

Obama must be feeling some heat from his closest supporters/financial backers.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 2:44:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ruralvoter

OK Newt.......here is your chance to REALLY score!


16 posted on 03/20/2012 2:47:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ruralvoter
OBAMA KEYSTONE, OBAMA KEYSTONE
17 posted on 03/20/2012 2:49:53 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: ruralvoter

This section doesn’t need a permit. It’s done. They are building it. This lying sack is trying to take credit AGAIN where none is due.

He already has videos on the net taking credit for increased oil production. I have yet to see any media outlet call him out on it.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 3:03:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: ruralvoter
The issue with the pipeline in states like Nebraska is that a lot of the land owners are VERY worried about the risk of leaks.

That is high plains ranch country. Water rights have been a killing thing decades. I have friends who ranch out in western Nebraska, and they were not very happy about the pipeline. Many have had “promises” made regarding similar things (oil/gas exploration, other pipelines) not be worth the paper they are written on. They are looking for some more guarantees before they sign on.

19 posted on 03/20/2012 3:16:20 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

has anyone ever even HEARD ABOUT a land-based pipeline leak???

what’s the problem- the oid spills on the floor, you wipe it up

I cannot remember one singleland-based “disaster” from a pipleine leak


20 posted on 03/20/2012 3:18:04 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: ruralvoter

fast tract the permit by 2 months....yet it will never be used for oil as long as he is in power.


21 posted on 03/20/2012 3:20:51 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Artemis Webb
So this is a “Pipeline To Nowhere”? "Pipeline to November" Sounds more like it!
22 posted on 03/20/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: All

Zero is supposed to be in Cushing, OK tomorrow to make this announcement. Rumor is spreading that he will attend the LA Clipper and OKC Thunder NBA game tomorrow evening. I have been told that signs will be permitted inside the arena as long as they are not offensive —— to the Thunder! Please help me with ideas for multiple signs to display. Shorter the better, but positive towards the Thunder. I’d like to make local sports broadcast. I am confident he will be met with a very loud chorus of boos when identified. After all, Oklahoma is the only state in the Union that he did not carry one county.

Gwjack


23 posted on 03/20/2012 3:31:12 PM PDT by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: FrankR

The metrosexual “laying some pipe”.


24 posted on 03/20/2012 3:32:30 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ruralvoter

Will the Oklahoma voters be dumb enough to fall for this?


25 posted on 03/20/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (http://itsworkingwisconsin.com/ I support Governor Scott Walker)
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To: Artemis Webb
So this is a “Pipeline To Nowhere”?

No.

There has been for years a bottleneck at Cushing, OK. More oil coming in than could be pumped out to the refineries in the Gulf. This is an important piece of infrastructure.

Whether Obama can take credit for it, I don't know.

26 posted on 03/20/2012 3:46:06 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: gwjack

Sign for Obama: GOTFO’12


27 posted on 03/20/2012 3:58:02 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (Civil War II)
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To: ruralvoter

What the hell do they need his approval for in the first place?


28 posted on 03/20/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Mr. K

There have been breaks, but there are automatic shutoffs built into the system if the pressure drops


29 posted on 03/20/2012 4:08:16 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Mr. K

There have been breaks, but there are automatic shutoffs built into the system if the pressure drops


30 posted on 03/20/2012 4:08:25 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: ruralvoter

Newt and Palin have Bastard Obama scared to death.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 4:09:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: jersey117
He thinks we're all stupid.

Well he did get elected....

32 posted on 03/20/2012 4:09:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ruralvoter

Just like Obama’s entire political career.. life..missing big peices and not functional.


33 posted on 03/20/2012 4:10:28 PM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Mr. K

There are breaks but..........

‘SHAFER’ AUTOMATIC LINE-BREAK VALVE

‘Shafer’ Line Break Valves are fitted at intervals along the length of a particularly long pipeline.

The function of these valves, is to close automatically in the event of a ‘Line-break’ (rupture of the pipeline). Should such an event occur, the Shafer valves will ‘sense’ the large, sustained pressure drop in the affected section of pipe. Two valves will trip ‘closed’ and isolate the section involved.


34 posted on 03/20/2012 4:16:42 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: ruralvoter

You mean like California is ‘fast tracking” the state’s high speed rail, by building the section from Corcoran to Bakersfield?

First, “the Bridge to Nowhere”.
Next, “The Train to Nowhere.”
Now, “The Pipeline FROM Nowhere.”


35 posted on 03/20/2012 4:36:21 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If their "Alternative" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: ruralvoter

OBAMA IN PANIC MODE.

I LOVE THE SMELL OF FEARFUL LIB PUNKS IN THE MORNING!


36 posted on 03/20/2012 4:46:36 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Artemis Webb
So this is a “Pipeline To Nowhere”?

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. *Double facepalm*!

37 posted on 03/20/2012 4:50:26 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Mr. K

Not to worry. If there’s a leak, Obama will personally see to it that it’s capped, just like he did the Deepwater Horizon well.


38 posted on 03/20/2012 5:00:05 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Mr. K

There have been a lot of issues in that area in the past. Now, it wasn’t the same type of pipeline, and was smaller (there used to be some oil refineries out that way), but one of the ranchers I know lost a decent chunk of range because a poorly maintained pipeline that leaked.

There were some tests that suggested the ground water was contaminated, and if you know that area people have killed over water in the not so distant past. They are concerned and want more assurances that won’t happen again.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 5:57:55 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RGF

Isn’t that already permitted? Didn’t Keystone announce a couple weeks ago they were building that leg. So is Barry swooping in to try to take credit?


Yup.


40 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:30 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ruralvoter

Barry’s fav fav Buffett will make millions shipping the tar sand oil via rail from Canada to Oklahoma.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 6:49:21 PM PDT by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: duffee

It’s so his cronies can move oil from the refinery so our massive stockpiles of oil can be better hidden and drive prices up. Note that U.S. gasoline usage is at 2002 levels.


42 posted on 03/20/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2012.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

Black and white and RED all over.


43 posted on 03/21/2012 5:05:04 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“70 million people, many of them actually alive, voted for him in 2008.”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

There is a new TV series in development starring all those who voted for Obama, “THE WALKING BRAIN DEAD”.


44 posted on 03/21/2012 5:10:26 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: ruralvoter

Soooo.... what’s the punch line?


45 posted on 03/21/2012 5:23:29 AM PDT by LastDayz (Tar and Feathers come to mind.......)
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To: EGPWS

The media got Obama elected. The media brainwashed many and lied against Palin , Bush etc.


46 posted on 03/21/2012 6:24:49 AM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: RipSawyer

Hah! I like that much better. Obama and Newspapers: Black & White & Red all over, and both increasing becoming useless.


47 posted on 03/21/2012 10:03:01 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: ruralvoter
And is TransCanada going to pay for that? Did Obama even ask?

That's like telling someone that you fast-tracked approval to build the bodyof a car, but we'll talk about the engine later.

Who'd want to pay up-front for that deal?

-PJ

48 posted on 03/21/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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