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Pipelines: The Safest Way to Move Fuel
RCM ^ | 06/21/2012 | By Diana Furchtgott-Roth

Posted on 06/21/2012 4:28:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 06/21/2012 4:32:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The administration appears unwavering in its decision to block construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada, our closest trading partner, to American refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.

The relative safety of pipelines vis--vis road and rail to transport oil and gas is a topic of preeminent importance. Data published by the U.S. Department of Transportation clearly show that pipelines have lower injury and fatality rates than road and rail, in addition to enjoying a substantial cost advantage.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; fuel; keystone; pipelines

1 posted on 06/21/2012 4:28:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Puhleeze!

Using facts against liberals never works.

Liberals just ignore facts and fabricate the required hysteria!


2 posted on 06/21/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a lot safer but Bufett doesn’t get his payback!


3 posted on 06/21/2012 5:02:17 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a lot safer but Bufett doesn’t get his payback!


4 posted on 06/21/2012 5:28:41 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (TomHoefling.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Trucks are fine with me.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 6:04:27 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only downside to pipelines is their vulnerability to attack by Muslim or enviro terrorists.


7 posted on 06/21/2012 7:43:54 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

RE: The only downside to pipelines is their vulnerability to attack by Muslim or enviro terrorists.

But then so is everything else.

Let’s say you have solar panels or windmills, and communities are now dependent on them for their energy (theoretically).

Why can’t terrorists destroy them with bombs?


8 posted on 06/21/2012 8:25:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let’s say you have solar panels or windmills, and communities are now dependent on them for their energy (theoretically).

Why can’t terrorists destroy them with bombs?

They can, but between the fuel supply interruption and the environmental consequences a couple of pipeline breaks would have a more profound effect than a couple of windmills or some solar arrays being blown up. More "bang" for the terror buck, so to speak.

9 posted on 06/21/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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