Skip to comments.Canadian Minister: Put Up Or Shut Up On Keystone XL
Posted on 04/26/2013 6:15:41 AM PDT by raptor22
Energy: As the EPA snipes at the State Department's approval, Canada's natural resource minister says failure to approve the pipeline would seriously jeopardize our energy relationship and do nothing to save the earth.
Joe Oliver, not amused by the continued delays in perhaps the most shovel-ready project since the pyramids, said Wednesday that rejection by the U.S. of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline "would represent a serious reversal in our long-standing energy relationship."
This critical energy infrastructure project is also perhaps the most studied and approved. After a reroute at the behest of environmentalists allegedly concerned about the sensitive Ogallala Aquifer, it received approval from the state of Nebraska.
The U.S. State Department, which must approve or deny the project because it crosses an international boundary, recently released its second Keystone XL supplemental environmental impact statement, which represents the project's fourth environmental review.
It found the pipeline would not accelerate global greenhouse gas emissions or significantly harm natural habitat along its route.
Almost immediately, the Environmental Protection Agency, the sock puppet of the environmental movement, objected to the State Department's draft review, saying it included "insufficient information on environmental issues." The EPA said State used an outdated "energy-economic modeling effort" in its analysis that concluded tar sands oil would find its way to market without Keystone.
Of course, considering the economic impact of mindless environmentalism is completely foreign to the EPA. But it is not a concept foreign to Joe Oliver.
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Canada hs a product to sell, and it will go to the customer who puts the least number of barriers in its way. If this means that China shall be the recipient, then the US is the poorer for the default.
As to whether oil from the tar sands is “dirtier” in terms of overall pollution than other sources of petroleum, that is entirely a subjective term. Oil is oil, a raw material to be refined and put to good practical use in the world of industry. The profits from industry are the source of any and all means of mitigating the damage, such as it is, that result from the extraction of the raw materials from earthly storage. If the disturbance is left, which is the only alternative if the extracted substances is not allowed to be processed and put to use, the scar shall remain for years after, and while natural processes tend to heal, it is a reminder of what excessive zeal in stopping any enterprise brings about. That old diseased tree, that should have come down so the saplings in its shade could grow and spread, is much more of a liability than asset.
And yet, the new Luddites want to preserve the liabilities.
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That's not a consideration for this government. Their mission is to bring America to its knees by all means necessary.
Canada should just announce that they are done with this project and will not supply the pipeline, even if it does get built.
This will cause the union cadres of Obama’s base to go absolutely ape-shiite. Barry will have to start ordering Maalox in 55 gallon drums.
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I read that the southern half of this is already built. Anyone know?
Just build the dam thing and tell Obama try and stop us
A “privately funded $7 billion project” would be an economic stimulus that the White House could no longer control or take credit for. Obama was quoted last year saying his biggest fear in losing the 2012 election was that the economy would finally improve and Romney would take the credit. He fears the pipeline for the same reason.
Buffett and the House of Saud will make up Barry’s mind for him.