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Kerry: No rush to decide on Keystone XL pipeline
Fuel Fix ^ | January 17, 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/18/2014 7:40:42 PM PST by thackney

Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the United States will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

At a joint appearance with Canada’s foreign affairs minister, John Baird, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report on the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas.

“My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins,” Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest. The State Department has jurisdiction over the pipeline because it crosses an international border.

Kerry, who has rarely spoken about the pipeline since taking office a year ago, said “a lot of questions” were raised about the project in a lengthy public comment period the State Department conducted. “Those comments have necessitated appropriate answers,” he said.

“I can promise our friends in Canada that all the appropriate effort is being put into trying to get this done effectively and rapidly,” Kerry added.

(Excerpt) Read more at fuelfix.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; israel; johnkerry; keystonepipeline; keystonexl
These people are freaking nuts and must think everyone is stupid. WW2 was fought and won in the time, they have been "thinking about it".
1 posted on 01/18/2014 7:40:42 PM PST by thackney
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To: thackney

If Kerry ever had a brain…it’s doubtful that even a Colonoscopy would help.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 7:44:52 PM PST by acapesket
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To: thackney

They want to think about it until the Canadians get totally disgusted with us and decide to sell all their oil to Asia.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 7:45:44 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: thackney

So now the oil will go to china. Well, they have the dineros to pay for it and they have the factories and growing economy to use it. Two things , thanks in major part to our current regime’s policies, we lack. So it’s totally consistent. Sell USA down the river. Alas. Pray for America.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 7:46:38 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: thackney

Since when is that traitorous IDIOT in charge?


5 posted on 01/18/2014 7:47:45 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

February 1, 2013


6 posted on 01/18/2014 7:49:22 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: onyx
Since when is that traitorous IDIOT in charge?

Since obama put him in charge of the State Dept.

7 posted on 01/18/2014 7:51:06 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Farmer Dean
They want to think about it until the Canadians get totally disgusted with us and decide to sell all their oil to Asia.

Canada has already approved construction of a pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific.

8 posted on 01/18/2014 7:52:02 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: thackney

“I will get right on it, as soon as I finish peace in the Middle East”, said Lurch. (sarc)


9 posted on 01/18/2014 7:55:40 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: okie01
No, it has been recommended for approval. Not yet approved.

The National Energy Board approved the project, subject to 209 conditions, and said that Canada would be “better off” with the pipeline than without it, according to a report released today in Calgary. Enbridge must now seek approval from the federal government, which has 180 days to review the project.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-19/enbridge-northern-gateway-pipeline-approved-with-conditions.html
Dec 19, 2013

10 posted on 01/18/2014 7:55:57 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Kerry is a complete toadie for this administration that rolls over for the radical greenies, which is considered to be a core group of voters for democrats.

The pipeline impact has been studied for five years. EVERY analysis has reported that there would be no adverse environmental effects. ....The pipeline would provide for thousands of jobs and aid US weaning from Mid-East oil.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 7:56:26 PM PST by octex
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To: thackney
That maggot Kerry was a traitor 45 years ago and he's a traitor today. His finely nuanced peregrinations around a question that is of great import to our Nation is nothing new.

There's nothing to wait for - the Jihadists have known and have overtly stated for the last half century that oil was their weapon and they have used it with expertise to disrupt and control our economy and that of the world ever since the first Arab Oil Embargo.

Keystone, along with other initiatives, affords us a chance to break the chains of dependence. The posture of the Obama Regime against this initiative, against coal, and against nuclear will doom us.

We can't make it on solar and wind. We have enough wind coming out of Washington, and all it does is stink things up.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

12 posted on 01/18/2014 8:00:18 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: thackney

Nope...must disagree

Kerry, Obama, DNC Leadership all know that they have Canada by the b.. er, Maple Leaves, over Keystone

Kerry, Obama, et al are quite familiar with NAFTA, they support it (Kerry even voted for it)...NAFTA forces Canada to ship 2/3 of its oil and gas to the US. Even if Canada goes elsewhere with a pipeline...they still have to sell to the US

Also, a pipeline from the tar sands in Alberta to Pacific ports means they have to cross Rockies....that would cost more to do than a pipeline through the flat Prairie Provinces and US Great Plains to US ports. A pipeline thru the Rockies means they have to set up stations along the way to pump oil and gas over mountains and passes.

Canada is really getting skrewed here. If I was Canada I would abrogate (leave) NAFTA....or threaten to do so. That would get Keystone built


13 posted on 01/18/2014 8:01:32 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: thackney

And just how long has Canada been waiting for a decision??


14 posted on 01/18/2014 8:01:54 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: thackney

My mistake. I had thought the NEB approval allowed Enbridge to commence construction.


15 posted on 01/18/2014 8:05:03 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: thackney

It is time to bring these CRIMINALS to trial!


16 posted on 01/18/2014 8:05:06 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

.NAFTA forces Canada to ship 2/3 of its oil and gas to the US.

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Not True.

Article 605 of NAFTA has been interpreted by some to mean that Canada is required to sell a certain percentage of its energy output to the United States, even in the face of a severe domestic shortage. Moreover, they argue that NAFTA prevents this percentage from falling over time.

Neither of these statements is true. Canadian producers are free to sell as much oil as they wish to whomever they wish, including, for example, overseas customers. As a result, the share of total output exported to the United States can rise or fall according to the normal forces of supply and demand.

The only condition that NAFTA imposes on Canadian energy products is that all buyers in North America must have equal rights to buy those products.

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/researchpublications/prb0633-e.htm


17 posted on 01/18/2014 8:05:59 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Are the railroad investors donating big money to stop it?


18 posted on 01/18/2014 8:09:20 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: thackney

They are either freaking nuts or enemies of the state.

No one can be this stupid- so they are either deceived, bought or ideologically opposed.

Kerry as SOS is a full-circle jerk.

We could have climbed out of this recession 4 years ago if Americans had been leading the country instead of infidels.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 8:10:23 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: elpadre

It has been OVER FIVE YEARS since backers of the Keystone XL pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department on September 19, 2008, to build this energy infrastructure project and bring jobs and greater energy security to America. Congress has demanded action — how much longer will President Obama make us wait?

http://energycommerce.house.gov/content/keystone-xl#sthash.id6hUk5M.dpuf


20 posted on 01/18/2014 8:11:58 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: One Name

Kerry from his service days in Viet Nam was never a true patriot.


21 posted on 01/18/2014 8:12:23 PM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Anyone who has to think twice as to whether an oil pipeline from a neighboring ally is in the “national interest” is an enemy or an imbecile.

Kerry is obviously both.


22 posted on 01/18/2014 8:14:23 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: thackney

I’m sooooooooooooo angry.....


23 posted on 01/18/2014 8:17:55 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeminoleCounty

$6.5 billion (Canadian)
$5.9 billion (US)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/northern-gateway-pipeline-by-the-numbers-1.2469224

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$5.3 billion US

http://keystone-xl.com/about/the-project/

10% price difference, hardly a deal breaker when you don't have to depend on Obama's administration.

24 posted on 01/18/2014 8:18:38 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

No hurry to make a decision because the decision is already made.


25 posted on 01/18/2014 8:18:58 PM PST by marron
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To: noinfringers2

He denounced his country- now he purports to act in our interest.

This is like a bad dream.

Fools running the asylum. The end must be drawing nigh.


26 posted on 01/18/2014 8:22:08 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Farmer Dean
<<<<<>>>>>>>> Arsehole could care less about real world production and real world American jobs. The useless eaters in DC live in clouds eating cotton candy.
27 posted on 01/18/2014 8:22:13 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: thackney

Kerry should have had a bullet in the back of his head in Vietnam!


28 posted on 01/18/2014 8:24:26 PM PST by dalereed
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To: SeminoleCounty

Following the rivers helps a good bit. As well as that far north the Canadian Rockies are no where near as much trouble as most Americans associate with the Rockies.

http://ibis.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geob370/students/class10/wjbone/www/images/compare_all_paths_elevation.png


29 posted on 01/18/2014 8:25:30 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

John Kerry... isn’t it time for him to go hunting again??? or was it sailing?? or skiing???

what a useless horse faced idiot


30 posted on 01/18/2014 8:27:46 PM PST by Nifster
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To: thackney

I cannot understand for the life of me why our government allows one stupid man decide our country’s best interests on something as important as our oil future and impact on our economy. He is not an elected official! On second thought, why do we allow stupid presidents write executive orders on policy?


31 posted on 01/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PST by Citizen Soldier ("You care far too much what is written and said about you." Axelrod to Obama 2006)
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To: thackney

what a putz. this kind of thing should be called what it is,, sabotage.. perpetrated by the enemies within.


32 posted on 01/18/2014 8:38:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: thackney

Back in the days of the Iranian hostage crisis, Ted Kopple would go on tv and announce at the beginning of nightline , “day 148 of the hostage crisis”. We need someone to do that for the Keystone hostage crisis.


33 posted on 01/18/2014 8:45:47 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeminoleCounty; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
NAFTA forces Canada to ship 2/3 of its oil and gas to the US.

That's not how it works. The deal is that in the event of shortages, domestic consumption must be reduced by the same amount that exports are curtailed. We can sell our oil to anyone if the Americans won't take it, and there are two proposals to expand our market:

1. A pipeline and terminal on the west coast for exports to Asia.
2. The Energy East project to reverse the flow of an existing pipeline to Montreal and extend it to New Brunswick, displacing the Venezuelan crude that is sent to the Maritimes.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

34 posted on 01/18/2014 9:00:35 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: thackney

A nation that doesn’t hang its traitors ends up being ruled by them.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 9:05:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Farmer Dean
They want to think about it until the Canadians get totally disgusted with us and decide to sell all their oil to Asia.

If the pipeline goes to the Canadian coast, we are still free to bid against asian countries for the oil, which could be shipped to California refineries by tanker.

Of course, if the pipeline goes to Oklahoma and Texas it is more difficult for other countries to outbid us for the oil...

Neither Kerry, nor Obama, has the best interest of the US at heart.

36 posted on 01/18/2014 9:12:36 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: thackney

The only reasonable question is cui bono? Which Democratic donor(s) make money without a pipeline?


37 posted on 01/18/2014 9:13:10 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mrsmith

Buffett’s heavily invested in railroads; he doesn’t want any pipelines involved. And you know he had 0traitor’s ear.


38 posted on 01/18/2014 9:13:24 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: thackney

this has everything to do about keeping refinery jobs out of texas


39 posted on 01/18/2014 9:13:37 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Farmer Dean
They want to think about it until the Canadians get totally disgusted with us and decide to sell all their oil to Asia.

It'll take many many years for any pipeline to be built to their west coast, folks in BC gearing up for the fight right now !

40 posted on 01/18/2014 9:16:02 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: thackney

Obama is obviously delaying this to please his friends. What’s more, he really doesn’t care if everyone knows it.


41 posted on 01/18/2014 9:21:56 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: thackney
“My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins,” Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest.

Say, Lurch...do you mind if we get some people who actually know something about transporting oil and gas involved in this process? Or is this exercise exclusively reserved to ignoramuses such as yourself? Cuz this is kinda important for national security and everything.
42 posted on 01/18/2014 10:22:25 PM PST by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Farmer Dean

That would make mac daddy delighted.


43 posted on 01/19/2014 1:02:15 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Undecided 2012
this has everything to do about keeping refinery jobs out of texas

This won't change a single refinery or related jobs in Texas. Those refineries run regardless. The only question is do the run using more oil from Canada or more oil from overseas including OPEC?

44 posted on 01/19/2014 4:42:42 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Everything is being delayed until after the elections this fall. If the Dems can cheat their way to victory, and Republicans sit and suck their thumbs, Obama will be free to openly assume his role as First Dictator of the USA.


45 posted on 01/19/2014 4:57:35 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: thackney
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46 posted on 01/19/2014 5:41:18 AM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: thackney

No rush to decide on Keystone... but the US “can’t wait” and Obama will use “his pen” (EO’s) to bypass Congress.


47 posted on 01/19/2014 5:53:49 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: acapesket

Kerry is a total liar.

There have been multiple Environmental Reports——dragging on for months & costing millions of $$$..

When one is complete, there is a demand for another touching such topics as “why is bark rough or smooth”? Why is the sky blue?

The Liberals are beyond salvaging.


48 posted on 01/19/2014 7:54:49 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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