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The Other Keystone Itís just as important to stop Cove Point.
The Nation ^ | March19 | Mark Hertsgaard

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Just as Keystone represents an extreme form of oil drilling—tar sands oil is steamed from underground after the earth above has been shaved of vegetation—so Cove Point represents the new frontier of post-fracking natural gas production. By connecting vast underground fossil fuel deposits with the infrastructure needed to bring them to market, Keystone and Cove Point threaten to unleash massive greenhouse gas emissions. Both are also aimed predominantly at export rather than domestic markets.

“Cove Point, if built, would lead to the emission of more greenhouse gases than all seven coal-fired power plants in Maryland combined,” Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor who addressed the Baltimore rally, told me. Cove Point’s huge carbon footprint is rooted in geography, physics and its status as an export facility. Currently, most natural gas travels to market via pipelines, which limits US producers to customers in North America. Only by turning natural gas into a liquid that can be loaded onto ships can US producers reach overseas markets. But it takes enormous amounts of energy to chill natural gas to 260 degrees below zero, the temperature at which it liquefies. To produce that energy, Dominion proposes to build a separate 130-megawatt power plant at Cove Point.


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1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:56:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

This Country is doomed with these fools.....


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:57:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

They have been unable to stop the upgrades and expansions on the Embridge line.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:58:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

Build the plant and pipeline immediatly!!!!


4 posted on 03/27/2014 6:59:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Hojczyk

Do not let Mark drive or own a car, heat his cubicle, or cook his food. Also, he has to grow his own food and weave his own clothes.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:04:15 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: dalereed

Cue up, “What a Fool Believes.”


6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:04:36 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Hojczyk

Congress.

7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:05:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Hojczyk
This Country is doomed with these fools.....

Had these people been in charge of the cave...we'd still be living in it.

8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:06:50 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Hojczyk

Heather Mizeur needs to move into a cave immediately.

She needs a straightjacket not a governorship.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:09:43 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: okie01
The common folks would live in caves while the elitist pigs lived in palaces. Their estates would be powered by thousands of humans riding stationary bikes and running on treadmills. It's the communist way.
10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:18:23 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Worked on the LNG’s (Liquified natural Gas carriers) at Newport News when i was a kid. They were as big as a navy carrier.

Pipelines and cheap north american energy make much more sense.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:22:52 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Hojczyk

any enviroweenie that votes against oil and gas drilling and delivery should be summarily stripped of every gas or electric powered vehicle in their garage.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 7:49:21 PM PDT by blueplum
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Gee Wiz ... Why don’t we just commit suicide and leave the Country to Mexico, China, Russia or whomever I am sure they would do so much better preserving this land and the world... /sarc.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 7:52:57 PM PDT by thegrump (It is who we are. It is what we do. Live for nothing or die for something !)
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To: okie01

“Fire bad!! rrrrrrrr”


14 posted on 03/27/2014 8:17:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Hojczyk
Export baby export

If they can get the Cove Point and other LNG export facilities up and running, then the domestic price of natural gas should go up, which means coal, wind, solar, and nuke will be more competitive.

15 posted on 03/27/2014 8:19:25 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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“Cove Point, if built, would lead to the emission of more greenhouse gases than all seven coal-fired power plants in Maryland combined,” Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor who addressed the Baltimore rally,

Well that is a good thing!

Considering that we are entering a Solar Minimum period and the Earth will be cooling, we can hopefully counteract some that cooling with a Green House Effect.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 8:20:12 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Hojczyk

These morons don’t comprehend the concept of a commodity.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:20:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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Couldn’t the carbon Luddites solve the problem they’ve created by ALL of them simply not using ANY carbon based energy or carbon based products? No natural gas to heat their houses, no gasoline for their cars, no electricity from coal for their houses, no medicines, clothing or soaps made from petroleum, nothing that was hauled in a truck or train that runs on carbon fuel, no lubricants made from petroleum, and no products that contain plastic.

That would go a very long way towards cutting down for the need for oil and gas drilling and oil and gas pipelines.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 8:34:01 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Hojczyk

And then, at cost of great physical exertion, and carbon exhalation that threatens to incinerate the earth with global warming, the cotton gin viciously rips the seeds asunder from the fiber...


19 posted on 03/27/2014 9:36:06 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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“Pipelines and cheap north american energy make much more sense.”

I take it you believe that the earth is flat and that you will start destroying anything new just like the Hobsians did in England.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 3:10:20 AM PDT by DanZ
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I take it you believe that the earth is flat and that you will start destroying anything new just like the Hobsians did in England.

I believe the group you are looking for are the Luddites. Hobbes' main philosophical idea was Social Contract Theory.

21 posted on 03/28/2014 7:36:09 AM PDT by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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