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Keystone XL pipeline will not be completed this year, U.S. agencies told
National Post [Canada] ^ | April 18, 2014 | Alexander Panetta

Posted on 04/19/2014 1:04:46 AM PDT by canuck_conservative

...The announcement made it clear that Canadian pipeline backers will not get the answer they wanted in time for the summer construction season, pushing completion of the project until 2015 — at best.

The State Department said it needs more time to prepare its recommendation to the president because the pipeline route is mired in uncertainty. A legal dispute is underway in Nebraska over the route and it is unlikely to be resolved before next year....

Speculation had been rampant about whether the Obama administration might try to punt the politically sensitive decision until after this year’s midterms. That’s because even if the project has solid support from the general public, it has sharply divided Barack Obama’s Democratic party.

On one side, there are big-money environmentalist donors. On the other side, red-state conservative Democrats risk losing their seats and leaving the Republicans with control of both congressional chambers.

The Harper government appears unconvinced the decision was apolitical.

“We are disappointed that politics continue to delay a decision on Keystone XL,” Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald said in a statement....

Dave Domina, who is representing holdout Nebraska landowners, laid out the timeline this way: the district court has 90 days to transfer the documents related to its Feb. 19 decision to the state Supreme Court; the state government then has 30 days to submit a brief; Domina says he then has 30 days to submit his brief; the case then goes on the calendar for oral arguments and probably won’t be heard until after the summer.

Oral arguments are next and finally, Domina says, the court will prepare its verdict. In his career, he says he’s seen state court decisions take anywhere from six weeks to 19 months....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Nebraska; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; canada; davedomina; election2014; election2016; heidiheitkamp; keystone; keystonexl; nebraska; northdakota; oil; pipeline
Message from the ObamaAdmin to the world -

"we don't need no stinking economic activity"

1 posted on 04/19/2014 1:04:47 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative
If I were Canada, I'd say, scr** you and sell to China.
2 posted on 04/19/2014 1:12:33 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: canuck_conservative

And we all knew it wouldn’t be completed.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 1:17:26 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: fatnotlazy

And we all know it will never be completed.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 1:22:49 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: canuck_conservative
Hey Obama.....This is another mistake. Absolutely no reason for the delay. It will cost you. There are Unions and a majority of folks who want this....including Dems.

Or is this your "get even" for those Dems who don't bow down??

5 posted on 04/19/2014 1:31:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau; chessplayer; thackney

If there’s one thing Obama has consistently displayed again and again - it’s his ability to always make the WRONG decision.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 1:36:28 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

And regardless of how the court rules, the losers will appeal to the next higher court and another year or two is wasted. Then that ruling will be appealed and another year is wasted even if it is rejected by the final court ruing. Pipeline will not get final Obama decision in his term in office!


7 posted on 04/19/2014 2:39:27 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: canuck_conservative

Every Democrat ought to lose their seat this fall on this issue alone. Obama is obviously lying about caring about jobs and the economy when this pipeline has been stranded in his bureaucracy for almost six years during The Worst Recession Since the Depression.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 3:04:27 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: canuck_conservative

The REAL Secret here is that Obama is raising money for his Presidential Library. The BIG donors to the Library have threatened to withold their money if he approves the pipeline, As I have repeatedly said, “the biggest danger to the economy and security of the United States is the Environmental Lobby and the politicians they buy”.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 3:26:21 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Sacajaweau

Tucker Carlson said Obozo needs over 700 million for his _residential Library and Mosque. The far left rich enviro types must be pleased in order to get their donations.
America gets to suffer so Obozo can have what he wants.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 3:35:13 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

“....will not be completed this year”......

Which “year” were they talking about? Actually the building of this pipeline has been kicked down the road sooooooo many times, I’ve lost count of the YEARS.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 3:47:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: canuck_conservative
The State Department said it needs more time to prepare its recommendation to the president because the pipeline route is mired in uncertainty.

Too busy fomenting chaos around the world to tend the garden in their back yard.

12 posted on 04/19/2014 3:47:38 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: canuck_conservative
Fixing headline:

Keystone XL pipeline will not be completed started this year, U.S. agencies told

13 posted on 04/19/2014 3:49:30 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: canuck_conservative

Any doubt that the GOP would not retain the house was decided today.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 3:52:04 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: dforest

I believe he can receive foreign money for it. I’m sure the Muzzies will give and give.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 4:07:52 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Tom Steyer planning $100 million campaign push

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/tom-steyer-campaign-donor-103617.html

“A person close to Steyer confirmed the $100 million figure to POLITICO but cautioned that it is not a ceiling.”

...........

“He spent millions on the 2013 Massachusetts Senate and Virginia governor’s races, helping Democrats Ed Markey and Terry McAuliffe prevail, and has become one of the most outspoken opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The group has also showed signs it’s willing to go after Democrats who support Keystone, possibly including vulnerable Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.”

...............

“And in the latest signal that rejecting Keystone will be one of his top priorities going into the election, ...”


16 posted on 04/19/2014 4:11:45 AM PDT by digger48
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks canuck_conservative.
Dave Domina, who is representing holdout Nebraska landowners, laid out the timeline this way: the district court has 90 days to transfer the documents related to its Feb. 19 decision to the state Supreme Court; the state government then has 30 days to submit a brief; Domina says he then has 30 days to submit his brief; the case then goes on the calendar for oral arguments and probably won’t be heard until after the summer.
And, it obviously has NOTHING to do with these "holdouts".
17 posted on 04/19/2014 4:14:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: canuck_conservative

I heard that the Canadian oil is most fit for refining into diesel fuel that would be most marketable in Europe. With limited refining capacity in the US (no new refineries in decades) the production of European diesel will reduce the supply of gasoline hence raising the cost of gasoline. I’m no petrochemist and this explanation could be true but it doesn’t ring true to me. Anyone know better?


18 posted on 04/19/2014 4:20:27 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods
You wrote: "...the production of European diesel will reduce the supply of gasoline hence raising the cost of gasoline."

Umm, no. Refiners will produce the most profitable product from available feedstock. Increased supply of feedstock, even heavy oil, will decrease the price of feedstock and add to the supply of all refined products. Adding to the supply helps stabilize or reduce prices for all petroleum products.

Keystone oil will replace heavy oil imported from Venezuela.

Allow me to explain the Keystone deal. Energy is the lifeblood of a modern society. TransCanada Pipelines wants to build a delivery system that will pump 650,000 B/D of oil into the US. This oil will come from your closest ally, neighbor and trading partner. The supply will not be interrupted by war, politics, weather, whim, or terrorism. Even if you elect an anti-white, anti-conservative, anti-Christian fascist president, the supply will not be interrupted.

In exchange for this oil, Canada will receive little bits of colored paper, or more likely, entries on an electronic ledger denominated in US dollars.

Could you explain to me how this is a bad deal for the US?

19 posted on 04/19/2014 4:45:03 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: canuck_conservative

I’m wondering about those “holdout Nebraska landowners.”

What’s their beef?


20 posted on 04/19/2014 4:55:29 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Why does Obama need the environmentalists to donate to his presidential library? He can get the Saudis to do it — like they did for Jimmy Carter.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 6:43:17 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: sauropod
I’m wondering about those “holdout Nebraska landowners.”

I'm wondering, too. The last I heard, western Nebraska is the emptiest part of the Great Plains. All the 308 area code has is farms, so a lot of its young and middle-aged residents have moved out, seeking jobs elsewhere. IMHO, running the Keystone XL pipeline through there would be the first step in reversing that trend, especially if it can pick up some of the oil being extracted from North Dakota.
22 posted on 04/19/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: canuck_conservative

0il~~~~~

Next time you have to fill up at $3.49/gallon, think of this!!

OIL - You better be sitting down when you read this!

As you may know, Cruz Construction started a division in North Dakota just 6 months ago. They send every Kenworth (9 trucks) we had here in Alaska to North Dakota and several drivers. They just bought two new Kenworth’s to add to that fleet; one being a Tri Drive tractor and a new 65 ton lowboy to go with it. They also bought two new cranes (one crawler & one rubber tired) for that division.

Dave Cruz said they have moved more rigs in the last 6 months in ND than Cruz Construction moved in Alaska in the last 6 years.
Williston is like a gold rush town; they moved one of our 40 man camps down there since there are no rooms available.

Unemployment in ND is the lowest in the nation at 3.4 percent last I checked.

See anything in the national news about how the oil industry is fueling North Dakota ‘s economy?

Here’s an astonishing read. Important and verifiable information:

About 6 months ago, the writer was watching a news program on oil and one of the Forbes Bros. was the guest.

The Bakken is the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska ‘s Prudhoe Bay , and has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates it at 503 billion barrels. Even if just 10% of the oil is recoverable( 5 billion barrels), at $107 a barrel, we’re looking at a resource base worth more than $5.3 trillion.

“When I first briefed legislators on this, you could practically see their jaws hit the floor.

They had no idea.” says Terry Johnson, the Montana Legislature’s financial analyst.

However, a recent technological breakthrough has opened up the Bakken’s massive reserves, and we now have access of up to 500 billion barrels. And because this is light, sweet oil, those billions of barrels will cost Americans just $16 PER BARREL !!!!!!

That’s enough crude to fully fuel the American economy for 2041 years straight.

And if THAT didn’t throw you on the floor, then this next one should - because it’s from 2006 !!!!!!

U.. S. Oil Discovery - Largest Reserve in the World

Stansberry Report Online - 4/20/2006

Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world.

It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction.

In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted.

With this mother-load of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?

They reported this stunning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.

Here are the official estimates:

8 times as much oil as Saudi Arabia

18 times as much oil as Iraq

21 times as much oil as Kuwait

22 times as much oil as Iran

500 times as much oil as Yemen and it’s all right here in the Western United States !!!!!!

HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people dictate our lives and our economy. WHY?

James Bartis, lead researcher with the study says we’ve got more oil in this very compact area than the entire Middle East, more than 2 TRILLION barrels untapped. That’s more than all the proven oil reserves of crude oil in the world today , reports The Denver Post.

Don’t think ‘OPEC’ will drop its price even with this find? Think again! It’s all about the competitive marketplace, it has to.

Think OPEC just might be funding the environmentalists?

Got your attention yet? Now, while you’re thinking about it, do this:

Pass this along. If you don’t take a little time to do this, then you should stifle yourself the next time you complain about gas prices, by doing NOTHING, you forfeit your right to complain.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 2:21:58 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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