The bill "seeks to circumvent longstanding and proven processes" by
removing a requirement for a presidential permit. The legislation also says no
new environmental studies are needed.circumvent -
Overcome (a difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way.Synonyms - deceive - cheatsurreptitious - Kept secret,
esp. because it would not be approved of.Synonyms - secret - furtive -
stealthy - clandestine - underhandRepublicans, working hard for the
oil companies.Working for America ...not so much.
Either we buy this oil from Canada and create millions of jobs and a sound
economy or the Canadians will sell it to China for their economy and jobs.
Simple as that folks!
Way to go BO. Nice to have a President in the WH who is looking out for the
average person of today and tomorrow. Another example of the difference between
the leader who won the election and the man who wanted to represent corporate
America and the wealthy.
Mountanman guessed that..."Either we buy this oil from Canada and
create millions of jobs and a sound economy"The State
Department, in its study, came up with a more modest figure of 5,000 to 6,000
construction jobs.The discrepancy comes from how the TransCanada
study calculated the jobs. That study used a "one person, one year
model." So if it takes 6,500 workers two years to build the pipeline,
that's 13,000 jobs, with the other 7,000 coming from supply
manufacturers.So even exaggerating to 20,000 seems a little closer
part 2The oil that reaches Gulf refineries could ultimately be
consumed in the United States, but the finished products could just as easily be
exported to China, Japan, or any other oil-hungry nation.Energy
companies will look to sell their oil to the highest bidder.In fact,
the United States is currently a net exporter of gasoline. In September, the
U.S. exported 430,000 more barrels of gasoline than it imported. The country is
now on track to become a net exporter of refined oil products for the first time
in 62 years.Meanwhile, domestic prices at the gas pump are poised to
rise to record levels. Because of the nature of the global oil
market and domestic supply, the Keystone pipeline would contribute very little,
if anything, to U.S. energy independence.
Drill baby drill or should I say build baby build the pipe line. Create what
ever jobs that they can and the people who will have to maintain it. Just look
to Alaska and see the benefits that Alaska and its citizens enjoy. Who cares how
much the oil companies make as long as it employees people with good paying jobs
and drops the price I have to pay at the pump even by just a few cents I will
benefit from it. build baby build.
Too critics of the Keystone proposed pipeline. Do you know of any business or
job that does not rely on energy, specifically oil? Is $4.00/gal gasoline high
enough for you? What will happen to your job if energy prices double, again?
There is your answer as to why we need this pipeline.
@MountanmanTwo massive problems with your statement.1. It would not
create millions of jobs, maybe a couple thousand at the most.2. Oil is a
global commodity where the price per barrel is set by that global financial
market. Canada would not be giving us a cheaper deal than any other nation. It
makes no difference in price we pay at the pump regardless of who Canada sells
this oil to.
Really, M-man? I thought we were trying to keep China from taking over the
world. Anyway, somebody said that. Butsure. Tar sands oil in a pipeline crossing
the middle of the country. What could possibly go wrong?
Does anyone know if Nebraska has decided yet where it wants to put the pipeline?
Or whether it is even willing to have the pipeline run through Nebraska? The
last I heard, there is considerable concern about how the pipeline would affecct
Nebraska's aquifer and there is a lot of opposition to it. Until questions
like that are answered, consideration of the pipeline is very premature, and
approval for it should wait.
Mountanman:Canadian oil is already being sold to China. It's
being trucked here to Texas, then shipped.According to some good
sources here,--had Romney won the election, gas would now be two dollars a