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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22 2014 12:00 a.m. MST

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lket
Bluffdale, UT

big oil gets what it wants. too bad they cant see past profits to get into green power when they are the only ones with the capital to invest and make profits long term in green power. but lots of profit now is all they ever worry about. our air and the ocean cant take much more.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Having this pipeline and getting this oil should be a no-brainer. Increasing our oil supply lessens fuel prices. Lower fuel prices stimulates production and the economy in general by putting more money back in consumers hands in multiple ways.

Lower transporting costs means lower prices on products at the stores. And lower pump prices is a totally obvious benefit for almost everyone.

If the U.S. doesn't agree to obtaining the oil from the Canadian tar sands, Canada will sell it to China instead. Either way, the oil will be processed and the resulting product obtained. It might as well be to our benefit as to China's.

Tators
Hyrum, UT

@ Iket:

Do some research before getting all depressed about our current environmental situation. Our air is currently cleaner than it was over a hundred years ago when literally everyone was either burning wood or coal to heat their homes and businesses.

New clean coal burning mandates have decreased the pollutants of electricity plants dramatically. Plus, almost all new plants are now burning natural gas, which is even cleaner. We're also adding nuclear powered electric plants which cause almost no air pollution at all, and all without dotting the landscape with large windmills that incidentally killed over 700,000 birds last year, including some endangered species.

Also, the EPA is doing a great job of controlling pollutants allowed into the oceans within the USA jurisdiction. As such, our oceans are cleaner than those surrounding over 85% of the world's countries. On top of that, the green energy industry is growing by leaps and bounds every year.

All told, things aren't nearly as bad as some of the alarmist reports tend to make their readers believe. There really is reason to be optimistic. Give it a try by using real facts.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Is it a fact that Texas, North Dakota and Wyoming have all had large explosions within the last year? And when this new pipeline leaks, who, in fact will pay for the damage? Canada, Texas, or everyone else?

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