Originally Posted by MrPoon
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Bipartisan group of 18 Senators urge Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline early in 2013 - @Reuters
Hydraulic fracking? Didn't they do a documentary about that awhile back. Showing people ,living near these sites, where able to lite their tap water into blow torches? The massive use of water to frack was also a major concern if I remember right. Tons of environmental concerns were connected to this method of drilling.
Last edited by WES445; 11-16-2012 at 07:18 PM.
#1 the keystone pipeline has many many unresolved issues.The path of the pipeline was a concern, the safety of the pipeline was a concern and finally the fact that the oil was not intended to benefit U.S. supplies by one single drop.they are just pushing it to port for delivery, so the only benefit to us is making the pipeline and then living with any spillage issues.
#2 while they have developed less toxic fraking fluids, the process is in and of itself detrimental.
#3 all non renewable fuel sources are futile,its just spinning our wheels...
As far as the Keystone Pipeline goes, I don't know why the fact that Nebraska (run by a GOP governor) asked for the president to have them consider an alternative route because of how close the planned route runs to a major aquifer.
The national GOP may not be interested in protecting the aquifer, but its funny how the GOP governor who lives in that state seems to care quite a bit. Just funny how that works...
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Come on...even if the damn thing breaks and we contaminate the entire aquifer, theres enough water to take you and I into the Grave...who cares about future generations? They can drink that nastyass desalinated crap they got over in the Middle East, ask Patsfan how that stuff tastes....
Small alterations from initial plans are not dealbreakers- these types of issue shave to be dealt with for all major infrastructure nodes, like roads, railways, airports, powerlines, hell, even sewage tratement/ water treatment [plants, power plants, etc.
I also find it amusing that people jump back and gasp when a member of the GOP has an environmental concern, as if the GOP headquarters is now going to have to take him out back and put him down.
Wait a second. If we hav so much oil why do we even need this foreign Canadian stuff?
Originally Posted by MrPoon
Same thing happened close to me the farmers were concerned about the water table on an electric plant coming close. Turns out those fears were unfounded and it was fine. Got another farmer who has a different pipeline that goes directly threw his pipeline. He's republican as they come but it's a pain to negotiate and figure out proper crop damage. In the end he's had to negotiate 3 times in 10 years for various things with the pipeline in the end he usually comes out very good in the deal.