GumboPot LSU Fan Saints Fan Member since Mar 2009 17354 posts
re: Keystone XL pipeline being approved by state department as environmentaly sound (Posted on 3/1/13 at 8:57 pm to Bestbank Tiger)
quote: So does this mean it will be approved, since all policy decisions are based on science?
My interpretation is that the state department admittedly has no viable reason to NOT approve the pipeline crossing. The purpose of this friday press release appears to be an attempt to temper the Obama environmental base's reaction.
cwill New Orleans Saints Fan Member since Jan 2005 18847 posts
re: Keystone XL pipeline being approved by state department as environmentaly sound (Posted on 3/1/13 at 9:29 pm to BugAC)
quote: That and the fact that gas is over $4/gallon is also a big fa
I told you the P/L was a done deal...and your last toss in is stupid shite as usual...and none of you clowns understand the significance of this line...it does nothing significant for the US energy supply. The primary reason the industry is pushing for it is pricing in Cushing v pricing at the gulf (Brent). These are legit interests and there never was a legit reason to block the line, but the bull shite about energy independence and gas prices is not a factor.
islandtiger LSU Fan Baton Rouge Member since Sep 2012 425 posts
re: Keystone XL pipeline being approved by state department as environmentaly sound (Posted on 3/1/13 at 10:24 pm to GumboPot)
Not exactly. Nebraska asked for a delay to work on alternative route that would minimize impacts to Platt River. Environmental groups not so much concerned about the pipeline per se but how it will facilitate development of oil sands...an especially damaging and "dirty" source of energy.