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Senators Urge Obama Keystone XL Action

November 20, 2012 by  

Senators Urge Obama Keystone XL Action
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A bipartisan group of Senators is calling on President Barack Obama to meet with them in “the near future” to discuss moving forward with the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

In a letter, the 18 Senators implore the President to consider the thousands of jobs the pipeline project would create for Americans, as well as the impact on American energy security.

The Senators write:

Setting politics aside: Nothing has changed about the thousands of jobs that Keystone XL will create. Nothing has changed about the energy security to be gained through an important addition to the existing pipeline network built with sound environmental stewardship and the best modern technology. Nothing has changed about the security to be gained from using more fuel produced at home and by a close and stable ally. And nothing has changed about the need for America to remain a place where businesses can still build things

Discussing Obama’s directive last spring (which allowed Nebraska to move forward in some work on the pipeline), the Senators said the State route is near completion and the President should issue a permit to allow the rest of the project to move forward.

The state of Nebraska is nearing completion of the new pipeline route within Nebraska. With that process near completion, we look forward to an affirmative determination of national interest soon.

We then urge you to issue a Presidential Permit immediately afterward.

Signatories of the letter include Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), David Vitter (R-La.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.).

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Doc Sarvis

    Energy security??? There is NO guarentee that we will consume the oil products from this pipeline. MOST likely, This oil will be sold to other countries like China. The Senators who signed this letter to our President are likely in the back pocket of the oil industry and stand to gain personally from influencing our President.

    President Obama did not approve continuing the pipeline at that time because the environmental concerns of the local people who would be most affected by spills and other environmental affects were not adequately addressed. If those issues are mitigated he implied that he would approve the rest of the pipeline. Have those issues been mitigated???

    • Ron

      Have you tryed a “wind mill” on your car, airplane, bus, train, or boat reciently???

      • Flashy

        No…but I have noticed quite a few charging stations popping up in parking lots in the malls and bigger stores, as well as downtown and freeway rest areas.

      • rendarsmith

        Flashy, where does that electricity come from? Do you know?

      • GALT

        natural gas and coal, also nuclear……why? Where do you think it comes from?

      • Flashy

        Here? Hydro, wind, natural gas…and in two years, waves off the coast.

      • jopa

        Ron Sure have and it works great to keep the motor from overheating.Automobile engines without a fan and water pump would be dysfunctional.

    • rendarsmith

      Doc, how do you even know these spills will happen? Just because they COULD we should not do it at all? There are a million things that can go wrong every day, even with this “green technology” *GASP* Maybe we should go back to horses and buggies…no wait, they might poop on the road and someone might slip on it…..

      • http://onedumbamigo.wordpress.com onedumbamigo

        Spot ON!!! The ban to drill in the gulf is (not only rediculous, but…) money to Warren Buffet (a key financial contributor to Obama the past 2 elections). Why? First there are over 14 foreign countries still drilling in the gulf (and we are not – I guess we’re so stupid we can’t figure out a SAFE WAY to drill, and these other, more sophisticated countries obviously CAN!) HA! Secondly, money,… Buffet… He owns the railroad rights to move oil from Alaska to the states…. Pretty plain and simple if you ask me…

      • Flashy

        Hmmmm….care to enunciate about that “ban” on drilling in the gulf? This oughtta be good ….

      • http://www.facebook.com/dan.mancuso.56 Dan Mancuso

        That idea about going back to horses is really a pretty good idea in some respects Rendarsmith.
        We could put all those welfare queens to work picking up road apples, this would get them off their fat butts, out into the fresh air, which would help them lose the weight they gain from eating food stamp junk food in front of the idiot box. Then, by not watching so much tv and having time to think, the programming the MSM conditions into them would have less of an effect. The work they would be doing would also help to build self respect into them and some might even expend some of their newfound energy to start a small business and maybe even employ some other poop scooping welfare queens.
        The next thing you know these ex-welfare queens with their newfound selfrespect and work ethic would start to outnumber the voter fraud majority who got Obamachination re-voterfraud-elected, because all of a sudden they would be objecting to all their ‘hard-earned’ money being given to someone else.
        And to appease all those tree-huggin’-greenies, look at all the natural fertilizers that would be available for growing non-agribusiness healthy food crops, locally.
        And then there is the resurgence in the American manufactoring sector, that was decimated by ‘free-trade’, that could be revived by manufacturing MADE IN AMERICA wheel barrows, shovels and brooms. The posibilities are endless.

      • Marty S.

        Including breaking one of those stupid mercury light bulbs and ending up with a severe chemical burn.

    • http://yahoo Charles Arthur Williams

      Doc, Canadian Petroleum has already said they will use the pipeline to gain access to the Gulf, so they can ship it oversea’s !
      Reandarsmith We do have a example of a tar sands spill ! Almost 3 years ago in Michigan CPs pipeline ruptured pouring thousands of barrels of oil sands into the Kalimazoo river ! Come to find out, they didn’t have the tech to clean oil sands in water ! Crude floats tar sands sink ! So for the last almost 3 years they have been developing tech to clean up in water in our river ! The spill still isn’t cleaned up, parts of it never will be, as it has drifted down river !

      If we do build the proposed pipe line, and did have a spill it could possibly reach the Aquafir that water’s the great plains, our breadbasket ! If it does happen there’s no going back for a do over !

      I for 1 would rather protect our food supply for our kids, than worry about some oil that we have other option’s to fill ! Or some jobs that will last 1 to 2 years !

    • JUKEBOX

      Hey Doc, do you realize that Obama is in the back pocket of the Chinese, who stand to benfit the most if he denies the pipeline.

      • Flashy

        Juke…and here i thought he was a muslim….jeesh. Can you guys even get your tall tales straight????

      • krc

        Unfortunately all these politians are in the back pocket of someone by not us._

      • Kinetic1

        Juke,
        The Chinese are demanding more and more oil every day, driving up the price of crude. This pipeline will bring oil to Texas refineries in the gulf region, ready for shipping overseas. So how does President Obama’s refusal benefit the Chinese?

    • ChuckS

      China? Because of Obama Canada is building a pipeline to the pacific Ocean so oil can be sold to China instead of the US. Besides, if oil is sold to some other country, it’s still income to the US. And there could be provisions that in case of emergency, some or all of it has to go to the US. Even without such provisions, some emergencies would result in increased prices in the US, which would insure that some or all of it would go to the US.

    • Old Henry

      Actually Doc, Soetoro will eventually allow the pipe line as soon as the companies pony up the under-the-table $ to him. This will most likely occur in the next 18 – 24 months. It is not about energy independance. It is about self-enrichment for the communist foreign national Kenyan and his cronies, but mostly for the Kenayn.

  • Patriot1776

    It’s time for Congress to put on their big boy pants and start doing their job. They need to write a bill authorizing the building of the pipeline, restraining the EPA from holding it back and start representing the American people. Put forth a bill and make the president either sign it or explain to the nation why it is unacceptable. Congress is the legislative branch, commerce is their responsibility.

    • KG

      Actually, the real issue is either it is going to be built Union or scab. There is in the works to make a federal PLA, or Project Labor Agreement. That would make the entire job – from project management all the way to the drivers of supply trucks would be union members.

      • JUKEBOX

        This conforms to the stipulation in the stimulus bill that all stimulus money goes to union projects.

      • eddie47d

        Then that would be a good thing since good wages mean a better living and a stronger Middle Class. This project may only employ 2-3 thousand workers but why pay 3rd world wages to hard working Americans.

  • Peter

    Sorry, I am a centrist libertarian, but peoples’ lives are at stake here. The oil sands are the most toxic, filthy way to extract oil known to man. They were ignored until recently as being too inefficient and expensive, until the price of oil rose to meet its inefficiency and filth.
    Do some research. So-called ‘energy security’ is not served well by this filthy and toxic ‘technology’. It is simply not worth it. Do you want the blood of innocent people on your hands just so you can still drive your car? If you answer yes, you are less than human in my humble opinion, sorry.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.sherman.589 tgsherman

      You have BLOOD on your hands because you voted for Obama!! Remember Benghazi!! Remember Brian Terry!!!

      • http://yahoo Charles Arthur Williams

        So how much blood is on your hands for supporting Bush and Cheny !

      • eddie47d

        Another cheap shot by Tgsherman. Would you care to tally up the death count under G Bush or R Reagan within similar circumstances. Lets compare apples to oranges.

      • KG

        Yo, Dude, take a stress pill and think things over. If you don’t, the next thing you will be doing is going to Mc Donalds, or the movies. Don’t do it.

        Just take a deep breath, and say to yourself : America is a socialist democracy.
        Say it as a soothing mantra.

        Peace be upon thee.

      • Kinetic1

        tgsherman,
        Please, using only facts, no speculation, explain how President Obama has “blood on his hands” from the Benghazi attack. Save the BS about the fictitious “stand down” order or any claims that requests for backup were ignored. Don’t forget that this was actually a CIA front staffed with 3 times as many CIA operatives than State Department employees. Also, before you bring up the lack of military support, remember that Congress turned down the administrations request for funding to provide such support.

    • Steve E

      I was waiting for the environmental wacos to come out of the woodwork on this topics.

  • krc

    Why won’t these politicians pass a law giving more protections to landowners and compensation from these foreign oil companies being allowed to take our land for profit. Outlaw eminent domain for foreign companies!

    • Flashy

      Which is one of the main issues. Private properties all along the route of thousands of miles…taken with minimal compensation, lives destroyed, farms diminished…

      That and the protection of the aquifers. Yeah yeah I know…there will be no leaks endangering the main aquifer that waters our breadbasket region….tell that to the Gulf residents dealing with the BP oil spill aftermath.

      And notice…the oil companies refuse to sign anything stating the oil will be kept for domestic use. Refineries and ports handy in the Gulf…the pipeline costing gadzillions..and they won’t upgrade refineries in the north.

      Think about that.

      • momo

        Flashy says: “And notice…the oil companies refuse to sign anything stating the oil will be kept for domestic use. Refineries and ports handy in the Gulf…the pipeline costing gadzillions..and they won’t upgrade refineries in the north. ”

        And why would a company limit itself to the domestic market? Demand for gasoline in the U.S. is not exactly robust. Decreased demand means less work which could result in layoffs. Why would oil comapnies upgrade refineries when demand is down and regulation has increased?

      • John

        I hate to disillusion you Mr. Flashy. The land is not “taken”. The pipeline company quickly digs a trench about eight feet deep, welds iron pipe together, inspects it, places it in the ground and covers it up. The landowner is compensated for any loss incurred, and paid for using his ground for the pipeline. Also replaced is the original flora. All at the expense of the pipeline company. You, driving by or over the property, would never know a pipeline was there. Additionally, there are 16 pipelines crossing the disputed territory right now. Opposition to this pipeline is orchestrated by Communist ideologues whose real intent is to destroy the USA productive capacity and re-direct this oil to China, which is what is happening now, and will continue to happen if the pipeline is not built.

      • Flashy

        Uh huh…sure it’s not ‘taken”. Wanna bet? I grew up on a farm which was bisected by high voltage power lines. No biggee…just a wee right of way involved right? Yeah…tell that to the Old Man who cursed it daily.

        And the aquifer feeding and irrigating the US breadbasket region? Not real important eh? When you talk of existing pipelines criss crossing that region…pray tell, are they of the same capacity as Keystone? Ooops.

        And why should the pipeline be built instead of expanding existing refineries sited across the border?

        Look…Canada wants to ship it elsewhere? have ‘em build the pipeline to Vancouver. Ever wondr why they don’t want to build it across Canadian lands?

      • eddie47d

        I bet the pipeline will be built although I see the dangers in doing so. Considering that some oil companies can drill safely and some are reckless this will be a mixed bag. I agree with Flashy that the refineries should be built up north (North Dakota). Oklahoma is centralized but has increased earthquakes and Texas has shutdowns because of hurricanes. Since Texas wants to secede from the Union then why give them more revenue. Then again if they become a separate country we could charge them a huge import tax! Don’t you all want to “get tough” on China then we could apply the same principle to the country of Texas.

      • Flashy

        Momo … why should we then take all the risk … in other words…socialize the risk, and privatize the profit for out of country oil companies if it’s not dedicated to domestic use first ? Chew on that one ….

      • Flashy

        good point Eddie..since Texas wants to secede…it would be a foreign aid package, and the TPers are against increasing foreign aid. Plus, why should we allow transit of a pipeline from one foreign country to another?

        Yes..that’s correct…Texas would be a foreign country, requiring passports…and, irony of all..we’d get to kick them out for being ILLEGAL ALIENS !! Hey, i kinda like this secession talk looking at it from that point of view

      • momo

        Gee, flahsman, you got me—not. Oil is the most traded commodity in the world, so why would a company limit itself to domestic demand if the demand isn’t there. No domestic demand, no domestic jobs, foreign demand, domestic jobs. How hard is it to figure out…Jeesh!!!

  • http://superpacforaustralia.wordpress.com superpacforaustralia

    I have read in Australia that the USA has vast supplies of gas which when developed will not only make your country self sufficient but be able to earn income by selling to developing Asian nations. So it will save you spending money on fuel oil and earn you income too. So it is not all doom and gloom.

    It might be that the development of those gas supplies might become uncompetitive if the pipeline is permitted to be layed…but obviously there might be lots of other reasons the pipeline has been stalled and lobbyist usally are behind it…lol

    • GALT

      The infrastructure to export natural gas is minimal to non existent and it
      will be curious to see whether the “investment” required will be ventured…..
      since any such venture would require “government approval and the usual
      incentives”………..given that the public is aware of both the market effects on
      price and “mythology” of achieving actual “energy independence”……
      that this con should be almost impossible achieve should prevent any
      serious attempt to do so….this is a captured market…….and it needs to stay
      captured.

      This is also the proper strategy for the new sources of oil……..which are
      all landlocked…….and these too, need to remain captured……..you want to
      sell it……….build the refineries where the oil is………this is nasty stuff, and
      we need new refineries anyway……..

  • John

    The pipeline will not be laid for two reasons. One is Obama is paying back Warren Buffet for supporting him and in return BNSF gets to inefficiently haul the oil by rail. Second and more sinister is anything that lowers the price of oil (Gasoline) or improves the lot of the middle class in the USA cannot be allowed. Suffer all you miserable bastards!

    • GALT
    • eddie47d

      John: Drilling is up and they even say the USA could be the number one oil and gas producer in the world within 4-8 years. That is without the Keystone Pipeline. That darn “sinister” Obama! LOL!!! Gas is $3.29 in Denver and I paid (with discount) $2.88.

      • John

        Drilling is up on private land in North Dakota. There is less drilling on government controlled land, and offshore contracts are also down since your wonderful president was elected. Those are the facts. Enjoy your slavery!

      • http://yahoo.com Irish19

        Drilling is down on public land. The leases are not being given out by the government, then the government tells them they have not used the land so we are taking away your rights. sounds a lot like Atlas shrugged to me. If it wasn’t for wonderful states like montana and the dakotas, we would have squat for oil. Obama just wants to waste our tax money on failing green jobs. He takes over health care, banks, auto industry and you feel he is good for the middle class. he is destroying the middle class and you do not give a dam, even if it will affect you. How about the next generations? You do not care that they are able to make a good living/ Guess not. Obama just gives you a tickle up your leg.(Chris M.)

      • http://yahoo Charles Arthur Williams

        John we are pumping more oil, going back to 73, our record year ! It was Reagan that first pulled us out of the Gulf in 83 & 84 ! I know this is true because I was trying to get on a rig at the time ! Enjoy your ignorance !

        Irish the Middle Class has been destroyed by Republican policy, starting with Trickle
        Down ! Their class warfare taking money from the Working Class and giving it to the rich who trickled it down oversea’s ! That along with the Mega business, which we allowed to form,controlling the markets taking even more from the Middle Class, does anyone remember Anti-Trust ?

      • eddie47d

        Still lying John?

    • krc

      Do you own land? Have you been hit with eminent domain. You don’t have crape./

  • krc

    Yes the property is taken for little compensation the temporary workspace is useless for cultivating fur to the compacted soil from heavy equipment. Compensation varies among landowners the poor or average citizen is strong armed while the more affluent are coddled

    • John

      Yes KRC you have been taught well. Fire bad….food good….large corporations making money and being productive bad… socialistic unproductive government good. Just keep lighting those blunts and voting for communists. See how that works out for you.

      • eddie47d

        No one goes after corporations for making money but for greedy and selfish attitudes of their CEOs who make millions and then who blame the workers making $50,000 for all their ills. Kind of like the Twinkie defense where the company (Hostess) wanted to file for bankruptcy and fire 18,000 workers yet were still willing to pay $3 million dollar bonuses to their executives. Yes its those cold callous and calculating big boys at the top that are screwing America and screwing the Middle Class all in one shot.

      • krc

        I don’t do blunts —-head and I don’t vote for communist.just a hard working nurse trying to save my timber investment. Stick that in you a–!

      • John

        Well KRC I don’t do that. And look up the definition of communism. Our current president is a communist by definition.

      • krc

        You darn right you don’t do that because its too small . I recommend viagra or an implant.

      • krc

        Hey john where are you? A little intimadated by a female veteran who can go toe to toe with you go kick your who’re. So you’ll feel like a man again.

      • Kinetic1

        John,
        True communism or Marxism?
        “Communism – Advocacy of a classless society in which private ownership has been abolished and the means of production and subsistence belong to the community.”
        This is how you see Obama?

  • KG

    Actually, the real issue is either it is going to be built Union or scab. There is in the works to make a federal PLA, or Project Labor Agreement. That would make the entire job – from project management all the way to the drivers of supply trucks would be union members.

  • Doc Sarvis

    That we are even talking about these deposits as a valuable resource points to the fact that petroleum is a diminishing resource. All the easy oil deposits are about out and we will need to put more effort and risk into extracting the less available deposits.

    We are well overdue to embark on a SERIOUS transition to more sustainable (and less polluting) sources of energy along with MUCH higher efficiencies in our use of energy.

  • jopa

    All those pipes stacked up for the Keystone pipeline in the thousands, I wonder if any were made in the USA.Be nice if they were.

  • don

    warren buffet is probly fighting it because he owns burlington northern/santafe railroad. they haul a lot of oil bu rail. the pipeline would take away a lot of his business

  • roger

    Constitutional Powers of the President
    Article. II.
    Section. 1.
    The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years….
    Section. 2.
    The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

    He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

    Section. 3.
    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    Where is the power enumerated to stop any kind of commerce by the president??? Hint, there aint any……………………..

    • KG

      It is the duty of the President to make sure that laws are being executed, being that he is the Executive.

      Section. 3.

      He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

      • http://yahoo.com Irish19

        He has enumerated powers only. he does not have the power to legislate. He is a tyrant plain and simple. And you adore him. I guess you love socialism and a king in charge.

    • Proteus1946

      Where is the power enumerated to stop any kind of commerce by the president??? Hint, there aint any..

      I would guess your reading comprehension scores are really low. Read this Article II again, and pay special attention to:

      Section. 1.
      “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”
      An Executive enforces the laws (made by Congress).

      Section. 2
      “. . . he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, . . . ”
      The Commerce Department is one of the Executive Departments referred to. None of the Executive Departments are named in the Constitution, but have been ‘invented’ (by Presidents and Congresses) since Washington.

      “. . . He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; . . .”
      No such treaty has been approved. The State Department hasn’t been able to get a ‘responsible’ treaty between us and the Canadians, let alone get it approved in the Senate.

      Section 3.
      “. . . he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, . . .”
      There has been no law passed by Congress pertaining to the Keystone Pipeline to execute. There has been no Treaty approved by the Senate pertaining to the Keystone Pipeline that would even allow such laws to be written and executed. Note the President does not have to sign (approve) any treaty, even if approved by the Senate.

      • http://yahoo.com Irish19

        I agree with you however the electorate has willingly put this tyrant inn charge for another 4 years if not more. Think of it. he has declared himself executor and legislator in chief. He circumvented the Congress on immigration. He will continue to use executive privilege he does not have and the congress and senate will do nothing. This president(tyrant) will do whatever he chooses. When he was re-elected we were all doomed. Not only that Justice Roberts was huge in sticking us with Obamacare by re legislating the bill.

    • Kinetic1

      roger,
      So do you consider the President’s veto powers, given as a check on Congress’ powers against the Constitution?

  • Charlie

    Wow!!! what a bunch of Dildo dummies, that most likely have never talked to a “Driller” or a “Tool” pusher, or been within half mile of a Drilling Rig…. Meanwhile …………
    Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing… Acts 2:38 is salvation…

    Charlie Freedom

    • krc

      I’ve been close to a tool pusher and a driller the haynesville shale is in my yard. We are discussing a foreign pipeline not a drilling rig foldout.

  • http://yahoo.com Irish19

    I am sure the senate will pass legislation to start the pipeline from canada. Are forgetting that this tyrant we have as a President would veto anything which will create 10′s of thousands of jobs, and the so called labor unions do not even demand that the pipeline be built. Anyone who is in a union should get the hell out now. The bosses like Trumpka do not give a dang about any of you. They are in it for the power and hate America as much as Obama does. If all the employees today working for unions would strike until the unions were out of the workplace, then all of us could win back our country. We the people need to rise up and demand our personal liberties back. Obama has made himself King and I for one see him no different that George the tyrant who we declared war on. That goes for Public unions also.

    • Kinetic1

      19,
      You should be ashamed to use the moniker “Irish”. Have you forgotten the sacrifices made by our people?

  • Ted Crawford

    It’s amazing just how myopic, we can sometimes be! To those who declare that “most of this Oil will be exported” , I say DUH, of course it will! In part because, today, we don’t need it and because it will generate jobs and revenue for both the USA and Canada!
    Should I’matoilet Khamenei , through the efforts of his “talking head” I’madinnerjacket, suceed in further destablizing the Middle East, however, that Oil will be here, refined and used by us and our allys, reducing the impact of any efforts to cut us off from oil supplies!

  • Charlie

    krc,,,
    Yeah,,,oil wells are connected to tank farms , tank farms are connected to big pipelines to?
    Spent 3 years helping them build the Alaska oil pipeline ,,,so what the big deal???

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