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  •  I figured when the president kept referring (7+ / 0-)

    to Nebraska sand hills as the one factor that would keep him from approving the whole pipeline that he was ready to approve. As if there was only one state and one ecosystem at risk here. The pipeline assures the continuation of the Tar Sands oil extraction and that is an enormous danger to the continent and the planet. It's the worst ecocide in the world and it is growing. The only thing that might slow it down is the market. Right now every major oil company in the world is working the tar sands. Shell, BP, Exxon, the list is long.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:43:59 AM PST

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    •  Governor Schweitzer of Montana (6+ / 0-)

      also wants the Keystone. It's not just Nebraska. Of course the governors want the jobs for their constituents even though it doesn't create all that many.... and devil take the hindmost.

      Hard to fight the governors when you've just been criticized for not talking "jobs" in your inauguration speech (even if you did talk "climate change")

      Not that anyone asked, but I wouldn't want the job.

      "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

      by Sybil Liberty on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:02:40 PM PST

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      •  There are so many lies out there about the jobs (3+ / 0-)
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        that would be created. The true number is far, far fewer than the claims. Damn the greedy, lying bastards.

        “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

        by RJDixon74135 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:14:22 PM PST

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