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  •  Kinda like what they said after Deepwater Horizon (17+ / 0-)

    What kind of country would put its (literal) breadbasket at risk in order to allow Canadian tar sands oil to be exported to China?

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 05:06:54 PM PST

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    •  A country with a Right Wing minority government (16+ / 0-)

      and a prime minister whose father was a CEO for Imperial Oil. They are in power for 2 more years. There's a rumor that the PM is going to close down our  "EPA" - Environment Canada and merge it into Natural Resources. Harper can do a lot of damage to Canada in two years. Now we know what it was like to live under Bush.

      To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 05:15:24 PM PST

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      •  I think RFK was referring to the US and the states (2+ / 0-)
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        Agathena, Tinfoil Hat

        all of which are IIRC controlled by Republicans, whose water table is only a matter of time before being toast, but whose R rulers see only the business issues for the pipeline operatiors, even the one who blew up one of these in MI and still hasn't gotten it cleaned up. Farmers and those needing clean water are not even on the R radar screen as the failure to do drought relief this last year should have shown.

        And RKF is correct on another point, that we are putting the aquifers and such at terrible risk not for the permanent jobs ad the additional energy which the US supposedly gets out of it, because all of those permanent jobs are in Canada, save for the odd bit of construction and maintenance, and the entire pipeline is being laid so the oil may go to the international market at a higher price from Houston, rather than stopping at the OKLA transfer point where oil going to the US goes.

        I know they are woofing about running it to Vancouver and the Pacific market, but there are more than a few earthquake zones and mountain ranges in the way of that construction,  in a manner that does not encourage that over the Go through the Grain Belt route. The grain belt route is flat by comparison and only crosses over the most vital waterways on the route south.

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