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  •  wind and nebraska (10+ / 0-)

    Yes, both are true.

    TransCanada in their application to the Canadian Energy Board made it clear that one of their reasons for this pipeline is to sell tarsands at a higher price, which means consumers pay more too.  The research done is that it would raise gas prices in the midwest about .10-.15 cents a gallon because so much oil would be diverted to gulf coast export refineries.

    NRDC and Oil Change detail the increase in prices here:

    On wind...

    Nebraskans want wind:

    And wind will create strong and long-term jobs:

    Jane Fleming Kleeb,, Working to stop the TransCanada Keystone pipeline from ruining our land and water

    by janefleming on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:10:08 AM PST

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    •  I am going to post that price increase (8+ / 0-)

      study on FB.

      I live in Minnesota, and I want people to know this will raise local gas prices, not lower them.

      There are so many people who believe otherwise.

      I really think nixing the idea the pipeline will lower gas prices is a key to changing public opinion (I don't know of any public opinion polls on the keystone).

      Also, people are taught to think so short term. How does a modest number of jobs compare to the cost of cleaning up a big environmental mess?  What about health effects from it?  

      There are economic benefits from a clean environment.

      As a member of Courtesy Kos, I am dedicated to civility and respect for all kossacks, regardless of their opinions, affiliations, or cliques.

      by joedemocrat on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:23:40 AM PST

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