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View Diary: State Dept. Hid Contractor's Ties to Keystone XL Pipeline Company (33 comments)

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  •  Yes, the case must be made against the pipeline (0+ / 0-)

    itself and the systemic effects of producing and burning the tar sands dilbit & syncrude. The conflict of interest point helps negate the claims made in the SEIS.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 04:05:04 PM PDT

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    •  Nothing about the presence of a conflict (0+ / 0-)

      of interest addresses, at all, what declarations are in the EIS and why they are erroneous.....that is a factual matter having nothing to do with any 'conflict of interest' dispute.

    •  A Canadian government representative (0+ / 0-)

      who went to DC as a lobbyist for the KXL said that the Americans told him, we don't want information on the pipeline, the price of crude, getting oil from a safe country we want information on the environmental impact.

      That's right from the State Department. They released the SEIS shortly afterwards.

      I see debunking SEIS as very important. Then there's a German environmental consulting company that ended their contract with the Tar Sands on the basis that continuing would ruin their reputation.

      The "enviro efforts" have not been wasted, they are scaring investors away from the Tar Sands project. They are forcing environmental reviews and delays on the pipeline decision.

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