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    elwior

    I'm not being contrarian, I really haven't located a good counterpoint to the argument that alternative means of transport will allow nearly as much tar sands oil to reach market. They may also not involve the US at all. I get the point that KXL is a galvanizing event for the movement, but we don't look serious if it's not actually as a critical as we say.

    I'm in the northwest so I'm personally very concerned about the coal ports. They are years away, but I'm contacting the relevant officials here. I've been a donor to Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark and I've let him know where I stand. These ports will be terrible for our state just on increased traffic disruption and coal dust alone. The fact that we get blowback in terms of mercury pollution from China and increased carbon makes them completely untenable.

    There's a difference between a responsible gun owner and one that's been lucky so far.

    by BeerNotWar on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 10:22:35 AM PDT

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