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  •  In this case, perhaps delay is a good thing. (11+ / 0-)

    If the oil companies are worried about delay, then I'm all for delay.

    The longer the decision is delayed, the more opponents have time to educate, agitate, and organize. And perhaps Secretary Kerry whispering in the president's ear will grow louder.

    For some reason, this makes me (mildly) optimistic.

    If President Cheney were still in office, the whole project would have been fast-tracked (and all decisions made in secret.)

    Fingers crossed. (Not that crossing fingers should be our only strategy....)

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Sat May 11, 2013 at 02:51:56 PM PDT

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    •  The delay makes investors nervous and that (6+ / 0-)

      will in turn slow down the destruction of the boreal forest. But the industry and its lobby the Conservative Government in Canada is pushing for alternative routes, even through the Arctic. They are also looking at expanding the eastern route since the majority of the population of British Columbia is against the proposed western pipeline crossing our province. A $200 billion investment has got a lot of money to spend on transporting it's dirty oil.

      To thine ownself be true

      by Agathena on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:03:41 PM PDT

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