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Dept. of Energy: Keystone XL would have 'minimal' environmental impact

GasBuddy Blog -- Last week the State Department issued a long-awaited environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that concludes it would have a 'minimal' impact on the environment, increasing the chances that the project might be approved.

According to the L.A. Times, the State Dept. articulated that its supplemental environmental impact statement is only a draft and does not offer recommendations for action on the $7-billion project, which would bring petroleum from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Nonetheless, the review says “the analyses of potential impacts associated with construction and normal operation of the proposed project suggest that there would be no significant...


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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 10:54:51 PM

Let's see what crafty tax-evader Warren Buffet does. He owns (through Berkshire Hathaway) Burlington Northern which hauls lots of the stuff down.

No Keystone=more rail business
Prodaddy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:22:37 PM

That what they say today, but what will they say tomorrow
waynemustang
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:03:57 PM

State Department??? How about the hostile Department of Interior?
032946
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 2:02:18 PM

OK
WilW
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:57:44 PM

Old news..but still GOOD FOR POINTS!
MitchelSdReview
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:55:45 PM

I am so glad this is not going to happen.

We do not need cheaper oil to help the economy grow.

The US does not 10,000 more jobs ASAP. Jobs that are well paying and can easily support a family.
radiorumor
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:52:41 PM

This is going to happen and it doesn't matter what you think about it.
driveonby1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:51:52 PM

ditto
Gramps001
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:51:27 PM

DITTO
chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:49:42 PM

King Obama will not let the facts get in his way.
crashintuc34
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:47:45 PM

Build the damN thing already.
MarAzul
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:46:49 PM

Ok.
greenfog
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:46:45 PM

the construction will have minimal impact, that i can see, but what about when it springs a leak? after all they have all that inferior indian made pipe to build it with.
dougtaylor1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:46:34 PM

The only thing in the way is obumer, and the only problem with that is that he can't handle the truth. Nothing matters to him. It is all about agenda.
GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:45:17 PM

Just make sure to purchase the safety insurance package.
tdeaton1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:42:40 PM

So you say......until
TheHermit
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:39:42 PM

Use rail lines to help them out.
Black Wagon
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:37:58 PM

Who believes anything a government agency says?
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:37:39 PM

yaahaa ...
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:37:34 PM

I need to educate myself more on this. Opinions span the spectrum.
73amx
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:37:25 PM

minimal?
GManCo
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:37:05 PM

Old but Good news.
JimL1
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:36:08 PM

Old news. Let Canada refine their dirty crude and supply the northern country, instead of destroying our farmland.
Wierbe
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:36:04 PM

Interesting.
Chitowner
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:36:02 PM

that pipe line goes to Texas it will be at brent oil world prices and all ship to China. China owes big % of Canada oil field boys and girls
danlanman
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:35:49 PM

ok
balljars
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:34:05 PM

Obama is busy now looking for a new excuse to deny the pipeline.
mageetp
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:32:34 PM

Time to build it, no more weak excuses, quit stalling.
bicycler
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:31:51 PM

Now politics and 1not in my yard`arguements take over!
CatMan623
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:30:22 PM

Let's get it built.
defuzer
Veteran Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:29:19 PM

BS!
Cheepo
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:28:51 PM

I told you so, build that pipe line already!!!!!!!!!
Robert44
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:28:33 PM

I don't have any hope left and only change in my pocket that the regime will built it.
ssect8
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:27:17 PM

Time to build this pipeline and give up all this yap.
RangerBob58
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:22:09 PM

I'll believe it when it is done
pecos
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:21:17 PM

Build it. Get r done.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:18:23 PM

I doubt it.
splitrman
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:18:06 PM

It will have minimum impact until the first spill in an area that they can't readily access with men and equipment.
jcurley
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:16:18 PM

Compared to existing, "leaky" pipelines?

And how about reports about shoddy pipes already? With no outside inspections? We should just "trust" them?
Holly123
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:15:36 PM

I'm tired of hearing about it too.
cisson
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:13:15 PM

I am so sick of hearing about that pipeline.
racerdj
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:13:05 PM

Approve it!
nsdp
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:12:29 PM

The environmental impact is sort of irrelevant when the biggest refiner on the gulf coast bails out on Keystone. Valero is buying rail cars to get the oil where it needs it not where Keystone will deliver.
idigau22
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:12:17 PM

Yet another Keystone XL pipeline article! This must be at least 75 Keystone articles and nothing has happened yet! Yawn!!!
danreino
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:11:13 PM

Even Ray Charles knows this truth...
montytexas
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:10:58 PM

Let us see what the President will do ....
CAD69
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:09:06 PM

Let's Gitter done!
Bud122CA
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:09:02 PM

YES, Build it Yesterday
Red7002011
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:07:50 PM

Lie, lie, lie, lie........................
mrselfdestruct
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:06:35 PM

Minimal if all goes well...
bicycler
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 1:05:57 PM

How about the political field
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