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    Re: Why the Keystone pipeline would boost pump prices

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    The problem of course is that the Oil ships from Canada, travels several thousand miles across American resevoirs and croplands, and then gets refined and shipped across the world. The U.S. takes almost all the risks so that the rest of the world can get lower prices. That's not oil that's going to benefit American exlusively or even primarily. But I'd be fine with this setup if the states/companies with the pipelines would handle the infrastructure, but they usually don't. Another problem is if/when an oil spill takes place then FEDERAL DOLLARS will be used to clean up the mess. The states/corporations involved should be responsible for the cleanup, but we all know that that won't happen. It's yet another example of privatizing profits and socializing losses that we've seen year after year.
    You might not be aware of this, but pipelines have a MUCH better environmental track record than boats, trucks & trains, nevermind the efficiency.

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    Re: Why the Keystone pipeline would boost pump prices

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    You might not be aware of this, but pipelines have a MUCH better environmental track record than boats, trucks & trains, nevermind the efficiency.
    Yeah, but Buffet doesn't control any pipelines....However would Obama reward him for his selling his soul for greed in that eh?
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    Re: Why the Keystone pipeline would boost pump prices

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    You might not be aware of this, but pipelines have a MUCH better environmental track record than boats, trucks & trains, nevermind the efficiency.
    The federal government doesn't often have to step in to clean up oil spills from boats, trucks, or trains. Efficiency of pipelines was not in any way mentioned in my post.

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    Re: Why the Keystone pipeline would boost pump prices

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    The federal government doesn't often have to step in to clean up oil spills from boats, trucks, or trains. Efficiency of pipelines was not in any way mentioned in my post.
    How often does the federal government step in to clean up any oil spill? Have they ever?

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    Re: Why the Keystone pipeline would boost pump prices

    As Canada and TransCanada Pipelines looks to its new Energy East project to reverse the flow of oil in existing pipelines and build more capacity to flow Alberta oilsands oil to Canadian east coast refineries, those objecting to the Keystone pipeline may get the worst of both worlds - you'll lose out on the $7 billion dollar pipeline project and the jobs attached as the Energy East project takes up $12 billion in new infrastructure and you'll also get to have loads of Alberta oil travelling by less safe rail through your country on the way to the Texas gulf.

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