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    Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are nearing 60 votes in the Senate ahead of a vote next week on whether to approve the project.
    With passage of a pipeline bill in the House all but assured, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) says she is “confident” she can rally the 60 votes needed for a filibuster-proof majority in the upper chamber.

    "It is ready for a vote and we have the 60 votes to pass it," Landrieu said on Wednesday.

    The Keystone debate is wrapped up in midterm election politics, with both Landrieu and her opponent in the Louisiana Senate runoff — Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) — taking the lead on legislation. The House is set to vote on Cassidy’s Keystone bill on Friday.

    Right now, Keystone supporters have a firm 58 votes in the Senate, 13 of which are from Democrats, after Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) on Thursday said he will vote "yes."


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    Looks like the Keystone Pipeline is gonna get passed the Senate. A bad deal that is gonna hurt a lot of people, worsen the environment, and really not help the US economy at all is most likely gonna be passed.


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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Looks like the Keystone Pipeline is gonna get passed the Senate. A bad deal that is gonna hurt a lot of people, worsen the environment, and really not help the US economy at all is most likely gonna be passed. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Hurrah! Congress finally gets something positive done. Great for Canada, good for the US and a wash for the environment.

    Btw, for the uninformed, the pipeline itself will be carrying nothing different than all the other existing pipelines. The tar sands are still processed where they are already processed and have been for years.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Looks like the Keystone Pipeline is gonna get passed the Senate. A bad deal that is gonna hurt a lot of people, worsen the environment, and really not help the US economy at all is most likely gonna be passed. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    This is the part that concerns me and why I oppose the keystone XL. Eminent domain should never be used for private companies,especially foreign owned companies. What the **** is wrong with conservatives who claim to be patriotic and respect property rights.Do they have their lips so wrapped around big Oil cock that they are too ****en blind to see that this wrong?
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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    6 years of State dept reviews...get it done.. or not..clear it off the table. I don't think it's a "job creator", and not crazy about more tar sands oil coming thru..

    still the alternative is rail cars, and that can't be good.. do it or not.. just do something..or not..

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Hurrah! Congress finally gets something positive done. Great for Canada, good for the US and a wash for the environment.

    Btw, for the uninformed, the pipeline itself will be carrying nothing different than all the other existing pipelines. The tar sands are still processed where they are already processed and have been for years.
    Sure if property rights mean nothing to you then this is a good thing.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Sure if property rights mean nothing to you then this is a good thing.
    Actually, this is exactly the sort of thing eminent domain was written into the Constitution for. Public projects that need private land right of way.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    The Senate is about to vote on a bill that would force approval of this disastrous project — endangering the American heartland, worsening our dependence on fossil fuels and driving more climate chaos. Tell your Senators to vote NO on any bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline!
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    Subject line: Vote NO on any bill to approve the Keystone XL

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    My former Governor and now current Senator's bill is going through. Yes, sir, this is good stuff. Had to wait quite a while for the environmentalist strength to weaken before it could become a reality.
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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The Senate is about to vote on a bill that would force approval of this disastrous project — endangering the American heartland, worsening our dependence on fossil fuels and driving more climate chaos. Tell your Senators to vote NO on any bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline!
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    Thanks, I just told my senators to vote yes. It doesn't endanger ****, nor does it greaten dependence on fossil fuels or create more "climate chaos". Without the pipeline the tar sands will still be dug up and processed to crude at the same rate, as they are now. They'll still be refined to gas and diesel and other products as it is now. The only thing that will change is delivery method of the crude to the refineries (it's heavy sour crude so only we have the refineries to do the job). Pipeline delivery is much, much less accident/disaster prone than truck and sea by a large factor.

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    Re: Senate nears 60 on Keystone

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Actually, this is exactly the sort of thing eminent domain was written into the Constitution for. Public projects that need private land right of way.
    No it is not.This is not a public project.This is a company in ANOTHER COUNTRY wanting to go through our country to export their goods to countries outside the US. This is the equivalent of a company in Mexico using eminent domain to take property in the US so that they can build a highway to Canada that only they can use.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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