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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Why am I not surprised?
Posted by Jill | 7:57 PM
Via Americablog comes this little tidbit that won't be reported in the media:
The Keystone XL pipeline, awaiting a thumbs up or down on a presidential permit, would increase the import of heavy oil from Canada's oil sands to the U.S. by as much as 510,000 barrels a day, if it gets built.

Proponents tout it as a boon to national security that would reduce America's dependence on oil from unfriendly regimes. Opponents say it would magnify an environmental nightmare at great cost and provide only the illusion of national benefit.

What's been left out of the ferocious debate over the pipeline, however, is the prospect that if president Obama allows a permit for the Keystone XL to be granted, he would be handing a big victory and great financial opportunity to Charles and David Koch, his bitterest political enemies and among the most powerful opponents of his clean economy agenda.

Because maybe if he shovels a couple more billion dollars into the Koch brothers' pockets they'll be nice to him.

There is no longer anything this President can do to convince me he represents me one tiny iota.

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Blogger double nickel said...
Sadly, as a Canadian who opposes this pipeline, i believe this deal has already been done. The oligarchs have won. The illusion that our governments have any control over this deal is compete bullshit.

Blogger Theo said...
And somewhere I read that the oil itself would be sold on the world market and not directly to the U.S. So much for energy independence.

Anonymous BNJ said...
Should we begin a "miserable failure " Google bomb?