Keystone pipeline
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Started by Jim_M - June 10, 2021, 12:41 p.m.

While I personally wasn't excited about the idea of a crude oil pipeline going over the Ogallala aquifer, this gentleman puts the economical and environmental impact of stopping the Keystone project into perspective.  And that isn't 75K gallons, that is 75K barrels.

The cancellation of the Keystone pipeline isn't the environmental win it's being portrayed as, says Daniel Turner of Power The Future, a group advocating for American energy jobs. "Oil does and has been arriving from Canada for decades. It arrives via railroad. Each trip burns over 75,000 barrels of diesel, and there are roughly two trips per day. Pipelines are greener, safer, cheaper, and better than railroads," Turner says. "The cancellation of Keystone puts 11,000 workers permanently out of a job while doing nothing to stop the transportation of oil from Canada to Texas." Last year, Canada supplied more oil to the US than all the other countries in the world combined.
By metmike - June 10, 2021, 1:35 p.m.
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Thanks Jim!

Do you have a link for that source please?

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
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Alberta leader says Biden's move to cancel Keystone pipeline a 'gut punch’

"Joe Biden’s move to cancel a controversial pipeline project has hit Canada like “like a gut punch”, according to one political leader, and left the country to weigh the future prospects of its ailing oil and gas industry.

On 20 January, one of the US president’s first executive orders was to reverse approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a campaign promise to kill the project as part of a broader strategy to address the climate crisis.

Environmental groups in Canada have applauded the decision, but the cancellation has left the country’s western provinces in disbelief.

“The Biden administration refuses to give this country sufficient respect to hear us out on this pipeline. In that policy context then, yes, there absolutely must be reprisals,” Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney, told CBC News. “We need to stand up for ourselves.”

The outspoken provincial leader, who called the decision a “gut punch”, has largely tied his province’s prosperity to the success of oil and gas projects – and demanded that the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, move swiftly to reverse the decision.

“Obviously the decision on Keystone XL is a very difficult one for workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan who’ve had many difficult hits,” Trudeau told reporters last week, adding that it would be a top priority in his first call with Biden. But Trudeau has stopped short of endorsing Kenney’s calls for “economic sanctions” against Canada’s largest trading partner."

By Jim_M - June 10, 2021, 1:37 p.m.
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Sorry Mike, it was in the stories provided by Chuck Schwab in my account.  

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 1:39 p.m.
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Explaining how the pipeline works:

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 1:40 p.m.
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OK, that's perfectly fine to post it that way Jim!

Thanks much for that info too.  Wonderful topic!!!

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 1:43 p.m.
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                Keystone Pipeline            

                            Started by wglassfo - Jan. 19, 2021, 3:36 p.m.    

By Jim_M - June 10, 2021, 1:50 p.m.
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Biden lifted sanctions on some Iranian officials and some Iranian oil companies.  

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 1:53 p.m.
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                By joelund - Jan. 21, 2021, 3:41 p.m.            

            Higher oil /gas prices coming.

By Jim_M - June 10, 2021, 2:23 p.m.
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Not if they keep having builds in products like they did last week.  The harsh reality is, for all this diagnostic tools etc etc, their guesses are just a fraction better than ours.....maybe.

I would add that I took my first ride in a Tesla this week.  I went from skeptical to a believer.  Incredible car.  If some of those outlandish claims of batteries in development comes to market, you can kiss the internal combustion engine goodbye and relegated to history.  

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 4:35 p.m.
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So how did actually riding in a Tesla change your mind?

Where do you think the electricity came from that got into the battery?

I'm sure you already know that........rhetorical question.

By metmike - June 10, 2021, 4:52 p.m.
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I'm actually not at all against any alternative energy.

What I'm against is them lying to us. Totally lying.

The energy source that is massively greening up the planet is fossil fuels because of the beneficial role of  the beneficial gas, CO2 in the PHYSICAL LAW in authentic science............not the made up law that CO2=pollution.

The ONLY LEGIT and proven green energy source are fossil fuels. Even deserts are greening up because of them!

Wind turbines and solar cells are totally ANTI environmental.

However, we will be running out of fossil fuels and unless we come up with a new energy source, like hydrogen..........we need something. But the truth is fossil fuels are  the ONLY green energy.

We're putting CO2 back in the air what was there a long time ago, (from the life that gobbled it up and loved it then and got buried in the ground) when the planet was much greener.