When you say “I am not a scientist.”, stop right there. You have just admitted you have no credibility on the subject; we really don’t care what your opinions are.
You’re a member of Congress.
You are a Republican.
We know you don’t believe in facts.
Don’t waste oxygen and increase our carbon dioxide problems by continuing.
I recently went to the grocerie store to buy some shrimp. You know how you can pick out the Gulf shrimp which are the freshest that you can get in Florida? They are shiny and have black streaks in the shell from the oil spilled in the Gulf.
There is no such thing as being a little pregnant.
There is no such thing as little oil spill.
Now, the scientists say that the tar sands oil from Canada cannot leak into the aquifer because oil will not mix with water. So, in case of a major leak or an amalgum of smaller leaks, we will have a lake of oil sittiing on top of the water in the aquafer. How do we get to the water in the aquafer without getting oil with the water? Is anyone asking about the chemicals being used to help the oil flow in the pipeline?
Another argument that the pro pipeline people use is that we already have hundreds of pipelines crisscrossing the U.S. They are all leaking. I suggest that a better course of action would be to either start eliminating those pipe lines or force the companis that use them to develop double walled pipes that could eliminae leaks.
Why isn’t anyone taking about the fact that this pipeline runs across geographic fault lines and tornado alley?
Who benefits? Canada and the Kock brothers who will process the tar sands at the end of the line for sale to foreign countries like China.
Please contact you representative at the state and federal level to share your opinion on this issue. What do you think?
The name tells it all. As you can see from the image, the keystone is the central stone that holds all the other stones together in an arch. (see any dictionary definition). In this arch you have on the left oil consumers in the rest of the world. On the right you have Canada. In between you have the U.S.
The keystone pipeline provides a bridge between Canada and the oil consumers in the rest of the world.
Who is not a beneficiary of the pipeline? Answer is the U.S.
Yes, there will be temp jobs to build the pipeline. Yes, there will be an insignificant number of permanent jobs.
It not a question of if there will be spills, it is WHEN. Search “Oil spills in the U.S.”. Or, search “oil pipe lines that have not had spills”.
Who pays to clean up the spills? Ultimately it is the citizen taxpayer. Why? The spillers, think Exxon Valdez and the horrendous Gulf spill, ultimately settle with citizens and the government for pennies on the dollar and stop cleaning up their mess. Spills last forever. It is impossible to clean up all of a spill.
It is time we stop building these environmental disasters. Yes, they are all environmental disasters, and start eliminating the existing ones.
Please write, Email, call the President and your Congressmen and tell them to vote no on the Keystone XL.