Thirty pieces of silver

www.npr.org/2019/10/31/774857502/state-department-solicits-comments-on-keystone-xl-pipeline

We sell out our country and our people to Saudi Arabia and Canada to get a pipeline we, the people, don’t need or want for a fuel that will be obsolete. Also remember that this is continuing because of an order by a man who thinks he is king for the benefit of another monarch.

Some things are just true!

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.

AND

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?

Now you see me; now you don’t

The primaary justification for the XL Pipeline is jobs.  There are jobs to build the pipeline, then what?

What do the Canadians get?

What does the U.S. get?

Yes, the sand oil is coming out of the earth no matter what.  Fine, let that be Canada’s problem.  It is their gain; let them have the risk along with the profits.

Currently they get the profits and we get the risks.

What happens when the sands oil is no longer profitable?  Will they still spend the money to properly maintain it?

Who pays if there is an accident?

So soon we forget the Gulf spill.  Gulf shrimp now come with their own cooking oil.

So soon we forget the Exxon Valdez.  Is that cleaned up yet?

Will there be federal regulation?  Will the money to support regulation be forthcoming in the future?  Not according to what we have seen under Republican administrations in the last six years.