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5 Reasons the Keystone Pipeline Is Bad for the Economy

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Those concerned with jobs should keep in mind that the pipeline is as much a threat to our economy as it is to our planet.

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Judy C (97)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:06 am
There are so many people who believe the pipeline propaganda. TransCanada and pipeline proponents have spent huge sums of money, and spread numerous half-truths and outright lies about the safety of the pipeline and the bonanza of jobs it will supposedly create. It's maddening to see people believe this crap, and the labor unions should certainly know better. they need to do some research instead of listening to the lies. This article provides some good information. Thanks, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:26 am
How do you even respond to fearmongering?

lee e (114)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:57 am
I respond by reacting very negatively to idiots like you - JohnS -- how dare you! You are the problem -- not the soliution -- and it is not fearmongering to destroy the planet -- I can only assume that you belong to the 1% - corporate plutocracy who probably has a gizzillion invested in the oil/gas industries that are willing to frack the hell out of our nation and bring about the demise of the planet! I guess you have no family that you consider worthy of leaving a better world for - that being so --- I can only pity/hate you -- because some of us want to leave a legacy for the geenerations who follow!
Fearmongering Indeed!
Sorry Cal for my rant -- I can't help myself at times!!!
thanks for the post!

pam w (139)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:55 am
"Fearmongering?": You can't really BELIEVE that....

Read Lee's comments again.

Winn A (179)
Friday February 22, 2013, 10:09 am

Barbara K (60)
Friday February 22, 2013, 12:24 pm
We have so many natural disasters that could damage the pipeline anywhere along the way, and vast areas would be destroyed Forever. Stop it before it happens.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 22, 2013, 1:58 pm
Thank you

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted. Excellent article, thanks for posting, Cal. I'm sharing this info.
We've sent astronauts to the moon, we've landed robots on Mars, we've launched Voyager and other spacecraft far into the solar system.....but we can't get off dirty energy?! Obama should "pull a Kennedy" and make it his mission to devote the U.S. to trailblazing renewable green energy....much like Kennedy pushed us to a moon landing. I'd hoped either of his recent big speeches would command this. Unfortunately, what I heard is him speaking out of both sides of his mouth. So, we must continue to "hold his feet to the fire" with protests and rallies, petition, letters and phone calls. Let's get this movement growing from the ground up. Earth Day, April 22, is the next big target day for mass rallies and protests.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:42 pm
Noted. No to dirty energy.

Karen B (12)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:53 pm
Great post!

Kirsten Taufer (43)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:55 pm
Important points to make -- Gotta love Alternet!

. (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 3:31 pm
It's too bad we have a President who speaks and acts in half truths.

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:42 pm
Thank you Cal. Noted and shared on F.B., not that it will do any good. Regardless, the information in this post is precious, hopefully accurate, and should be used, considered with common sense, by those who are in Any position to be either for-or- against fracking and the transportation of the awful product. The long-term affects, for all aspects of this source of energy, are negative in the extreme.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:33 pm
noted and shared

Pamela D (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 9:02 pm
Maybe more will believe in climate change when 3 feet of snow gets dumped in Georgia...I don't think it's too far fetched anymore!

Friday February 22, 2013, 10:53 pm
Thanks for posting.

Elizabeth Hazell (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 12:37 am
I believe it will take an education campaign to inform people that boom and bust cycles of jobs based on finite resources are not good for individuals, communities, and states. I live in Oregon, where rural counties have been devastated when timber stopped providing good jobs. The large companies that reap profits from harvesting finite resources care nothing about their workers and the communities they live in, once the resources are gone. I, too, wish that President Obama would stand more strongly for renewable energy and all the permanent jobs that could be created in creating and maintaining renewable energy. Boom and bust cycles are profoundly difficult for states. And once the resource is gone, it's gone, and so are all the jobs, and the tax revenues to counties. Elizabeth Hazell

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:27 am

Tania Koshman (7)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:33 am
noted. thank you

Joy W (103)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:35 am
Noted, thanks.

Ro H (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 7:23 am

Kathryn Niell (112)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:20 am
This article was extremely helpful in pointing out the realities of the true cost of the KXL pipeline versus development of clean, sustainable energy sources. The time to quit fossil fuels is now. Thanks for providing a good arguement for those of us opposed to the pipeline!

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:52 pm
Good points.

Tina P (30)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 8:32 am
We just need to squash this project at all costs!
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