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State Department Approves Pipeline to Canada. No, It's Not Keystone XL.


Environment  (tags: energy, destruction, environment, Vantage Pipeline, tarsands, world, protection, nature, ecosystems, politics, habitatdestruction, habitat, pollution, wildlife )

Cal
- 398 days ago - csmonitor.com
A 430-mile-long pipeline from North Dakota to Alberta was approved by the US State Department Wednesday. The so-called Vantage Pipeline, not to be confused with Keystone XL, will mark the first time that liquids from North Dakota's reservoirs will flow in



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Tim C. (1811)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:35 am
ty
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:18 am
Noted & posted
 

Elizabeth Stuef (8)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:55 am
Well God help Canada. 40 people killed in Lac Megantic Quecec Canada after a train carrying North Dakota oil had a runaway and exploded in the middle of the town at 1Am. The oil was carrieded by the Maine Montreal Atlantic railway. Canadian Government deregulation of railway safety is a factor in this accident. Only I engineer on the train. It used to be 2.
 

Harry B. (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:37 pm
Keystone XL will be the next step. The Obama administration either supports clean energy or it doesn't. Keystone and Vantage are symbols. They are icons that the rest of the world will see and follow our leadership. Which way is it gonna be Mr. President? Fossils or clean energy. I don't like what I'm seeing.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:42 pm
Thank you for posting this information
 

Mike M. (55)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 12:55 pm
This does not bode well for stopping th Keystone pipeline and throws all those word that President Obama said into the round file
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:12 pm
I don't think it's a good idea and I'm sorry to read that a permit was given. It's just another opening for the Keystone XL pipeline. And, I think it's dangerous to carry it. But, money talks and who cares if people are killed, certainly not the rich.
 

Don Schwarz (5)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:07 pm
Janet R. really has it nailed. I don't want to be pessimistic, but her last sentence has been proven over and over again. Thanks, Cal, for raising this issue.
 

Jessica S. (178)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:24 pm
I, too, have to agree with Janet. It seems the only green the Obama administration cares about is the kind that we put in our wallets (and that the rich put into fossil fuel stocks). Democrat, Republican, it doesn't matter. They are all too high on the fumes of money to care about the planet. How will they be able to look their children and grandchildren in the eyes after this?
 

Sheila D. (25)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:18 pm
Obviously, the companies involved decided they didn't want any controversy, which is why most people never heard of it until now. Unfortunately, there is still a market for gas, oil, coal, etc; products coming out of the earth. As long as this is the case, those who are making money off this dirty energy will continue to do so. Thanks for the article.Cal.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:59 pm
Where is the petition to sign?
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:23 pm
sigh
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:04 pm
Well, it's all because we let the rich and powerful oil companies run the world! I'd hoped for better from President Obama, to be honest, and he was moving in the right direction. I suspect he is up against Republican obstructionists and is agreeing to this in order to placate them. As others have said, as soon as there's a petition, it will acquire my signature!
 

Dorothy N. (63)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:57 pm
Good idea, rather than work on green tech, let's move more petrochemical toxins around between countries in big, leaky pipes to make more toxins and kill off all life more quickly so that it doesn't suffer as long.

If Keystone goes through, we Canadians should send the cheating Harper government back to the Republicans/business interests that helped him cheat his way in, with the first and last load of toxic tar-sand gunk!

Then maybe we can have Canada back from a known electoral cheater and self-appointed dictator we still can't seem to get rid of!
 

Dianne D. (457)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:21 pm
Big business and government officials do whatever they want and it's up to us not to re-elect these people who are being paid off by big business.
 

GGmaSheila D. (154)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:18 pm
Noted and Thank you for the info.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:23 pm
noted.. thanks.
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 11:48 pm
Noted
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:22 am
This is a start! Great news!! Thanks Cal!
 

John S. (300)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:42 am
Noted.
 

John Gregoire (254)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:43 am
This really sucks! Not the dirty XL coming this way but the gas derived from dirty fracking going to Canada to make plastics no less! Sorry Carol, but this is not progress but rather another step into the demise of our environment.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 5:01 am
Allow the wildlife their home
 

Tanya W. (46)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 5:16 am
I long for a world where greed and commercialism doesn't over shadow the innocence of Mother Nature and all she stands for!!!
 

Glen Venezio (40)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 8:51 am
thank you for posting this!!
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 12:38 pm
Just awful! Every time another of these is approved, it just allows more chance for another future approval. I wish I could believe maybe the flip side of the coin is true: that by approving this, it will somewhat quiet detractors when Obama does not allow passage of KXL. But I've been shown in the past 5 years, that when one thing passes, more is coming--no matter the protests. We have no "legitimate" voice when it comes to our own gov't. Even with all the horrible "accidents" regarding oil and pipelines, both within the U.S. and Canada lately, Big Business gets everything it wants. And, they are so impatient; they only know 2 words: MORE & NOW. Disgusting.
 

. (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:13 pm
That's not good. they need to stop approving these pipelines.
 

Jade N. (22)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:31 pm
thanks
 

Nimue P. (230)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 8:58 pm
noted
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday July 22, 2013, 5:34 am
Noted, thanks.
 
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