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John Kerry Throws More Cold Water on Keystone XL Pipeline


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Kerry, Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, coal industry, climate agreement, world, politics, americans, news, government )

Carrie
- 102 days ago - rawstory.com
The tubes have been buzzing over a new New York Times report on Secretary of State John Kerry's aggressive pursuit of a new global climate agreement, which has some clear implications for approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.



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Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 6:01 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. Well, it all sounds very good, but the proof will be in the pudding. We've been "had" by these "bait-and-switch" comments before. Even Obama has said one thing and then done another.
 

Mitchell D. (123)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 6:21 pm
Be still, my heart, aka "I can dream, can't I?
Lois, of course, makes a good point, but if Kerry has been on this horse for as long as the article says, perhaps he'll have the motivation to stay the course.
TY. Carrie.
 

Jason R. (51)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 7:26 pm
At least Kerry has his own money.
 

Lona Goudswaard (61)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 8:04 pm
I wasn't much impressed with Kerry at first, he seemed much too demure and quiet and he gave the impression he could be bullied into most things he didn't stand for. But in the past year I've come to recognize this as qualities which he uses to get the things America needs from his opponents. He's politically very shrewd and tenacious. He's handled the Middle East better than many before him, because he's not adverse to adopt the tone his adversaries demand from him, and even to put his ego aside, to reach his goals.

So I think Kerry is just the man to come through on promises made on the Keystone XL. He has stuck to it for a long time and made up his mind which way this is going to go, so I think he's going to stick to it to the end and will make sure this pipeline and its contents will not be going across the US.
 

JL A. (269)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 9:26 pm
sounds somewhat hopeful
 

John Gregoire (248)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 5:30 am
Words are fine but so far Obama administration action has been woefully lacking. I'll believe it when I see it firmly killed.
 

Jane H. (125)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 7:39 am
Thank you for this very encouraging news!
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:08 am
I don't trust Kerry as far as I can throw him with my pinky finger. Aren't he and George W related? I believe they both belong to certain organizations?
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 9:38 am
Only time can tell the future...there's others involved in this, so best not count chickens, etc...
 

Elizabeth M. (62)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 10:28 am
I am a Canadian who wishes the Tar Sands would just dry up (had something else there, but I could get in trouble!?) I also live about 300 miles or less from them. Edmonton, Alberta, the biggest city in North Central Alberta, and it's suburbs are going to be central hubs for the pipelines or rail eastwards if the Feds don't get their own way.We may have to move as the railway tracks are only about 200' from the back of our house, and Thursday am I counted 28 oil tankers with other box cars etc, It took approx. 30 minutes to pass by the back of our place. After the recent accidents in Quebec and last week in North Dakota, I now have to worry about safety in my own back yard. We have never, over 38 years had as much rail traffic as we have had in the past 4 - 5 years. We need alternatives for autos, trucks and airplanes, and just how are we going to get them past the Big Oil Conglomerates. Thanks Carrie.
 

June Bostock (40)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 11:07 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 11:15 am
Talk is cheap Mr. Kerry.
 

Dave C. (204)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 11:44 am
unfortunately, I am starting to believe that even if KXL doesn't go through the Big Poison industry will just try to transport the poison another way....rail.....
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 12:13 pm
John Kerry has survived having almost as many lies told about him as have been told about Obama, and has been much less defended. Let's wait and see. It's certainly no crime to hope.
 
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