by Duluth News Tribune
November 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
MINOT, N.D. Enbridge Energy is proposing a new pipeline that would transport Bakken crude from northwest North Dakota to Superior.
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This gets the Federal stamp of approval with a Romney win!
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This oil is exported out of the country. Don…are you really this uninformed?
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It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs. Energy jobs to boot. And the best part, jobs created by private sector money with no government subsidies. This job stalls with an Obama administration since the oil pipe line will no doubt cross the habitate of the protected rodenticus prairie dog.
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They are pesky little creatures. Jobs are great but they are mostly temporary. I just hate the idea of Canada using the US as a super highway to get their oil to the global market.
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In North Dakota, 74 percent of crude oil is gathered by truck and 26 percent by pipeline, Kringstad said. “That’s not sustainable,” said Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources.
Oil isn’t sustainable, period. The more alternative “oil” we pump out of this country now, the less our children and grandchildren will have… all so a few people can make short-term gains at long-term losses. This is just a small example of a huge inefficiency in our system.
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Like flaring off gas that we will need in the future. How dumb is that? $50 billion is wasted annually world-wide through this process.
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People since the 70′s have said that we need to get off oil, end oil imports, etc, but it hasn’t happened, and won’t happen. So, oh great one, Merv. What is the solution in your great utopia.
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Just imagine if we had actually done something substantial back in the 70s. We might be on par with Brazil which did react back then, and is now over 50% renewables in transportation fuel, and over 80% for electricity. Instead, we decided to yank Jimmy Carter’s perfectly functioning solar panels of the White House, and whine about the price of gas.
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All fossil fuels are evil. Let’s print money and move exclusively to renewable energy.
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The light touch of US gov’t regulation of the energy industry – and by that I really mean oil and this legacy of the Geo W Bush presidency gave us Deep … Horizon disaster and North Slope Arctic drilling. Drill baby drill!
The fracking process is used to extract all this oil. The Alberta Sands is critically close to Wood Buffalo Nat’l Park in northern Canada – Alberta and NW Territories / Great Slave Lake. The rivers run north and spills are contaminating the delicate ecosystem up there.
Sounds like North Dakota’s thirst for an oil industry and a panacea to its ailing economy is also going “light touch”. How shortsighted and greedy is our culture?
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North Dakota is as corrupt as it gets. The state doesn’t have an ethics commission. One example…the current gov. of ND sold state land near the Badlands for $18 an acre to oil interests. He wants to open up land in the National Grasslands for roads for truck traffic. Why not go around or widen existing roads?
This push for pipelines is touted to be about jobs but the numbers are exaggerated and the pipelines will cost truckers their jobs….no gain here for the workers in the US. More money for oil companies, as they rush to get their oil to the global markets, where they get a higher price, is what it is all about.
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