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DellDude2
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 1:41:31 AM

President Obama's pronouncement Tues that the Keystone XL pipeline would only be approved if it produced no net change in greenhouse gas emissions was no surprise to Tom Steyer.

A few days earlier, the billionaire hedge fund manager had warned the president not to "trade" action on greenhouse gases for approval of Keystone XL. The warning was delivered as Steyer launched a summer-long social media campaign "We Love Our Land," with a goal to kill Keystone and keep Canadian oil bottled up in the tar sands.

27 years ago, he founded Farallon Capital, which built much of its wealth on shrewd investments in fossil fuels.

One of Farallon's biggest holdings is in U.S. pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which has plans to expand a major competitor to Keystone -- the TransMountain pipeline.
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TravellinTom
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:47:25 AM

It should come as no surprise that Obama has a buddy that will make money if the Keystone project doesn't get built!
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:09:08 AM

Vested interests
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:14:43 AM

just build it or else, stop all the BS...
Bearcat500
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 11:57:07 PM

OK
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:57:17 PM

He doesn't seem to have much credibility now.
slowtrain
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 6:11:03 PM

What ever.
paulp24
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 5:58:31 PM

Please fellas....take your rants to Fox News website or wherever you folks like to blather about this foreign pipeline.
TimTim
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 5:06:13 PM

ok
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:37:30 PM

Build the pipe line on private land and you won't need Obama's approval.
mb122881
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:35:01 PM

Who needs Obama's permission? Build the pipeline 1st - ask permission afterward!
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:30:28 PM

it's all just one big peeing contest
sappie
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:30:04 PM

what crap, build it.
k2kipp
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:22:21 PM

I just don't care anymore. Bottem line is going to be who gets the biggest cash kick-backs. Added note: anything reported by Fox News aint' worth the time to read, or should be questioned for accuracy.

[Edited by: k2kipp at 6/27/2013 4:24:22 PM EST]
jrfan6767
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:22:12 PM

come on build it already
fullauto
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:21:00 PM

what crap, build it.
evpark
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:20:55 PM

Why invest money into the Keystone pipeline when it could be instead invested in Tom Steyer's pipeline company Kinder Morgan? And just how much money did he invest into the Obama campaign? It could be advantageous to line the pockets of your contributors.
DeHavilland
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:19:35 PM

Here here, leraar2. I've been saying the refineries should be built there and then ship finished product to the rest of the world for years now.
dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:18:21 PM

Just dump the thing.
GreenLegend
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:17:26 PM

Nit picking.
Modern industrial world nations and their economies needs oil.
Period.
Drill it; pump it; pipe it and use it.
GordoM
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:16:37 PM

Another Obama supporter, Warren Buffet, owns the railroad that is hauling a lot of the oil that the pipeline would carry. Obama's decision will have nothing to do with science, nothing to do with global warming, jobs, energy security,but only to do with contributions and politics. That is just the way Washington DC works.
gass12
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:15:12 PM

Get this thing done or get rid of it.
leraar2
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:04:52 PM

have canada build a refinery NEAR the oil fields.

of course, canada does NOT OWN its natural resources;
they belong to the INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANIES.
mycar2
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:04:20 PM

there will always be critics , you can never make everyone happy
Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:03:08 PM

That's right! Scratch a Liberal deep enough and you find stinking hypocracy and greed!
spnmve
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 4:00:10 PM

wow a liberal greenie who is making money off of politics
unicornpmb
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:59:56 PM

Right.
Fitwit
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:59:25 PM

Talk of hypocrisy.
CDMAuto
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:57:30 PM

QUOTE ......this pipeline isn't going to do anything for lowering the price of fuel, it will however put lots of cash in the pockets of already very rich people.
cateyes8264
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:54:26 PM

doubt if this will ever happen and they will sell to someone else
TonyC0628
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:53:01 PM

Will it ever end?
silvolvo
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:52:13 PM

Everyone is looking out for their own self-interests.
ChuckGVT
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:48:58 PM

Democrat = hypocrat.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:48:46 PM

Tom made out pretty good on that
BeeDee53
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:47:59 PM

So this guy has gotten concerned about the planet now? Oh, his fund might take a hit if Keystone is built? All together now H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E !
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:45:43 PM

im stunned, agahst i say
kx250
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:44:24 PM

the ole vested interest saboteur method of politics, perfect (for that billionaire)
papou
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:44:05 PM

They have been stalling still like it figure out a way for them to make the money on this pipeline
redtruckaz
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:43:24 PM

Get rid of the EPA, build the pipe line, vote a other guy in the Prez that will look out for all us and not just his friends
WillyG
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:41:27 PM

More politics. That's what we need . . .
bginsj
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:36:57 PM

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greshams
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:36:48 PM

this pipeline isn't going to do anything for lowering the price of fuel, it will however put lots of cash in the pockets of already very rich people.
goinhuntn
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:35:16 PM

k
milespergallon
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:32:19 PM

Guess it must be accepted since the 'climate problem' isn't there!
The_DR
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:31:33 PM

Enough of this pipeline already.
bnaltum
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:29:37 PM

Really, who cares. We know we will not see any of the oil when the oil companies can sell it around the world for a higher profit. Best we can hope for is a few good jobs in the US.
gir1938
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:22:45 PM

ok
898
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:20:57 PM

ok
busybee49
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:20:37 PM

It is hypocrisy.
captcarl5
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:17:22 PM

we need keystone
Jamer
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:16:35 PM

obummerman as usual.
garyr86
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 3:16:15 PM

No one really knows the cause of green house gas emissions. It hasn't been proven. In fact Saturns moons and own moon is also warming up.
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