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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:56:36 AM

Part of the solution is to build new pipelines, but the news on that front has been decidedly mixed

Last Thursday, a group of environmental protestors took over a pumping station N of Hamilton. The action, dubbed Swamp Line 9, was aimed at blocking plans by Enbridge to reverse Line 9’s flow pipeline, which would allow it to eventually pump up dilbit from the oilsands.

Early Wednesday, police raided the Enbridge pumping station and arrested 20 people

The protest was supported by numerous environmental groups. The environmental NGOs want to make Energy East a proxy war for the oilsands and bottleneck production on the Prairies; Idle No More threatens more non-violent protests as part of its Sovereignty Summer; while Occupy calls for a “total restructuring of the political and economic sys
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remay
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:58:56 AM

Why not jack up the pump prices there and see how long they want to continue to protest... show them what it WILL be like.
FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 2:57:34 PM

People with no jobs trying to stop the productive in society. Ugh.
Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 12:56:17 PM

When the penalties for disruptions by greenies get steeper, they will stop.
Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 12:11:52 PM

Stupid
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:35:51 AM

put them all in chains and on chain gangs for a year
daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 10:19:47 AM

Mission is NOT accomplished.
Nationalize the oil in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia,
Oil companies in America.
Leave Qatar alone.
Then the mission will be accomplished.
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:46:42 AM

how do they expect to get oil to the east? Only from Saudi Arabia or other foreign source

[Edited by: txequitygas at 6/27/2013 9:47:19 AM EST]
amoshins
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:45:22 AM

This portion of the article is almost comical:

The President said Tuesday the (Keystone pipeline) project will only be given the go-ahead if it does not “significantly exacerbate” carbon pollution. Quite what that means remains a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Like Churchill’s famous quote about Russia, the key to that riddle may be America’s national interest. The Harper government argues this would be best served by North American energy security, where Canadian crude replaces equally high carbon imports from Venezuela and Nigeria. It’s not yet clear whether the President is convinced.
Pozole
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:44:06 AM

...Enbridge has a rotten track record...
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:37:49 AM

What a bunch of muck heads.
How did they get there, on their horses?
cdrrod
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:37:41 AM

This whole thing is a political mess - and the politices soun d like when I was in high school in the 60's. Just come to the table and work it out!!!
Fleabite44
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:34:30 AM

Had to check my calendar for the year. Sounds like we are back in the 60's with sit-ins. The only difference is the issue, not the technique.
EdWoods
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:19:09 AM

Tamsey is right on the money....... lock the looneys up, but keep them.....
tamsey
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:01:43 AM


"Idle No More threatens more non-violent protests"

WRONG. Taking over someone's property illegally IS a VIOLENCE in and of itself.

The typical arrest-and-release of this kind of protest participant is useless and a violation of the owner's rights. The penalties for doing this to someone should be increased enough to deter the crime.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:01:16 AM

Whatever
Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:01:05 AM

environmental protestors/ terrorists.......... time to take their vehicles and force they live in the bush...........
derKraut
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 9:00:06 AM

Professional paid protests - paid for by whom?
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2013 8:57:56 AM

A lot of nuisance, we need Alberta oil in the East to replace imports from the Middle East
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