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pmurray63
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 12:00:31 AM

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has warned that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could have long-term, damaging effects on wildlife near its route, contradicting the State Department's March draft environmental assessment, which concluded the project would have only a temporary, indirect impact.

In a 12-page letter sent as part of the public comment on the draft assessment, the Interior Department repeatedly labels as inaccurate its sister agency's conclusions that Keystone XL would have short-lived effects on wildlife and only during the project's construction.
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 8:00:37 AM

Of course the Interior Department sees environmental dangers behind every project, they have to toe King Barry's line...
Maurus32
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2013 12:27:15 AM

Keystone piepline is a environmental disaster http://350.org/en/stop-keystone-xl
Night Owl
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 10:32:42 PM

Refine Canadian oil in Canada.
nightworker998
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 4:24:46 PM

Government departments disagree wow
malish011
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 1:18:00 PM

ok
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 11:34:40 AM

Let's all live in caves, so the wildlife isn't harmed.
taxed2death
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:54:35 AM

walking outside can effect wild life, you might step on something. just another wrench in the gears.
majormarket
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:37:03 AM

Someone will always be unhappy with whatever course of action happens.
Costello
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 9:10:07 AM

NO one wil ever be COMPLETELY satisfied!!
91Hilux
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:17:31 AM

I also agree with "yzarc69" :

"Big Oil doesn't care about the planet, just there own pocket book like most of our elected leaders."

The only purpose to build the XL is to have the Canadian tar-sands crude bypass DOZENS of US refineries, cross the largest aquifer in North America, and end in Texas where it'll be EXported to China, India, & Europe. It won't add to our inventories, end up in OUR fuel pumps, or help OUR market.

The ONLY winner is Big Oil.
Wierbe
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:15:53 AM

Of course the pipeline will harm wildlife. The question is how much?
fish4fun2013
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:11:40 AM

Industry and ecology can work together.
miser73
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:11:22 AM

Building the White House caused permanent harm to whatever lived in that place before too. Does that mean we should tear it down and restore the marsh? Get over it, people! We won't stop affecting our environment until we're extinct. Maybe that would make them happy (at least it would shut everyone up).
itzagasgasgas1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:10:51 AM

Why would the State Dept draft a wildlife assessment?
Outside of their area of expertise I would say.
HizznHerz
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:05:47 AM

everything has an effect on wildlife - even the guy wearing flip flops can't stop quick enough to avoid hitting that cute skunk - nuf said
hotrod1120
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:03:09 AM

Cutting my lawn last week effected the wildlife in my suburban neighborhood - the deer ran away and the birds flew away. Duh!! Everything we do has an effect on the environment.
More wasted government spending repeatedly doing assessments/studies to please the tree huggers.
I10Express
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:00:52 AM

greenie bull crap
hallows
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:00:37 AM

You can say that again, yzarc69!
jojosir
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:00:20 AM

every day the cost go up
Gville
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:00:06 AM

Has everyone forgotten about the issues (and spills) with the Alaska pipeline?
NashSpy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Same BS was said about the pipeline in Alaska. The caribou love it. The population has increased.

[Edited by: NashSpy at 8/20/2013 8:02:24 AM EST]
Pointtx
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:59:51 AM

Oh dear, perhaps we should all just sit in our homes and never do anything lest we damage some wildlife.
NJJG
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:59:24 AM

EVERYONE CAN SEE THE END OF OIL IN 20 TO 30 YEARS SO WHY BUILD IT.
paulweb
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:59:23 AM

Funny, the exact same things were said about the Alaska pipeline, and all such claims were patently false.
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:58:58 AM

More BS out of the beltway.
CptnCanada
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:58:05 AM

Lets just build the pipeline across Canada and keep the jobs and economic prosperity from them here.
jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:57:54 AM

if we eliminated humans nature would be better off say the environmentalists
yzarc69
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:57:54 AM

Big Oil doesn't care about the planet, just there own pocket book like most of our elected leaders.
isem
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:57:35 AM

Everything humans do effects wildlife.
cherican
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:57:23 AM

whatever....
red_green17
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:57:15 AM

Nothing but more crap. Lets get on with this and get it done
Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:56:59 AM

More studies wasting $$$ to please enviro-wack-jobs.
Beardog1FL
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:56:50 AM

Big Oil doesn't care about the planet.
reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:56:38 AM

it could cause the wildlife to thrive as well...

bondo
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:56:23 AM

B.S.
JCUBE
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:56:06 AM

The enviornmindless tree hugging Gore driven freaks at work again!
JB1881
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:55:38 AM

BS!!!!!!!!
LoneGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:53:48 AM

More environmentalists crying about progress.
2granny
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:53:15 AM

You are so right, lkozark.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:52:53 AM

Here they go again! It IS BS!
dundasgas
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:51:50 AM

Whatever.
PENNYPINCHR
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:51:34 AM

What a bunch of BS.............
Bubba44612
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:51:27 AM

Just an excuse to not build it.
timarcos
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:50:26 AM

Yea Yea Right.
gws2980
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:50:02 AM

Get this project off the ground
Peachy1
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:49:14 AM

Since when did they really care about wildlife?
Shotobee
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:49:13 AM

Could help wildlife too.
FocusGuy
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:48:55 AM

yeah right.
ironbox_sara
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:48:31 AM

They said that abut the Alaskan pipeline and the opposite happened. The caribou population soared.
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:48:20 AM

our politicians will make a mess of this project as usual .
cardjcsk
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2013 7:48:11 AM

Any construction harms wildlife
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