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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:15:04 AM

The head of TransCanada told a business conference in Lake Louise that environmentalists are gaining momentum in the public relations fight over pipelines.

TransCanada wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Alberta oil to the U.S. Gulf coast, but has been facing passionate and vocal opposition from environmentalist and aboriginal groups both north and south of the border.

With high-profile celebrities like Robert Redford questioning the pipeline, some say the message is definitely getting through.

"They've done a very good job," said Russell Girling, TransCanada's president and CEO. "It gets into the living room, with celebrity Robert Redford, for example, who my mother loves. My mother calls me up and says, 'Russ, are you going to blow up the planet?'"
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POWERSTROKE7.3L
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 8:07:39 AM

K.
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 1:00:55 AM

Robert Redford is my hero. Everyone who cares about the environment dreams of someone like Robert to be their spokesperson. He commands respect wherever he goes whether you feel the same way or not.
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JOHNJOEYJOE
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:45:20 PM

Like the man as an actor, but not as an activist. It sure would be nice if these big celebrities with all their money would go get a life and stay out of the public eye in environmental and political activities. Wonder how big a carbon footprint Uncle Robert left behind him in the production of all the movies he's made.
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 4:31:32 PM

Just an actor...
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 11:44:07 AM

No surprise here
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doonieb
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:42:13 AM

Idiot just like Obama!!!!
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merlinCO
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 10:41:13 AM

Why don't they build refineries????
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pscamp
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:22:42 AM

Whatever
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 9:00:55 AM

Redford as most other actors are dunderheads and clueless. I do not look to actors to ascertain what I should think or feel.

I rate Redford down there with Hanoi Jane Fonda, who by the way should be in prison as most of Obama's buddies should be.
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grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:27:21 AM

Build the line Redford or no Redford.
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Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:14:25 AM

Useful idiot. Redford's greatest role?
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johnpuh
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 8:13:00 AM

My daily dose of Keystone and the amen corner these articles invite. Thanks for the Sunday entertainment.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:46:24 AM

Not surprising.
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:06:55 AM

Stick with acting.
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FPLREP
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:05:04 AM

I don't listen too much to celebrities. They like our President believe they know better than us. I have an environmental degree and can think for myself.
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:59:42 AM

Is Robert Redford a trained environmentalist? No. But I name I recognize and he can use his celebrity to fight for his causes.
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nicven
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:50:58 AM

Obviously smarter than......
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OTISFL
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:41:31 AM

Why do people support celebs that know nothing of such things?!
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:31:51 AM

good comment johnofGB
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:00:50 AM

...using fame to benefit a good cause is not a sin...go Bob...
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:23:18 AM

Redford is JUST an actor. He is NOT all knowing in spite of his ego. What is it with these celebs? Do they confuse being good at acting with being a genius? Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:10:36 AM

Robert Redford, ............. lol
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:08:09 AM

This does help give an extra push.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:01:28 AM

And we all know how smart and wise these famous actors are.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:52:45 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:49:21 AM

Another green article by notsogrn.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:45:25 AM

Every person's right to their own opinion is generally more important than the opinion itself.
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DLCarpernet
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 2:12:43 AM

He can say what he wants but does he know what he's saying?
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:40:42 AM

...along with calling anyone racist if they happen to not follow or agree with Obama's political slant. Another elitist Hollywood type that needs to go away like a fart in the wind.
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ClassicWheeler
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:27:58 AM

Of course he's against it, he has money and probably wants the power for himself. He sure isn't helping the poor.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:22:53 AM

Everybody has something to say.
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Maranatha!
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:16:14 AM

Robert Redford has the freedom to make a fool of himself...speaking from emotions, hearsay, third-hand lack of knowledge....bumping his gums and blowing in the wind! Since Yahoo brought us this newsclip, it tell of a 'famous Yahoo'!
Yes, I have a Columbia Gas major pipeline that is 'old >50yrs' running through our farm; I see abuse of landowners...there should be some means of arbitration between landowners and those trying to provide services. But I'm not going to try to disrupt/block progress that will impact the needs of so many others! Robert Redford can speak/express himself, however his credibility is lacking since he is so far removed from reality, his comments come from someone who is irrelevant to the issues he purportedly tries to champion!
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:09:58 AM

such comments...
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Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:07:50 AM

That pipeline is not a good thing. There are too many questionable happenings that have not been clear nor explained very well. There seems to be a lot of carelessness in the entire thing. I realize the Canadians are our friends and neighbors and also related to a lot of us down here so it is not that we don't like them, we are just worried about getting it done RIGHT. I would feel the same if it were coming up to us from Mexico. We get so panicky when there is a questionable and sometimes we are careless about the risks.
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DisMusBeDaPlaz
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:04:40 AM

Good to have celebrity status and clout to back your mission...hope safety was an big issue as well.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:02:09 AM

Sounds like another problem.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 1:00:44 AM

And just what gives celebrities credibility on political issues? Most of them are so isolated and far removed from the reality the rest of us face that their opinions lack significance.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:59:20 AM

Just another actor making a lot of noise.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:58:59 AM

To each his own.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:56:27 AM

No surprise.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:54:31 AM

Robert Reford is just another Hollywood Lefty. , without the Brains God gave them.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:52:59 AM

Hope Robert did not drive a fuel powered vehicle lately.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:52:11 AM

Not surprising, Redford is as loony as Alec Baldwin.
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:49:42 AM

Build it already
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SteelPenny
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:49:07 AM

Won't watch any more R.Redford movies.
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:48:04 AM

More pipelines simply are not needed
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:46:56 AM

What does Robert Redford know about oil pipelines... VERY LITTLE. He should stick with acting. Also... who really cares.... He's an actor, not a petroleum engineer!
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All gasoline prices should be under $2.50 a gallon!
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:45:19 AM

Everyone on here is gung-ho for their own rights, but not the rights of landowners in the path of this project?
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:45:05 AM

Pipe, baby, pipe. Or pay, baby, pay. It is your choice, baby!
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