Skip to comments.Enviros quickly press victorious Obama to nix Keystone pipeline
Posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:04 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Environmentalists are planning a demonstration on Nov. 18 to put fresh pressure on President Obama, the projected winner of a second term, to reject the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
Climate activists including 350.org founder Bill McKibben and Sierra Club head Michael Brune announced the White House demonstration Tuesday shortly after Obama was projected the victor over Mitt Romney.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as the warmest year in American history draws to a close, as the disastrous drought lingers on in the Midwest, everyone is looking for ways to make a real difference in the fight to slow climate change, an open letter announcing the event states.
Wed like to ask you to come once more to Washington, to resume the battle to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, mid-afternoon on Nov. 18th, states the letter from activists including author Naomi Klein, Nebraska anti-Keystone advocate Jane Kleeb, outspoken NASA climate scientist James Hansen and others.
The White House in late 2011 delayed a decision on whether to permit TransCanada Corp.s project to bring Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.
The decision followed demonstrations including a large number of civil disobedience arrests in August 2011 by environmentalists who bitterly oppose the project.
The administration plans to make a decision as soon as next year on Keystone. Republicans, business groups and a number of unions support the project.
Romney and other Republicans, on the stump, had sought to transform Obamas indecision on Keystone into a political liability by touting jobs the project would create and energy supplies from a friendly neighbor.
But environmentalists say the project will worsen global warming. The open letter says it would negate the climate benefits of tougher auto mileage standards that the Obama administration has put in place.
Keystone XL is still a crazy idea, a giant straw into the second biggest pool of carbon. Even if it doesnt spill, it would add 900,000 barrels of oil worth of carbon each day to the earths atmosphere, or as much as the new auto efficiency regulations would save, it states.
Keystone XL is still a crazy idea, a giant straw into the second biggest pool of carbon. Even if it doesn’t spill, it would add 900,000 barrels of oil worth of carbon each day to the earths atmosphere, or as much as the new auto efficiency regulations would save, it states.”
That’s OK idiots, the Chinese will burn it up instead.
Canada will likely make a deal with China.
Another topic Romney failed to capitalize on. With gas at record highs it should have been another point he hammered Obama on but didn’t as much as he should have. Romney was a 1 topic candidate and it just wasn’t enough.
They should also end all energy exploration in Pennsylvania and Ohio as well. Switch us to windmills and solar panels.
I see it different. It’s a huge card for obama to play and the enviro vote is baked in. We’ll get the Keystone and spending cuts; he’ll get higher taxes on the 1%.
And he will do it, too. His destruction of the country has only begun. We ain’t seen nothing, yet.
shove a windmill up your pie hole
and eat solar panels
Yeah, that’s it.
Bankrupt the whole damn country! Kill manufacturing and energy jobs
and make us a 3rd world country
Obama is Kenyan and now USA is a 3rd world country.
We still have the House. The Tea Party did that in 2010.
Yep. They won’t need to bother asking.
It makes me laugh that these guys don’t see what’s going on in the emerging markets. It doesn’t matter how much we sacrifice to save the planet. Someone else is going to bring us past the point anyway.
There is no way to stop the Chinese economy. Without a strong economy Chinese leaders face rebellion and they are not going to let that happen.
So we take away American jobs in some futile pursuit. Great. Americans can’t address problems until they are disasters anyway.
After new EPA regs kill coal and oil drilling continues to decline my
bet is next year gas will be over $5 and electric rates are up 30%. All the Obama voters will be sweltering or freezing in darkened homes and businesses while unemployment hits15%
Once everything comes crashing down due to the lefts incompetence, perhaps enough people will finally understand that their way cannot help this country, and it's not all Bush's (republicans/conservatives) fault. This is probably still unlikely as too many people are now dependent upon the government, and the number of those who do live with handouts from the government is only increasing, and as we all know, the bulk of those will continue to vote for more government handouts.
However, I hold out little hope that there will be enough people in this country who have what it takes to make the hard decisions and do what is necessary to right the course we're on. I'm fairly certain it will not happen at the ballot box due to demographics, so we're left with an economic crash and likely widespread violence that will probably dissolve our union. Whether or not said violence spills over to the rest of the world is hard to say, but it's not improbable.
I get the feeling that sooner or later this entire planet is once again going to be engulfed in another world war, and I'm having my doubts that civilization can survive in the end.
Once Obama turns the Supreme Court into a joke, even more so than Roberts made it this year, it shouldn't take more than a couple of years to really get the collapse under way. The only thing I can't determine is, will there be enough patriots left to salvage our way of life, or is it just too little too late.
Hate to sound all gloom and doom, but it's not difficult to see where all of this is heading if you look at historical parallels.
I am still wondering what will happen to my friends working in the coal fired power plants that will be shut down.
Incredible how these enviro-kooks think, isn’t it?
I mean, according to them, we need to invest in “green” technology or the Chinese will do it. So we waste billions of dollars on this pipe dream, in some fear that the Chinese will beat us to it.
Yet, here is an opportunity to get oil from our neighbors in the North and we shouldn’t allow it for our own use but hey, let’s let the Chinese get it and use it for themselves!
What will be killed through a thousand regulatory cuts will be fracking oil and gas wells. Enjoy one last warm winter because it will become vastly more expensive to heat your home by the winter of 2013-14.
You just wait till the electric rates skyrocket east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio.
It is a done deal. The auction price for excess energy that electric companies pay has been bid up by 800%
So that means, by 2015, rates for those paying 50 bucks a month for electricity will go to 400 bucks.
Coal is being run out of business by this pig eared commie, and the liberal people in the northeast will get a real taste of what they deserve.
For anyone with any bit of common sense, you better take note and make plans to move west. It will become impossible to live in the northeast.