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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Jason permalink
    April 29, 2011 11:27 am

    It’s funny how there isn’t any “expert” testimony on here, just speculation from landowners that feel they should be getting a bigger check from TransCanada than their neighbors are. It comes down to greed, pure and simple. Concern over the “sand hills”. What a crock. The only reason that the sand hills are the “only undisturbed prarie left”, is that the land is absolutely valueless. If it could be farmed or grazed, I guarantee it would be! Someone would be making money off of it. You know this is the truth. NEWS FLASH!!!! The Keystone pipeline already travels through the Ogallala aquifer. As do a hundred thousand miles of other pipelines. Is your drinking water contaminiated? According to this sight, it should be by now. (Oh, that’s right, I forgot….oil is lighter than water, so I guess it floats, meaning that the water would stay pure, even in the event of a leak…..)
    I’ve been privelaged to work on this (Keystone/Keystone Expansion/Keystone XL) project, from the Canadian/U.S. border, all the way to Herington, KS. In my many years of pipeline experience, I’ve never witnessed the dedication to minimal envirenmental impact as has been shown on this job. I’m sick of people who know nothing of the industry, trying to tell me that my work is second rate. That the industry I work in doesn’t care for the envirenment, when we do more for it than all the so called “non-profits” in existence, combined. You can make all the protest you want, tout yourselves as “friends of nature” or whatever makes you smile, but I am going to finish this job, (perhaps not until next year), with or without your support.

  2. Barry Uhlig permalink
    August 29, 2011 6:14 pm

    Does anyone know why we are building this pipeline all the way from Canada to the Gulf? Wouldn’t it be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to build a refinery in Montana or the Dakotas and ship the gas to midwest users instead of building an 1,800 mile pipeline

    • September 8, 2011 12:59 pm

      Once the oil is at the Gulf, it’s in international markets where it can be sold at higher prices. Anybody who thinks this pipeline is about US energy supply or energy security isn’t watching the ball.

  3. Lee permalink
    August 29, 2011 7:44 pm

    I’m happy to see the “moderator” is open to views on both sides of the issue. Becoming more energy independent is the goal and investing in other countries infrastructure for drilling… ie: Brazil so we can protect our environment is not the answer. Let’s develop our own infrastructure in a safe and productive way to free us from dependence on foreign oil.

  4. March 7, 2012 8:03 pm

    Terry

    When many people of the Tea Party, Environmentalist groups , Farmers, Ranchers, Fishermen, Native Americans and Private Landowners are working to stop this” pipeline- to -send- oil- overseas- to- make- money- for -billionaires,” that is enough reason To be concerned . As a U.S. Citizen I plan to do all I can to stop the rape of this land that belongs to the American people.
    This land does not belong to XL. It is US Soil. Our homeland, our property. This idea that we are just going to sell off the land right out from under us terrifies me. Not to mention the air and water that will apparently be used to dump, leak, and otherwise pollute as their “dumpster” to get rid of poisonous chemicals and suck into our waterways the remaining sludge and filth. Look overseas to see what oil companies have done. Look at their track record in the Gulf of Mexico and on the coast of Alaska.

  5. July 6, 2012 4:21 am

    Canada is watching the tar sand pipeline conversation so I’m hoping you will share/embed/tweet/like and sing my protest song. The more we sing, the easier it is for people to become aware of the controversy. Thanks http://youtu.be/JmiHR_Ll88U

  6. Jamie Cupp permalink
    March 1, 2013 9:23 pm

    We have the Seaway Loop 36″ pipeline that is scheduled to cross our farm in central Oklahoma. During the surveying process, an archeological bone was uncovered by the archeologist hired by the pipeline. The landman called and told us they want to reroute the pipeline easement. We questioned him about the bone & he refused to give us any info about the company that conducted the find, where the bone is, or who we can contact about it. We don’t know where to start to find out who to talk to. In rerouting the pipeline, they have only offered a fraction of what we were paid for the original route. If you can offer us some help about this subject I would appreciate it. Jamie Cupp Seminole, OK

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