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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:19 PM
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Speedier route for (Keystone XL) pipeline approval
Source: Omaha World Herald

By Joseph Morton

WASHINGTON Legislation to speed approval of the Keystone XL pipeline will be included in a larger end-of-year package extending a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., said Friday.

Such a move could greatly improve the chances of the pipeline bill's approval in the Senate. That's because while many Senate Democrats won't support hurrying the administration to approve the pipeline, they have made a priority of extending the payroll tax cut and the benefits for the country's millions of unemployed.

Terry spoke to reporters Friday just before a hearing on his Keystone XL legislation, which would take the pipeline permit decision out of the hands of the State Department, which is now in charge because the pipeline crosses an international border.

Instead, the bill would give the power to issue the permit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The bill also would require FERC to issue the permit within 30 days of the completion of the Nebraska process.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20111202/NEWS01/712039989#...
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democrat_patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:26 PM
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1. Once again they hold the poorest hostage to move their agenda.

How can anyone call themselves a Republican?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:11 PM
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2. Why do I get this feeling that this pipeline will never be completed?
just a feeling.
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DallasNE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:54 PM
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3. Lee Terry Is Not The Brightest Bulb
In a dim Congress. It's like Kleeb said, the route for the pipeline has not yet been set so what is the hurry. Besides, why tie it to a bill to extend the payroll tax holiday. Nothing makes sense in this proposal. But then that is what we have come to expect from Lee Terry.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 05:05 PM
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4. Talk about a Sophie's choice... Clean water, or a job?
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:59 PM
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5. Not even a choice. The promises of jobs are a gross exaggeration if not utter bullshit
Pipeline Job Estimates Scrutinized
Global Labor Institute report disputes industry predictions

ILR's Global Labor Institute today released a report examining the job impacts of TransCanada Corporation's Keystone XL Pipeline.

In Pipe Dreams? Jobs Gained, Jobs Lost by the Construction of Keystone XL, the institute says more jobs could be destroyed than created by the pipeline.

Source: Cornell University Global Labor Institute

Meanwhile, the pipeline will not only be a job killer. It'll be a people killer.

"Phase out of emissions from coal is itself an enormous challenge. However, if the tar sands are thrown into the mix, it is essentially game over." -- James Hansen

New York Times: Hansen Says Obama Will Be 'Greenwashing' About Climate Change if He Approves Keystone XL Pipeline
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 01:36 PM
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6. This is my brothers latest get rich plan
He is telling everyone that he is going to the Dakota's to work on the pipeline.
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