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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 11:28 AM
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Pipelines and Tankers: Recipe for Ugly Clash
This lovely, peaceful province of ours is flying headlong into a situation which customarily breeds violence. Those are harsh words, but this is how I see the pipelines/tanker situation developing.

Some will claim that I'm irresponsibly creating a self-serving prediction. I am, however, the chronicler of the news, not the maker of it. The catalyst pushing us to the brink is already brewing up its potent mix.

The battlefields are three in number: the Enbridge Gateway pipeline from Alberta's tar sands to Kitimat, the oil tankers that would ply our coast to draw from that pipeline, and the Kinder Morgan line which already brings tar sands gunk -- more politely called bitumen -- to Vancouver harbour and is proposed to be upgraded to bring far more. All three of these routes pass First Nations unceded territory.

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/12/12/BC-Pipelines-And-T...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 06:18 PM
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1. Thanks...that's an interesting site..and mentioning "Enbridge"...sheesh!
K&R!
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 06:57 PM
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2. K&R...Also...that this pipeline only brings the "crude" to Houson for processing then it's Exported!
There are articles about this out there about how we are going to "Export" the crude to "stablilize the price of Oil" Globally.

I could give links...but most here arn't interested.
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 09:52 PM
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3. Of course, it has nothing to do with domestic energy markets
either for the US or for Canada. If that were the case, we'd be refining it in Alberta. Instead its all destined for world markets for the benefit of the oil corporations which by the way are all in collusion together and sort of tag team each other on being the appointed heavy any time there is another disaster. I've been reading Vulture's Picnic, it explains so much about the oil industry and its relationship with each other and with the countries they have bought but omg what a depressing book it is.
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