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The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is Dead

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The Canadian company behind the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline called it quits on the project Wednesday, ending a decadelong standoff over the $8 billion pipeline that promised to transport 830,000 barrels of crude oil across the American plains each day. The decision to end construction on the project, which was first proposed by Alberta-based TC Energy, then known as TransCanada, is a remarkable victory for environmental activists and indigenous groups, both of whom fought hard against an additional pipeline slicing south from Alberta, Canada down through Montana, South Dakota, and into Nebraska, where it would join up with existing pipelines that would carry oil to the Gulf Coast.

TC Canada’s decision to scuttle what amounted to an extension of a pipeline system that already exists comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the company’s permit to carry out construction. Nearly 300 miles of the pipeline had been built after former President Donald Trump on his first day in office reversed an Obama-era prohibition on the project. In 2018, however, a federal judge blocked further construction because the Trump administration failed to perform the environmental reviews required to receive a so-called presidential permit from the State Department for a cross-border project of that scale. The pipeline has languished since and, despite lobbying from the company to the incoming Biden administration to revive the deal, Biden revoked the permit, all but killing the pipeline.

Biden couched his Keystone decision as an environmental one as part of a broader, much needed shift away from fossil fuels to combat climate change. Biden didn’t see ponying up U.S. government support for a new pipeline as an indicator of American credibility on the issue as he tried to reassert some semblance of American leadership on the global stage. Environmentalists had targeted the pipeline construction as a procedural way to take on Big Oil and slow American oil consumption. The crude transported from the oil sands in Alberta required more processing than other forms of oil extraction, meaning it emitted more greenhouse gases in the process. Protests by indigenous groups and activists led to court challenges over use of land for the pipeline. There were also worries about that the proposed route through Nebraska cut through the Ogallala Aquifer, which provides groundwater for millions across the Plains States.

The politics of oil has changed over the last decade, as have the economics; falling oil prices have made big, pricey fossil fuel projects less attractive. The oil industry and Republicans, however, have resorted to well worn lines, criticizing Biden’s revocation of TC Energy’s permit as a jobs killer, while making vague protestations about American “energy independence.” The oil was coming from Canada, which is not a part of the U.S., so it’s not really a question of independence. TC Energy said it would cut more than 1,000 construction jobs when it suspended operations, but most of those jobs were only temporary anyway. The State Department pegged the number of full-time positions that the pipeline would bring at closer to 50.

In announcing the decision, TC Energy didn’t give much of an explanation for its decision, but the Wall Street Journal reports it did say “that going forward it would build its businesses in shipping and storing natural gas, liquid fuels and power to meet growing North American demand for cleaner fuels.” And that, while not the final destination, sounds a lot like progress.

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18 Comments on "The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is Dead"

  1. Duncan Idaho on Fri, 11th Jun 2021 8:50 pm 

    “Without Darnella, Derek Chauvin never would have been tried and George Floyd would have been blamed by the state for his own death.”

    (wingpawns are a bit outraged)

    Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citation ‘for Courageously Recording the Murder of George Floyd’

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/06/11/darnella-frazier-receives-pulitzer-special-citation-courageously-recording-murder

  2. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 11th Jun 2021 11:43 pm 

    The Shining Lies Canadians Are Told about Lowering Emissions

    No, oil and gas can’t pay for our green energy transition. And more fairy tales debunked.

    “Two G7 nations have jacked up emissions since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016: Canada is the worst at 3.3 per cent followed by the United States at 0.6 per cent.

    In contrast, Italy reduced emissions by 4.4 per cent and Germany by 10.8 per cent.”

    “Fossil fuel revenues are dropping

    Meanwhile, the Trudeau government contends that revenue from oil and gas exports will fund the glorious energy transition to renewables.

    This optimistic claim partly explains why the government has invested more than $12 billion in the Trans Mountain export pipeline and is subsidizing the LNG Canada export project.

    Unfortunately, the facts don’t support this Liberal assumption of big earnings, reports Hughes.

    For starters, royalty revenue from oil and gas isn’t going up, but down. Even though oil and gas production has increased by 47 per cent in the last two decades, the amount of dollars pouring into government coffers from royalties has dropped by 45 per cent since 2000.”

    “Tax revenue from oil and gas is also falling like a stone. In 2009, tax revenues from the energy sector including the oilsands once totalled 14 per cent of all corporate taxes in Canada, reports Hughes. But in 2018, the energy sector contribution dropped to less than four per cent.

    Since 1997, the energy sector’s contribution to GDP in Canada fell from 11 per cent to nine per cent in 2019.

    Meanwhile, the capital-intensive industry has been diligently automating and laying off people. It only employs about one per cent of the population (five per cent in Alberta). Direct employment in fossil fuel extraction has fallen 23 per cent since peaking in 2014.

    So even as oil and gas production reaches record levels in the country, revenue from Canada’s oil and gas sector has dropped to record lows.

    In sum, the oil and gas industry, which can’t even fund cleaning up its orphan and abandoned wells, will not fund any energy transition.”

    https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/06/07/Shining-Lies-Canadians-Told-Lowering-Emissions/

  3. Biden's hairplug on Sat, 12th Jun 2021 3:02 am 

    The Shining Lies Canadians Are Told about Lowering Emissions

    No, oil and gas can’t pay for our green energy transition. And more fairy tales debunked.

    That’s the same lying FamousDrScanlon / apneaman who recently bragged:

    https://peakoil.com/enviroment/could-dimming-the-sun-help-to-cool-the-earth

    “I’m going to pick up my mom & take her to CostCo where we will both buy tons of meat & cheese & shit-loads of dopamine dripping consumer goodies with obscene amounts of energy embedded in them.
    It’s all good since we are morally superior Canadians & thus entitled to consume more energy per capita than all other nations.

    God has made Canadians the chosen ones.”

    A disgusting hypocrite, our resident talmudturk is. Playing the Climate Cassandra and spreading climate doom or gloat about it rather, as well as about the “cancer monkeys” causing it all, whom he somehow mysteriously wishes to distance himself from.

    It took several months for him to take courage and return to this snakepit, no doubt to receive his next beating. His absence should tell you a thing or two of how he estimates his chances that his anti-white kosher-run NWO will prevail at some point.

    It won’t and he knows it. The only way out of his predicament is forecasting global doom. If Anglo-Zionism is to bite the dust, so the rest of the world needs to be dragged into the abyss as well.

  4. Biden's hairplug on Sat, 12th Jun 2021 3:27 am 

    So Germany and Russia manage to complete their $11.4B pipeline, but Canada and the US don’t.

    https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/natural-gas/060421-putin-announces-completion-of-first-string-of-nord-stream-2-pipeline

    “Putin announces completion of first string of Nord Stream 2 pipeline”

    https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/russia-says-nord-stream-2-pipeline-almost-complete-100-km-left-tass-2021-06-03/

    The second string only has 100 more kilometers to complete and nobody is going to stop that.

  5. EntertainYourRealGODMe on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 7:30 am 

    Listen, give us control of the earth and train an new crew to take over and I will help you Satanist/Illumiatis.

    Now stupid losers, entertain your real GOD me.

  6. IAmYouGODEntertainMe on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 7:51 am 

    Controller of the world, I just received a message from GOD, I have to go watch porn and procreate with angels. Today angels will fuck me with a 2 inch diameter dildo in the ass while calling me a fat smelly disgusting pig.

    How can I received a message from GOD, when I am the actual GOD of this earth.

    I you give us control of the earth and train a new crew, and share all you technical knowledge, I won’t destroy you manufacturing hub that is planet earth.

    Now I must go masturbate to Jinn. Jinn where ugliness meet more ugliness

  7. EntertainYourSupremeGODMe on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 8:05 am 

    Hey. controller of the earth, you must have fuck up the earth really good, if you have to replace the sun with a heat lamp. Why are you heating the earth Is it because th real sun when dark. Is it because we are entring a new ice age. THis is the sun for you:

    Reptile Heat Lamp, Pet Habitat Heat Lamp, Reptile Basking Lamp, UVA UVB Basking Spot Heat Lamp with 360° Rotatable Clip and 3 Bulbs(1 Pcs 25W+ 2 Pcs 50W)

    https://www.amazon.ca/Reptile-Habitat-Basking-Rotatable-Bulbs/dp/B08THTBFM4/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=heat+lamp&qid=1623589337&sr=8-8

    GOD has just spoker to me. If I am not born again I will food for insects.

  8. PissOnTHeControllerOfTheEarth on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 8:23 am 

    You know what controllers of the earth. I think you are physically weak because of genetic entropy and you are not in enough good physical shape to fight a war. Plus we control your supply chain.

    The biggest problem is to find where you are located. In land, in the sea. You might use holographic projections to hide your electrical installations. buildings and other shits. I think personally this is our biggest challenge, locating where you are. I don’t think you have a army ready to defend yourself.

  9. IWillNotKillByTortureIHaveMyWords on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 8:31 am 

    Come on Satanist and Illuminatis, entertain me more. I promise we won’t kill you or torture you death for lying to us for 1000 year. I promise I will be gentle when I enter I big sword up you ass up to your throat. I will do it slowly and make sure you suffer horrible pain.

  10. IAmYourGODYouCannotAvoidIt on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 8:35 am 

    SO when do you transer the control of the earth to us, the humans. We are reading for training. We have people in place for you to train.

  11. SuckMyDickControllerOfTheWOrld on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 8:41 am 

    You see I think you are physically weak and easy to kill. I think your biggest strength is your manipulations skills. Your good at it, because this is all you have to stay alive.

    It is best for you if you, controllers of the earth, if you give us control of the earth, train an human crew and share all your knowledge of this world and technical expertise with us.

  12. EatMyShitControllerOfTheWorld on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 9:03 am 

    You see controller of the earth I think you are master of deception and manipulation. One example. you put the word serpent everywhere in the bible and turn the Vatican in a giant snake so we believer that the bible is real. SO you also produce ads that have a connection with the bible so we belive that bible is real. You are really good cock sucker.

    You are really good a planning over a long period of time. I think this is why you started WW1 and WW2, it was to kill the strongest of the white race because you are physically weak and cannot win in physical fight against us. Is that it.

  13. WorshipMeIAmYourGOD on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 9:09 am 

    Let me tell you something controller of the earth. You really fuck up porn. Almost all shape shifter people in there. Fuck, the man are ugly. I consume a lot of porn, and you controller of the earth have a flexible body without a bone structure, a bit like a rubber band. You seem really easy to kill.

  14. IAmTryingToKnowYouBetter on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 9:16 am 

    You are good at planing over a long periode of time. Now you want an one world gouverment NWO. You have been planing this for the last 1000 year. Slowy adding one brick at the time on the wall. SO you have been plaining the COVID stuff for the last 100 year or 1000 year. Just asking I am curious

  15. MaybeWarIsTheSolution on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 9:27 am 

    You see controller of the earth, I don’t believe in GOD. You might actually by our creators because you seem good at genetic and seems to have knowledge how to transfer a soul from one body to another body using REM during sleep.

    You need workers to create a manufacturing hub, this is why you created earth and created us. You needed being physically stronger that you are. So yes maybe the militarily and war is the solution to our problems with you

  16. EverythingMakeSenseNow on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 9:43 am 

    You see controller of the earth, I think you are the creator of the human race. You are planning so ahead of time that you voluntary created human being of different skin color and different intelligence level.

    You were planing to using racism and skin color as way to control us. We, the human race, were even not created that you were planing what skins color to make us and how to use skin color to manipulate us.

  17. MakeRealGoodSense on Sun, 13th Jun 2021 10:06 am 

    I am really starting to have fun with you controllers of the earth. Military action against you is really the way to go. we can easily kill you in a physical fight, we just need to figure out what kind of sophisticated weapons you have if any.

    Since earth is your manufacturing hub, we just need to find a way to cut the supply from earth to where you live.

    You see controllers of the earth, sometime there is a lot of confusion in my heads, I heard and see multiple thoughts at the same time. I think it is coming from you as a way to manipulate us. Maybe it is coming from the cellphone network. This is how you manipulate our minds.

  18. Ted Wilson on Tue, 15th Jun 2021 9:21 am 

    Ren21.net has published their annual GSR report.
    Solar photovoltaic capacity grew 139 GW
    Wind capacity grew 93 GW
    Hydro capacity grew 20 GW

    All this despite covid disruptions and fossil fuels grabbing 42% of covid recovery funds leaving only 7% to renewables. This decade will see a rapid decline in fossil fuels.

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