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Forum Post: Keystone XL – Why Protestors Should be Focusing on a Much Bigger Issue

Posted 1 year ago on March 29, 2013, 6:45 a.m. EST by notaneoliberal (2269)
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Keystone XL – Why Protestors Should be Focusing on a MBy Robert Rapier | Wed, 27 March 2013 23:05.....I started to go with “Fiddling While Rome Burns” in the title, but I know many people who would take great exception to the notion that the Keystone XL protesters are fiddling. Indeed, they do not believe they are fiddling. They believe they are standing up for the most important cause of our generation. Yet, as I argue in this column, the fire in Rome is burning faster than ever. Except in this case, Rome is China and what they are burning is coal.

In my most recent column – Why Environmentalists are Wrong on Keystone XL – I argued that the level of attention environmentalists are devoting to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline expansion is grossly disproportionate to the impact that the project can possibly have. I provided some numbers to support my argument, and observed that those opposing the pipeline are generally making emotional arguments..... http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Keystone-XL-Why-Protestors-Should-be-Focusing-on-a-Much-Bigger-Issue.html



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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20601) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Replacing Chinese coal with Canadian tar sands is hardly a solution. It makes about as much sense as sandblasting a pipe line from the inside out . . .

[-] 1 points by TheBeatIsOn (3) 1 year ago

Thanks for that informative article. I did not understand the problem before. Now I do and see no solution.

But we see what we need to work on.