Kevin Hayden – TruthisTreason.net
This article looks at the proposed Republican legislation for the Payroll tax cut, where the House Republicans have included a provision that forces work to begin again, via Executive Order, on the proposed 1,700-mile-long TransCanada Corp.’s $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline.
I will apologize now for the long-winded rant that follows. Sometimes I just get on a roll and keep typing. And when it involves Congress, I just wanna scream sometimes.
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The “dirty” secret about the Keystone XL pipeline’s oil sands hydrocarbons, which no amount of K Street PR can spin away, is that the oil has a higher carbon content than that from traditional fossil fuels, anywhere from 8 to 14 percent more, depending on which scientific report you read. Accordingly, the EU has already banned their import, much to Ottawa’s annoyance. Much to the consternation of Transcanada and the pipeline’s Republican boosters in Washington, environmental groups in such stalwart Republican states as Nebraska went up in arms over the Keystone XL proposal, fearing that a leak from the underground pipeline would irrevocably pollute the Ogalla Aquifer, source of much of the Great Plains’ agricultural water.