No, Seriously: Keystone Pipeline Could be Delayed by Beetle


Locutus
#1
Hugs all around kids.


Hey, remember how much of a headache it was to get the Keystone Pipeline project going? Do you remember all the political fights and power plays?

Do you remember how President Obama took credit for “approving” the construction of the pipeline after TransCanada, the company behind the 1,700-mile project, decided to start construction in the U.S., thereby making it non-international and thereby taking away the president’s veto power?

Seems like it was all a real pain in the neck, right? Well, considering how bad the economy is, at least we can finally get started on that massive job creator — oh, wait. No.

“A federal agency‘s recent decision involving the endangered American burying beetle could cause up to a year’s delay in construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, if the project wins federal approval,” the Omaha World-Herald reported Wednesday.

Of course, a spokesman for TransCanada says the federal officials assessment is premature.
But let’s just stop for a moment and take this all in. After everything that has happened with the construction of this pipeline, Federal officials may delay it for up to a year because there is an endangered bug in the area.

But wait! It gets better:
… an official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the agency is not allowing researchers hired by pipeline TransCanada to trap and relocate the endangered beetles from the new path of the controversial crude-oil pipeline until the project receives federal approval.




more fun:


Agency's decision on beetle could affect Keystone XL pipeline - Omaha.com



No, Seriously: Keystone Pipeline Could be Delayed up to a Year Because of an Endangered Beetle | TheBlaze.com




 
tay
#2
Texas farmer fights Keystone XL route



A Texas farmer is back in court today in her continuing challenge of Calgary-based TransCanada’s right to expropriate a part of her farm to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Julia Trigg Crawford’s hearing before a county court judge in Paris, Texas, is the beginning of a process to challenge TransCanada’s claim to be a common carrier, which in Texas gives it what lawyers call the power of eminent domain, or the right to seize property.


Texas farmer fights Keystone XL route - Calgary - CBC News
 
Kakato
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Texas farmer fights Keystone XL route



A Texas farmer is back in court today in her continuing challenge of Calgary-based TransCanada’s right to expropriate a part of her farm to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Julia Trigg Crawford’s hearing before a county court judge in Paris, Texas, is the beginning of a process to challenge TransCanada’s claim to be a common carrier, which in Texas gives it what lawyers call the power of eminent domain, or the right to seize property.


Texas farmer fights Keystone XL route - Calgary - CBC News

Meanwhile,thousands of kilometers of pipe are getting laid in the ground as we speak.
The XL keystone is just a diversion to take attention away from all these other lines.

I luv it!

Another 13 hour day,one completion down,58 to go.

Last edited by Kakato; Aug 19th, 2012 at 09:24 PM..
 
Kakato
#4
#2 will be done on friday,57 to go,praying for rain right now.
3 ringers in now and working on number 4
 

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