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Photo: A new river runs through it

A deer is seen in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Lincoln Park, N.J. Photo: AP Photo/Julio Cortez

 
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  • http://twitter.com/krazyhorselives kenneth d byrne

    i see there is a new pipeline in the works. to run from canada to texas. suposed to creat jobs. one of the problams with it is that it runs across the ogalala aquafer, with fraking distroying underground water in america at an alarming rate, the last thing we need is to distroy one of the largest freshwater suplies in america. only to send oil to an antiquated refinery. we need more refineries in america. ones that are upto date , both for safty an invironmental reasons.why not build a new refinery closer to the sorce. better even still build a government owned refinery so americans can control the price of the fuel we produce?? an the proffit from it to improve the budget..the pipeline will cost about 7 billion dollars. its a no brainer to me, that we build a new govenment owned refinery close enuff to service the oil coming from canada, an the oil coming from alaska. long trem jobs will be created, revanew for america, some control of the price of fuel, but then we are talking about america, we would rather distroy the last drop of water so an oil company can make a proffit than to let the government make a proffit.an even if we do we will let some greedy congrssmen steal all the proffit befor it ever gets to the bank.still it seems like we owe our grandchildren a chance at a balanced budget.an this seem like a good place to start.

  • Boatkitten

    What about last drop of AIR? Have you ever been near a refinery? Or even 5 miles from one? You cannot breath. The fumes burn your eyes and your lungs. It’s smells so bad you think you are going to die from suffocation. The air pollution is much more dangerous than the oil pipeline. 

  • Boatkitten

    What about last drop of AIR? Have you ever been near a refinery? Or even 5 miles from one? You cannot breath. The fumes burn your eyes and your lungs. It’s smells so bad you think you are going to die from suffocation. The air pollution is much more dangerous than the oil pipeline. 

  • http://www.divorce-inaday.com belindaesq

    I was thinking the same thing. Why don’t they build a refinery closer to the oil instead of running it across the country which will just risk more oil spills. BUT the problem is still being dependent on oil in the first place. That old technology is ruining the atmosphere and creating global weather extremes. What we need is to save the planet not make it worse off by burning fossil fuels. Getting the oil out of sand is like squeezing beer out of the rug at the bar. It is NOT fuel efficient to do this and it is dangerous to the environment to boot. But everything you said about the profit motives of the oil corporations being more important than anything else is right on. I don’t know why Obama keeps rolling over for these bastards who couldn’t care less about people. $ is the king for these guys.

  • Karldunkle

    Why Not Build a refinery next to the source? Build a train track and ship the refined product By rail!

  • DR. K

    No but I lived across the street from a coal plant and their was soot on the windows and I coughed a lot….more so than with just allergy type stuff

  • Zephad

    the tree huggers made it impossible to build a new refinery. got any other ideas?

  • Fernanda

    “Poor Deer” ;)

  • Fernanda

    “Poor Deer” ;)

  • TheMotorClub21

    I appreciate your sentiment, Kenneth, but imagine this debate in the current Congress.  Government owned oil refineries?  That is practically sacreligious.

  • TheMotorClub21

    I appreciate your sentiment, Kenneth, but imagine this debate in the current Congress.  Government owned oil refineries?  That is practically sacreligious.

  • TheMotorClub21

    The idea of building new refineries at this point is counter-productive and missing the whole point.  It would take years to complete and billions of dollars that could be spent on developing clean-energy technology. If we don’t so this, then China, or Germany, or Russia will do it, and instead of exporting this technology and reaping the benefits, we’ll be importing it and continuing to send our dollars to somebody else. Do we want to create jobs?  This is done by staying ahead of everyone else, but we are losing our edge and we don’t even see it because we are too busy pointing fingers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Chase/1606488461 Mike Chase

    I guess you are like the other 99.9 percent of the world that does not know jack about the oil and gas industry! You don’t have a clue about what it takes to get oil and gas out of the ground and what all the products you and I use besides fuel!  Besides how do you get around? You walk everywhere you go? You ride a horse? I work in the oil and gas industry In Okla. I know what it takes. How many dry holes do the exploration company drill and millions of dollars a well to get one good well. Then how long will it last? 10 years 20 years. Then the well has to be reworked! How much does that cost? What about all the millions of poeple world wide that work in the oil and gas industry! What do we do.Work at Wallmart? What about all the big unions? That is what Obama bows down too and rolls over for! And for your information Global Warming is a big hoax by the Dems! So what do you do for a living how big is your Carbon Footprint, where does the electricity comes from that lights your home? Probally coal! Turn your power off for one week I dare ya! No cheating! And I am not a bastard! and I do care about people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Chase/1606488461 Mike Chase

    Its called fracing short for fracturing, short for fracturing the formation the oil and gas is in. And the water wells and aquafors are at 100 ft to 2000 ft. Oil and gas reserves are much deeper! Coal mines do more damage to the ground and surface waters than the oil and gas industry ever has

  • Michele LaCatena

    You’re not a bastard, you’re just unwilling to think outside of your box.

  • Pooder80

    did the deer make it please reply to me @pooder80@gmail.com or sue hannum on facebook suzanne hannum on fb try both please and thx:} i’m soooo sad about victimised animals

  • Pooder80

    did the deer make it please reply to me @pooder80@gmail.com or sue hannum on facebook suzanne hannum on fb try both please and thx:} i’m soooo sad about victimised animals

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Kat/541326821 Donna Kat

    Actually I do pretty much walk everywhere I go now since moving to Spain.  If I did not walk, I would bicycle.  There are paths for pedestrians and bicyclist everywhere.  Sadly the U.S. is built on the CAR model and you must drive almost everywhere.  Until that culture is changed, the American people are going to pay the consequences of this bad lifestyle.

  • RealityVision

    If you view global warming as a hoax, then it is clear that your comments may freely be disregarded.

  • RealityVision

    That is good to know. Meanwhile, some friends of mine are making creme brulet by setting fire to their tap water.