Gas prices : Ohio.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Gas prices : Ohio.
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Thu, 01-12-2012 - 10:49am

Seems the Republicans

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 10:38am

It's simple supply and demand. Obama has done all he can to keep prices up. No pipeline, stopped off shore oil drilling, no new refineries, all the government bureaucracy that stops new wells, ANWAR, etc...

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 9:35am
Eh? Why the assumption that an off-topic query would go unanswered? When it comes to facts, versus opinions, there would be no sound reason to NOT respond.

Sure the Ogallala Aquifer can be conserved. But it will mean shared ......errrr, ........ ummmmm, ..............sacrifice. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-ogallala-aquifer Farmers would have to back off the amount they draw out for crops which require irrigation. Am guessing that ethanol production in the aquifer region is a lousy idea since corn is NOT a dry-land crop, and the production process requires ample amounts of water. http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-10-10-ethanol-water_N.htm

Over time (thousands of years!), an aquifer can actually be replenished, as rain and snow melt, infiltrate the soil and moisture makes its way back into the aquifer. But it takes TIME and reduced/no drawdown.

There's an aquifer in the Albuquerque vicinity which was tapped to provide water for the city's growth. For years, it was assumed that the aquifer was limitless. Then scientists who study such things raised an alarm when they saw reason to believe that the aquifer was finite, and was being depleted much faster than it was being replenished. Now ABQ also draws water from the Colorado River via the San Juan/Chama project. http://www.usbr.gov/projects/Project.jsp?proj_Name=San%20Juan-Chama%20Project We have incentives from ABCWUA to xeriscape, use low flow toilets, acquire rain barrels to collect roof runoff, etc. Supposedly, such measures have helped reduce overall water usage last year, even though we were in severe drought.

But proponents of Keystone would do well to look at another aspect of ABQ's situation. Over years, jet fuel lines at Kirtland AFB had leaks which allowed jet fuel to seep into the aquifer. And a plume of jet fuel is gradually making its way towards the point where water pumping stations pull drinking water from the aquifer. http://www.koat.com/news/27306599/detail.html

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 7:43am

The Keysone Pipeline has been in several bill being pushed by the Republican Congress.

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Registered: 11-10-2006
Sat, 01-14-2012 - 12:01am
.... Off topic. (I guess my inquiries won't be answered) can/will the aquifer be conserved? Looks like its depleting fast but there is no way to stop that because it is so necessary.

 


 


 


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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 11:34pm
That's actually quite a good question: Who will pay for the Keystone pipeline and will the benefits outweigh environmental risks? As we saw when the BP Macondo rig spilled so much crude into the Gulf of Mexico, there were indeed plentiful jobs in cleanup operations. Probably not quite what would be seen by any but idiots as a net gain.

The Ogallala Aquifer is responsible for supplying drinking water to towns, cities and farmers for irrigation. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-ogallala-aquifer

Its tainting by oil seepage would be catastrophic. But that's par for the Big Oil course. Pander to our addiction to oil and ignore the simple physical fact that we cannot live without water but we can certainly survive without oil.

If we do not learn simple lessons, about our dependence on clean water, and clean air, then ironically enough, we will join dinosaurs and become, in eventual eons, fossil fuel. Oh, the irony..........

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-10-2006
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 6:55pm
These are opinion sites... One to organize protests against keystone and the other is a progressive Host. But I looked over the sites and haven't found information on who will be paying for the construction of the pipeline, or indicating that no tax revenue will be gained (property or income taxes that would normally be gained)

 


 


 


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 6:18pm

Key Facts on Keystone XL

www.tarsandsaction.org

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Registered: 11-10-2006
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 4:07pm
I am unable to find evidence to support your claim. I am finding accusations by opinion columnists, but no information to back that up. I was thinking that the pipeline would make the trade less expensive... Lower cost to transport the goods means a lower cost of the product. I am also under the impression that a company that wants to construct a project must pay for it themselves. They would also pay property taxes on the land they are using. As well as the taxes being taken from the paychecks of those employed by the pipeline.

 


 


 


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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 3:12pm

Building it will have to be paid for some how.

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Registered: 11-10-2006
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 2:18pm
ohearto wrote:

The Keystone Pipeline.