Even more when you get to moving tar sand
with what it takes to get the stuff moving.
Tar does not flow well in pipes and you know they won't add water to make it flow!
Not to the fact it's full of carbon and that is a nasty thing to breakdown.
The Keystone making jobs is really for as long as it takes to make it.
When it is done how many jobs will be lost?
With gas prices being low right now it does not matter because
"Tar sands miners want Keystone XL because it will help them ship oil overseas
to an international market, where their product will fetch more money
and add billions of dollars in annual profits. That's a losing deal for everyone
except Big Oil."
I am glad to see the nasty thing get put down! There is much bad about it,
really you just have to think a little about it, unless your last brain cell
is flickering in that case all I can say is life is better thinking for yourself!
Look into it and ask what is the cost down the road of the pipeline!
~~~~Stopping the Keystone XL oil pipeline
Studies show that tar sands pipelines are more vulnerable to leaks than those
carrying traditional crude because of the oil's corrosive nature and the chemicals
necessary to make it run through the pipes. Despite the industry's grand safety claims,
we also know from recent spills and subsequent government investigations that its
leak-detection systems are subpar and its spill containment and clean-up methods
inadequate. Just look at the 2010 tar sands disaster in western Michigan the site of
what has become the most expensive onshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Four years and a billion dollars later, tar sands contamination still plagues the
Kalamazoo River and nearby communities.
A pipeline spill would threaten the land and water supply of some 110,000 ranches
and farms in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska that produced more than
$40 billion worth of food in 2012. In those three states alone, the pipeline would cross
1,073 rivers, lakes, and streams, including the Yellowstone River in Montana and
the Platte River in Nebraska, along with tens of thousands of acres of wetlands.
It would also run within a mile of more than 3,000 wells that provide drinking
and irrigation water in those states.
Because of its silty composition, mining and refining tar sands oil demands an
enormous amount of energy -- much more than conventional crude.
Keystone XL would ramp up tar sands production, requiring even more energy
and creating greater carbon pollution: the equivalent of Americans driving an
unthinkable 60 billion extra miles every year.
NASA scientist James Hansen estimates that the remaining tar sands reserves
contain twice the amount of carbon pollution emitted by the entire global oil industry
in all of human history. "If Canada proceeds and we do nothing,
" Hansen wrote in a New York Times editorial, "it will be game over for the climate."
Advocates tout the project as a national jobs creator. The reality is, Keystone XL
would likely kill more jobs than it would add. According the State Department,
it would create 1,950 construction jobs for two years.
Once complete? Thirty-five new permanent American jobs, according to pipeline
builder TransCanada. But won't refined tar sands oil help fuel the United States
and reduce gas prices? Think again. Tar sands miners want Keystone XL because
it will help them ship oil overseas to an international market, where their product
will fetch more money and add billions of dollars in annual profits.
That's a losing deal for everyone except Big Oil.