My "CC" still believes Obama will cave in on the Keystone Pipeline, after the 2014 elections. But just in case, our Canadian "friends" have a plan B.
RAD: Keystone is clearly dead so they are using existing routes and technology already in place and nowhere near Keystone. If Illinois and the Gulf Coast states want this crud - they are welcome to it... Just don't ship it west - we don't want it...
The next time we hear of oil bursting pipes or a mile long oil train blowing up along the Canadian - Illinois - Gulf routes, they will get exactly what they and their legislators are harvesting - "a living hell" and the cost plus lives and towns destroyed as in Quebec!
Basically "plan B" is a Mississippi River route, already the most polluted river in the USA and the Gulf will lose more land to development so the next Katrina will be buffered by even fewer wetlands than now - which provide a natural barrier to hurricanes. These folks are engaged in a fools errand...
And Canadians are just aiding and abetting global warming plus destroying their own land - a Faustian bargain. Here's a look at the "tourist stops" that this will create - all for profit for Big Oil and fuel for China, India et al. Hell we all know "global warming" is a liberal myth, right?
CC's comment: "And that is why I didn't go near Williston when I was back that way in September. Flaring of gas has been going on for years-- always bothered me when I drove by a well." Smart dude - it's the same experience one got back in the late '60s when driving from Chicago to Gary, Indiana going east and seeing the old steel mills belching fire in the night..."
Ah the look and smell of money!