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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline said Wednesday it is pulling the plug on the contentious project after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of its permit on the day he took office.

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Good, cancel the ------------. That pipeline was unnecessary and a potential source of groundwater pollution. Good ------------ those polluting jobs. People can flip burgers or collect expanded unemployment for all I care.

Oops, I forgot, all those repuke states cancelled the expanded benefits to help the job market.

Suck on THAT, loser polluters.

#1 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-06-09 06:40 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-06-09 06:50 PM | Reply

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree. I have a ------- of railroad stock.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-09 07:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've always enjoyed crude jokes and this is no exception.

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-06-09 11:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Hahahaha! Nice one!

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2021-06-09 11:46 PM | Reply

I don't mind a bit that the billionaires who wanted this dangerous pipeline is now cancelled, I hope they lost billions on it. Their desire for profits was so egregious that they were willing to risk the ground water in many states. The disasters avoided by Biden should be his legacy.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2021-06-10 08:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I hope he was counting on it and I hope it ruined Manchin's day.

Hopefully there are more things we can cancel that Manchin wanted. Ruin every one of his days until he wakes the F up to the danger our democracy is in because of his refusal to cooperate with his own party's effort to clean up after the evils of Trumpism.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-06-10 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Just more proof that boy sides are exactly the same, lol. Well done POTUS, than you!

#8 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-06-10 11:01 AM | Reply

The key to this is understanding the nature of the jobs being lost. First, consider the workerbees, many with serious skills which are needed to build the pipe. After it's built, a tiny fraction of those workers will still have jobs maintaining the pipe. The others will be S.O.L., especially if they're unlucky enough to live in Red States which refused to accept Federal expansions.

The future is coming, and more and more people will become "surplus labor." I am gonna go out on a limb here, and predict a sufficient-but-modest guaranteed income will be the future for that sector of the labor market!

#9 | Posted by john47 at 2021-06-10 05:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There will be lots of jobs building railroad tracks and tank cars.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-10 05:42 PM | Reply

Maybe a Republican can tell us why we need an oil pipeline from Canada to the United States, seeing as the US can produce all the oil that the US needs.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-06-10 06:00 PM | Reply

why we need an oil pipeline from Canada to the United States

In 2020 61% of US crude oil imports came from Canada. 11% from Mexico. Crude imports in total were just under 6 million barrels per day.

That's going to be a lot of trains. Rough calcs say it will take about 72 100-car oil trains to replace Keystone.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-10 06:10 PM | Reply

@#121 ... In 2020 61% of US crude oil imports came from Canada. ...

So why do we need another pipeline for oil from Canada? That's the operative questio, not how much we currently import from Canada.

The United States became a net annual petroleum exporter in 2020
www.eia.gov

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-10 07:37 PM | Reply

The United States became a net annual petroleum exporter in 2020

Means nothing. The US still needs to import a lot of crude. It's hard to export diesel and gasoline if you don't have the crude with which to make it.

#14 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-10 07:51 PM | Reply

@#14 ... Means nothing. The US still needs to import a lot of crude. ...

Yes it does mean something.

Yes the US imports a lot of crude, but we are currently a net exporter.

So I'll ask once again, what is the justification for the need of another pipeline from Canada?

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-10 08:13 PM | Reply

Yes the US imports a lot of crude, but we are currently a net exporter.

No, you are not. I think the US crude deficit is a bit over 2 million barrels per day.

And there is no need for a pipeline... they will just ship it by train instead.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-10 08:33 PM | Reply

Where do you live, Redial? You speak of the US in the second person.

#17 | Posted by jakester at 2021-06-10 08:46 PM | Reply

@#16 ... I think the US crude deficit is a bit over 2 million barrels per day. ...

In #13 I posted a link to the effect of, "The United States became a net annual petroleum exporter in 2020" From that link...

...In 2020, the United States exported about 8.51 MMb/d and imported about 7.86 MMb/d of petroleum1, making the United States a net annual petroleum exporter for the first time since at least 1949. Also in 2020, the United States produced2 about 18.40 million barrels per day (MMb/d) of petroleum, and consumed3 about 18.12 MMb/d. Even though in 2020, total U.S. annual petroleum production was greater than total petroleum consumption and exports were greater than imports, the United States still imported some crude oil and petroleum products from other countries to help to supply domestic demand for petroleum and to supply international markets....

Why do you feel the numbers cited in that link are incorrect? Please supply links.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-10 09:12 PM | Reply

Where do you live, Redial?

Canada.

#19 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-10 09:16 PM | Reply

Why do you feel the numbers cited in that link are incorrect?

They are not. You are talking about petroleum and I'm talking about crude oil. These are not the same thing.

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-06-10 09:20 PM | Reply

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