Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe Takes A Know Nothing Approach To Climate Change (& Facts!)
Koch company declared 'substantial interest' in Keystone XL pipeline: Document filed with Canada's Energy Board appears to cast doubt on claims by Koch Industries that it has no interest in the controversial pipeline.
Video: Republicans push Keystone XL
The new Republican majority in Congress makes the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Project a top priority. Ed Schultz and Sen. Bernie Sanders discuss.
Congressional Republicans fight to pass the environmentally damaging Keystone XL Pipeline immediately following a historic agreement between the U.S. and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Ed Schultz and Sen. John Hoeven discuss.
ON this Keystone XL site the fact the almost all the jobs created by Keystone Pipeline are short-term jobs & will be gone in two years is left out on the website! ... and Fox "News" does the same thing! (probably applies to Fox "Business" as - well more like, "pay us to support your business using our ratings to help you advertise. Lies no problem.").
A vast majority of Americans believe the Keystone XL pipeline will create a 'significant number of jobs' – far more than the State Department has predicted.
An independent review by the agency, made public Jan. 31, found that while the project would create about 2,000 short-term construction jobs over two years (or 3,900 if construction took only a year), actually running the pipeline would provide just 50 long-term positions. It also would support another 40,000 "indirect" or "induced" jobs across the country during construction, ranging from canteen cars serving food along the pipeline route to factories manufacturing construction equipment for the project.
“That’s a similar amount of construction work to what’s necessary to build a medium-size mall, and after it’s built, far fewer permanent positions,” says Anthony Swift, staff attorney for the National Resources Defense Council, which has vocally opposed the pipeline. “Keystone XL has been pushed as this national jobs creator. It’s not.”
Morning Joe Joins In On Misleading The Public On The Keystone Pipeline...
After more than five years of claims and counter-claims about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama is expected to make his final decision soon. So we thought it was a good time to sift through the disinformation and lay out some basic facts.
- Building the pipeline will create jobs in the U.S., but not as many as supporters have claimed, and only for a year or two. The U.S. State Department estimates that 42,100 jobs would be added during construction, but that only 50 workers would be required to operate the pipeline.
- Oil from Canadian bitumen deposits — which the Keystone would carry from Alberta to the U.S. for refining — results in 14 percent to 20 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than oil typically consumed in the U.S. at present.
- But that doesn’t mean that stopping the pipeline would prevent Canadians from extracting their crude and getting it to market to be burned, either in the U.S. or other countries. “Such a change is not likely to occur,” State concluded.
- In fact, much of that oil is reaching the U.S. already — by rail — and more tank-car capacity is being added quickly. Canadians also are proposing two other pipelines to tanker ports on the Pacific coast, and a third project to nearly double the effective capacity of an existing line to the U.S.
- Pipelines are dangerous, but tanker cars are more so. Rail accidents spilled more oil in the U.S. last year than in all the previous years on record combined. And in Canada, 47 people died in one fiery tanker-train disaster in Quebec last year.
"See the land owners and citizens of Nebraska as they voice thier concerns about the Trans Canada XL Pipeline which could affect the protected Sandhills and drinking water supply"...
An Introduction To The Koch Brothers by the Daily Show:
The Koch Brothers become The Daily Show's latest sponsor, prompting Jon to welcome them with some minor adjustments to their advertisement. (4:12):
And then Stewart aired a response ad to air a fuller story of the Kochs, with choice lines like “if there’s a way to monetize your thoughts, we’ll do it” and “Koch Industries: bending the democratic process to our will since 1980.”
Sioux tribe sees act of war in Keystone XL Pipeline incursion
Aldo Seoane, member of Wica Agli Tribal Nations in South Dakota, talks with Rachel Maddow about what it means that the Sioux would consider it an act of war if the Keystone XL pipeline is built on their territory.
Billions Missing From U.S. Indian Trust Fund In his testimony before Congress, John Echohawk, director of Native American Rights Fund, called it "yet another serious and continuing breach in a long history of dishonorable treatment of Indian tribes and individual Indians by the United States government." Arizona Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, bluntly called it "theft from Indian people." These men were describing the single largest and longest-lasting financial scandal in history involving the federal government of the United States. With no other recourse left at their disposal, NARF, along with other attorneys, filed a class action lawsuit in federal district court on June 10 on behalf of more than 300,000 American Indians. The suit charges Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, Assistant Interior Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs Ada Deer and Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin with illegal conduct in regard to the management of Indian money held in trust accounts and managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If the lawsuit's claims are correct, and there's an overwhelming body of evidence that suggests they are, then the federal government has lost, misappropriated or, in some cases, stolen billions of dollars from some of its poorest citizens.
Highlights from the Senate Keystone XL pipeline debate
Watch a mix of some key moments from the U.S. Senate floor as lawmakers debated the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday.
The Daily Show: Democalypse 2014 - America Remembers It Forgot to Vote: Money vs. Ideas - Jason Jones and Samantha Bee report from the headquarters of the winner and loser of the midterm elections. (4:14)