Americans having their say on divisive Keystone pipeline plan
May 24th, 2013
08:37 AM ET
8 years ago

Americans having their say on divisive Keystone pipeline plan

(CNN) - Jobs, say hundreds of thousands of people. Pollution, say hundreds of thousands of others.

They say that's what a proposed oil pipeline would bring into the country, as it transports crude from massive deposits in Canadian tar sands to refineries and ports in the United States.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Yeah! Let's build an above ground pipeline that runs through Tornado Alley. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    May 24, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    I say no ,why help send this low grade oil to China ,its not for the us.

    May 24, 2013 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  3. Colorado

    I say NO as well. I just do not see enough benefit for this country.

    May 24, 2013 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  4. ST

    Republicans should stop their madness way of thinking. They always claim we can't leave our children big debts. What about destroying our children's atmosphere and pollute it in such a way they will face catastrophe like we are facing now in Oklahoma, and what happened during Katrina and N.Jersey last year. They should be sensible and not think about money ONLY and forget the place where those who will use that money should live in.

    May 24, 2013 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  5. plain&simple

    Let the people who have the pipeline running through their counties and districts vote on it. Their opinions are what's most needed as they will be most affected. Not the states. All politics are LOCAL!!!

    May 24, 2013 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  6. patNY

    Is ths oil that being shipped from Canada to the US for the sole purpose of using our refineries, going to stay within the US? Nope! It will be "transformed" into a world commodity as soon as it is placed in an oil barrel, and will not stay in the US. To say this pipeline will cut our dependence on foreign oil is a total lie! AND...tar sand oil is not crude oil. It is dirty, and its oil spills are way more harmful. Pipelines crack and spill ALL THE TIME! Just look at what happened recently in Arkansas, when a pipeline carrying the same tar sand oil burst under the homes of large newly constructed subdivisions – the residents had no idea a pipeline was running underground under their homes. Had they known, they would not have bought those houses...when the pipeline burst, rivers of oil were literally running down the streets, and then into the rivers and streams. Oil booms were ineffective, because this oil sinks, and cannot be contained from the surface. Anyone who thinks this is not a serious issue to give major consideration and pause to, is a total idiot!

    May 24, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    Hey, I can totally understand the Grand Old Party's view. Really I can. After all, what's a little pollution versus the grand scheme of making billions in profit?

    It's not as if the water we drink, the food we eat, and the air we breath isn't already killing us off little by little.

    May 24, 2013 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  8. Ed1

    It's called jobs something Obama has no idea what a job is.

    May 24, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    Be oil independent means reduce emissions, focus on FORESTRY, do not build un-necessary, use small cars that are Fuel-efficient–go GREEN. Or else this nation turns like INDIA with temperatures above 49 degree centigrade. Watch ou. CNN do not be stupid by not publishing this.

    May 24, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Hey, Ed1. And maybe, just maybe, once the GOP is done witchhunting, they will concentrate on the economy AND actually get to the business of dealing with those JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! John Boehner promised back in 2010 - if only folks would be so kind (and foolish enough) to vote for the GOP en masse.

    Then again, maybe not.

    It's a two way street. Either you make the same demands on the GOP as you make on the President or you lose the argument before you've finished typing your anti-Obama comment.

    May 24, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  11. jpmichigan

    It is time for the USA to take care of the USA, not other countries. Keep our hard earned money home, for Americans to use.

    May 24, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  12. much thunder..little rain

    this is about a better and cheaper entergy, better standard of living , jobs, independance of brainer..just do it right..and lets get americans working again

    May 24, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  13. Bessy

    @ Ed1
    I guess you haven't been paying attention. THERE WILL BE NO JOBS once the pipeline is built and there WILL NOT BE the jobs that the Republicans are spouting off about while it is being built. Far less jobs are involved and that has been proven. It is only gullible people like you that believe all the hype the Republicans are spewing.

    May 24, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. K Beckwith

    No keystone cutting through ecosystems and waterways, over aquifers and ground waters that are the cultural, economic, ecological and historic core of the heartland of America.

    May 24, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  15. g

    a hand full of temporary jobs, so the oil kings can ship oil to china,not worth it.will do nothing for americans at the pump

    May 24, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |