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House Republicans are once again talking about weighing down the tax relief bill with riders designed to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and block clean air standards. But, even these lawmakers seem to recognize the public won’t like their political maneuverings.... .... The language Republicans are touting to approve the pipeline was proposed by Representative Lee Terry (R-NE). Republicans describe the Terry language as giving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the power to decide whether the Keystone XL should proceed or not.
Let’s be clear. The Terry measure does no such thing.
Instead, the bill mandates approval of the project. It states: “The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shall, not later than 30 days after receipt of an application thereof, issue a permit for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the oil pipeline. - Frances Beinecke - http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/keep_the_tax_bill_clean_republ.html
January 24, 2012
Obama’s political calculation to reject the Keystone XL pipeline will cost American jobs and deny America the opportunity to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. - un-named author at The 1600 Fund http://www.1600fund.com/keystone-xl-decision/ The 1600 Fund is a project of American Crossroads to elect a new president in 2012 who has the vision, integrity and experience to lead America back to strength, prosperity and national and financial security. The 1600 Fund Founders
The Founders of The 1600 Fund are a dedicated group of patriots who believe deeply in the founding American principles of liberty, limited government and free enterprise – and are committed to restoring those principles by helping to elect a new President of the United States in 2012. Un-named author - About The 1600 Fund - http://www.1600fund.com/about-the-1600-fund/
I am a landowner whose ranch would be crossed by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. I don’t want a huge pipeline carrying tar sands bitumen across my property but, in the end, I suppose I’ll be forced to give up land for this project. If you were in my shoes, would you want your land condemned to build an industrial project like this through your pastures? - Darrell Garoutte http://www.northernplains.org/guest-opinion-keystone-xl-permit-denial-gives-transcanada-time-to-do-it-ri
When Kelso refused to sign TransCanada's contract, she said the land agent threatened to use eminent domain. "She told me [to] either take what they offered or they'd condemn our property and take it anyway." 2012/ http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20120105/landowners-keystone-xl-pipeline-taxes-environment-transcanada-nebraska-texas-montana-kansas-oklahoma-south-dakota?page=3
Take for instance, Randy Thompson, a Nebraska landowner featured in The New York Times. NYT reports that if Thompson did not sell his land, Keystone would use the force of eminent domain to secure an easement to his land. How can a company, not even based in the United States, use the U.S. Federal Government to seize land? - Jonathan Mariano - http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/11/keystone-xl-pipeline-dreams-true-only-eminent-domain/
Good luck with all that is called Freedom.
Mr. TERRY (for himself, Mr. UPTON, Mr. WHITFIELD, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. LATTA, Mr. MURPHY of Pennsylvania, Mrs. MCMORRIS RODGERS, Mr. REHBERG, Mr. BERG, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. PITTS, Mr. SULLIVAN, Mr. SHIMKUS, Mr. SCALISE, Mr. OLSON, Mr. GARDNER, Mr. POMPEO, Mr. KINZINGER of Illinois, Mr. BOUSTANY, Mr. GRIMM, Mr. BURGESS, Mr. THORNBERRY, Mr. CARTER, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, Ms. GRANGER, Mr. CULBERSON, Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. BARLETTA, Mr. MARINO, Mr. KELLY, Mr. SCHOCK, Mr. LATOURETTE, Mr. MCCOTTER, Mr. DAVIS of Kentucky, Mr. TURNER of Ohio, Mr. PEARCE, Mr. GIBBS, Mr. MILLER of Florida, Mr. FORBES, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. BARTON of Texas, and Mr. SHUSTER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned - http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3548: