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The overall economic benefits of the pipeline were slim, as well. Although some counties with project facilities could have seen revenues from property taxes rise 10 percent or more, the construction itself projected to add just $3.4 billion, or 0.02 percent, to the gross domestic product. With gasoline prices near multiyear lows, in part because of the increased U.S. supplies obtained by fracking, the pipeline would have made little difference for most American consumers.
The State Department report concluded that tapping the oil sands slated for transport through Keystone XL would pour 1.3 million to 27.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere per year. (For comparison, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents in 2013.) That's a lot of carbon, but those numbers come from the oil itself, not its method of transport. The State Department and many others who've studied the issue have concluded that the Canadian oil will get extracted regardless of whether the pipeline is built.
. In August, the administration approved Royal Dutch Shell's request to restart drilling off Alaska's northwest Arctic coast.
RusticlesWe'd rather sell it to other people anyways, you guys can keep shoving your dick into the beehive that is the middle east and fracking till you have no water left.
Squirrel_MurphyLol, as soon as oil prices go back up, it will be built, that and as soon as all the TPP changes come into effect as well. We've built many before, just as big if not bigger. Celebrate while you can, if you even see this as reason to celebrate.
MinggI thought this thread was about tall boys of Keystone.