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Buffetting a Need

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 in Ecowackos, Government, Idiotarians, Politics

Funny how the world works. By “the world” I mean politics, and by “works” I mean “screws”. Just last week the U. S. State Department recommended that the Keystone XL pipeline project be denied. Their reason for the denial was that there was not enough time to study the proposal by February 2i, 2012. Nevermind that the State Dept. “has been conducting a transparent, thorough, and rigorous review of TransCanada’s permit application for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project” since 2008. The deadline is just too soon!! But as Newton said, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction:

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.

I find it funny that Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s company, just happens to be centralized in Omaha, Nebraska, the very state where the envirowhackos have claimed the pipeline would destroy wetlands and agricultural productivity. As we all know, that’s the government’s job, not the pipeline’s. Oh, and if you think it’s about environmental issues, think again.

The rail option, though costlier, would lessen the environmental impact, such as a loss of wetlands and agricultural productivity, compared to the pipeline, according to the State Department analysis. Greenhouse gas emissions, however, would be worse.

So it’s ok to protect the wetlands from the evul Canuck pipeline, the study of which the State Dept. claims would take too long before the Obama Administration deadline, but not ok to protect it from greenhouse emissions that can suffocate it, right? I guess dealing with a railroad bottleneck effect, more pollution, and higher transportation costs is better than providing much needed job creation and income stability to Americans.

At least Mr. Buffett gets to profit. From the government. With our money.

Bring on the comments

  1. Radical Redneck says:

    *PUKE* I just heard Odingleberry is going to have Warren Buffet’s secretary sitting in the first lady’s *ahem* box for the SOTU.

    The two-bit, sophomoric and uber-transparent theatrics of this demagogue would have Vince McMahon hiding in the corner with shame.

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  2. ArmedGeek says:

    The fraud of environmentalism is killing us.

    Gasoline was $1.84 in January of 2009.

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  3. DaninVan says:

    How does running a railbed, with multiple trains daily, lessen the impact?
    Wait’ll they have to clean up the oilspillage from a derailment!
    (This aas a couple of years old , but right close to me…)

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  4. Yabu says:

    Politics are screwed up for sure. Unlike you and I, most people don’t pay attention. They could care less. That is the real problem. Most people could not tell you who Warren Buffett is. Sad, but true, but they do follow American Idol and the reality shows. Sad, but true again. BIG trouble around the corner. What people consider important differs from neighborhood to neighborhood, if you know what I mean, but in the end, we all live in one big neighborhood.

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  5. Jess says:

    Pipelines aren’t union, so there’s no gain in votes if you go with the pipeline.

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  6. I guess energy prices are going to “necessarily skyrocket”, huh?


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  7. Sentry says:

    Now it’s a matter of whether the Canadian government wants to ship that darn dirty tar sands oil via Warren Buffett’s EcoTrain.

    Remember when people started up newspapers to praise their friends and punish their enemies? I guess all you need now is a “green” card.

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  8. [...] gas pipelines. Buffet is being rewarded by Obama for shutting down the XL pipeline. See Aggies post here and the pipeline graphics  oopsie that is only Natural gas pipelines. Nebraska has how [...]

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  9. With Soros, Buffet and all of Hollywood lined up behind the libs, it amazes me how people can still get away with calling Republicans the party of the rich.

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  10. Matt says:

    This has all the appearances of a payback, doesn’t it? That and using trains creates more greenhouse gases (plant food)? So, he throws the unions, and AGW, under the bus.

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  11. JJ says:

    Keystone already has a pipeline through Nebraska. Keystone screwed up by not simply following their existing right of way for the XL portion of the additional pipeline.

    They should have known that running a new pipepline over the largest underground freshwater supply in the country might draw the attention of the environmental wackjobs. Most people don’t know much about fly-over country, but there is more fresh water in the Ogallala aquifer than in all the Great Lakes put together. Any company doing pipeline work in the Great Plains would know this. Keystone management doesn’t appear the brightest.

    The pipeline wouldn’t risk the aquifer, but it doesn’t take a genius to know the environmentalists would use this to make up something to fear. Keystone only had to run a route about 100 miles farther east and they could have avoided the area at issue.

    The state of Nebraska has already cleared a revised route. Obama could have waited for his decision and kept this moving forward this year. This just gave him cover for a while. The Buffet thing is a case of corporations too close to the administration, just like GE and others.

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