Nervousness in oil sands boardrooms

by Milan on November 5, 2011

in Climate change, Oil sands

Apparently, oil sands companies are starting to take seriously the possibility that Keystone XL will be successfully blocked:

Oil sands boardrooms are starting to resemble war rooms these days as companies begin to seriously weigh their options in the event that the Obama administration says no to TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL expansion. The proposed $7-billion pipeline has dominated quarterly conference calls hosted by the big industry names over the past two weeks. Will it be built? What will you do if it’s not? Are rail shipments an option? What of Nebraska’s zealous legislators?

For the sake of future generations, I hope their worst fears are fully realized.

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. December 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

GOP Keystone Corruption, by the numbers

by Bill McKibben

The oil & gas industry has already spent $110,691,654 on lobbying in 2011

Oil & gas industry has already given $8,794,499 to candidates in 2012 cycle, including $4,060,374 to House GOP

The top 31 House recipients of oil & gas money in the 2012 cycle are all Republican

9 of the top 20 recipients overall, 8 of top 20 House recipients, and 5 of top 20 Senate recipients of oil & gas money are from states along the Keystone pipeline route

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