The inspector general needs to reevaulaute his priorities.

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    Mar 01, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
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    The VAST majority of that area would need to be evacuated if yellowstone erupts. Keystone is a waste of effort as it stands, especially when we can use renewable fuel like biodiesel and solar power for energy.
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    Mar 01, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    I once read a book and the author claimed that the entire northwest could be a wasteland if Yellowstone erupts. The book ended up being rather depressing.

    http://www.amazon.com/A-Short-History-Nearly-Everything/dp/076790818X
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    Mar 03, 2014 9:36 PM GMT
    Rakequiescent saidhttp://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/27/1280894/-Inspector-General-s-report-on-Keystone-XL-contractor-gives-thumbs-up-to-business-as-usual?detail=facebook#

    The VAST majority of that area would need to be evacuated if yellowstone erupts. Keystone is a waste of effort as it stands, especially when we can use renewable fuel like biodiesel and solar power for energy.


    You're not the sharpest tool in the shed, are ya?

    The reality is that "renewable" energy technologies are largely maxed out old technologies. For all of the subsidies dumped into "renewable" energy by the US government (yes, it's more than into "big oil"),over the past 25 years "renewables" have never accounted for more than 11% of the energy used to power the United States!

    Hydro-electric power leads the pack when it comes to renewables, and it still only accounts for 3.4% of the total power used in this country. Funny thing, with the help of environmentalist, this country currently produces exactly the same amount of Hydro power that it produced in 1973.

    Burning wood accounts for 2.6% of the total energy used in the U.S. As a technology, burning wood maxed out in the early 1980s.

    2.5% of the countries energy comes from biofuels. The majority of energy here is from ethanol and, well as everyone knows (even Al Gore) that "the energy conversion ratios are at best very small". You can thank President Bush for the increase in Biofuels, thanks to his passing the crappy "Renewable Fuel Standard" mandating that 13.8 billion gallons of biofuels be used in 2014, increasing biofuels usage by 93%.

    Since the passage of the stimulus wind power has received $8.4 billion in subsidies and has experienced significant growth because of because of the subsidies, yet it still accounts for only 1.7% of the total energy consumed by this country.

    And of course that great boon to energy production everywhere, Solar power produces .27% of the total energy produced in the U.S. I guess that it's a good start that Solar energy, the Saviour of man kind produces only 1/9 the energy of burning wood! If you combine wind and solar, you actually get less energy production than that of burning wood!

    So, unless you and those who think like you are ready to trade flipping a switch for light for a good old whale oil lamp, trading your car or bus or electric train for an ox cart (much like in Cuba) or spend hours of chopping wood and shoveling coal to heat your house and water for the convenience of pressing a button on your thermostat, I would suggest we build the keystone pipe line and more like it. Or we can just keep rewarding this presidents friends (like Warren Buffett, now don't you think he's rich enough?) by blocking the pipeline so we can import Canadian oil by the more dangerous and expensive train car method, as we are already doing.

    As for Yellowstone erupting, if that happened, you wouldn't have to worry about it because according to the 'History Chanel" it would pretty much wipe out North America and possibly the rest of the world ! icon_rolleyes.gif