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    IntroducedMarch 14th, 2013

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Official Title

A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Summary

Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities for the import of crude oil and other hydrocarbons at the United States-Canada Border at Phillips County, Montana, in accordance with a certain application filed with the Department of State on May 4, 2012. Declares that no Executive Order, provision of law, or presidential permit shall be required for such facilities. Deems a certain Environmental Impact Statement issued by the Secretary of State and other specified documents to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as well as any other law requiring federal agency consultation or review regarding such cross-border facilities. Keeps in effect any federal permit or authorization issued before the enactment of this Act for the facilities described in this Act and for related facilities in the United States. Restricts to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit any federal judicial review over actions and facilities implemented under this Act.
    This pipeline will expand the use of tar sands as a oil source. If you don't know, tar sands are a dirty source of oil that require a long refining process. The ya sands mines in Canada are decimating the beautiful Boreal forest! Leading to major species being endangered. I urge you to VOTE NAY on this bill! If you don't believe me, watch the TED TALK about tar sands and its many and severe consequences.
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    No! Let's look to the future with renewable energy sources instead of the past with dirty fossil fuels. Furthermore, this pipeline doesn't even benefit the US economy except for the building of it.
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    No pipelines. They are dangerous to water supply and environment in general. Please vote no to protect our environment for future generations.
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    No!
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    If it lets more than one company to bid for it than I'm all for it.
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    This pipeline is a bad idea. Tar sands are not needed and would ruin the water supply. No way!
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