i am ashamed of US policy when it does this, take a review of some history, see whistle blower Vokes report over Keystone XL

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Sun, 2013-09-22 14:47 JULIE DERMANSKY

TransCanada Whistleblower Evan Vokes Details Lack of Confidence in Keystone XL

Originally published by The Progressive.

Evan Vokes never gave any thought to whistleblowers before realizing he would need to blow a shrill blast against his former employer, TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. As an engineer he takes his oath to protect public safety seriously.

Like Jeffery Wingand, the former tobacco industry insider-turned-whistleblower, Vokes is motivated by the consequences that industry's reckless actions can have on society, rather than by any personal vendetta against TransCanada. But Vokes hasn't had the satisfaction of seeing the insider information he shared have an effect on the pipeline industry, so his work is not yet done.

Environmental groups have been pressuring President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, a high capacity, high pressure line that would transport diluted bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. Tar sands crude is more carbon intensive than conventional crude oil, as well as more corrosive, creating the potential that dilbit will erode pipelines faster. Spills can cause irreparable damage to water supplies, land values and ecosystems.

Vokes, in the pro pipeline camp, has grave reservations about this too. But he is primarily concerned about the pipeline itself, so shoddily built that it may well poison aquifers and harm people's health. President Obama has told the nation that his decision on the Keystone XL  pipeline will be based on whether or not it significantly increases carbon emissions.

Vokes hopes that after TransCanada's code violations become public knowledge, the President will also give weight to the project’s integrity and address the risks of catastrophic consequences.

TransCanada was already in trouble with Canada's National Energy Board when Vokes started working for them in 2007. Three court orders had been served compelling the company to comply with pipeline construction regulations they had been caught violating.

Part of Vokes' job as a pipeline materials engineer was to insure the company complied with the court orders. To comply, the company had to adhere to the accepted codes of pipeline construction set by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Straying from the adopted code is not only illegal, it can compromise the integrity of a pipeline.  

During his five years with the company, Evan Vokes did his best to get TransCanada to identify and solve its problems. Some of Vokes’ suggested changes were accepted; others were not. Vokes persisted: He urged compliance to regulation to insure quality and safety; however the company continued to emphasize cost and speed rather than compliance.

Despite his efforts on behalf of reform, in 2011 Vokes found himself observing failures in multiple projects, including the Bison pipeline that runs from Gillette, Wyoming to Morton County, North Dakota, and the Keystone 1, that runs from Hardisty, Alberta to Cushing, Oklahoma. Faulty welds, defective parts and rushed preparation for the pipeline installations were causing problems.

The Keystone 1 failed shortly after it began operating, sending an 80-foot oil geyser into the air for 45 minutes until the landowner alerted TransCanada. Twenty one thousand gallons spilled before the line was shut down. An automatic safety feature failed to detect the spill when the line’s pressure started spewing oil. The Keystone 1 had 14 leaks in its first two years of use. Shortly after the Bison pipeline was put into use, it ruptured and suffered an explosion blamed on construction failures.

Pressure mounted as Vokes resisted signing off on flaws which went against his moral fiber and the engineering code of ethics that requires putting public safety before the interests of the company.

When his manager ordered him to stop his investigations in March 2011, Vokes persisted, uncovering an ever increasing scope of wrongdoing. In October 2011, he wrote to TransCanada CEO Russ Girling, offering his own mid-year assessment after Girling welcomed employee input.

” I have to quit or fight," he told his boss.


"It is with great mirth that I see the quarterly mention of the disappointing project and yet no one at the corporate level makes mention of why did these projects fail and who was held accountable. Instead we see promotion for those that say ‘Yes’ as we make the regulator madder. We task those who were instrumental in the failure with investigating themselves and if you dare speak of what happened it is classed as personal attacks on fellow employees.”


He listed all the things he was trying to do, the positive changes that TransCanada had embraced since he began, and the shortcomings which were still too large for Vokes to accept.

A few days later, he was put on what TransCanada deemed stress leave. Nevertheless, Vokes felt compelled to finish what he started, attempting to remedy the problems from the sidelines.

Vokes sent damning evidence of code violations to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Canadian National Energy Board and to the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

He was fired when he returned to work.

Though the Canadian National Energy Board has acknowledged the validity of Vokes's claims, little action has been taken to compel TransCanada to impose corrective measures. Now Vokes blew his whistle in other directions: to the Canadian Senate and the U.S. State Department, to the press, and the landowners directly affected.

For anyone who wants to understand the dangers of a pipeline not built to code, Evan offers a crash course. "There is no worse position than being ignorant of the problems that affect us. I look at education as freedom to achieve and to fend off tyranny," Vokes says.

Vokes’s actions prompted the Canadian Senate to invite him to participate in their study of the current state of pipeline safety. On June 6, 2013, Vokes testified,

"TransCanada Pipelines has a culture of non-compliance and deeply entrenched business practices that ignore the legally required regulation and codes. The mix of political and commercial interests allows industry to claim they exceed federal requirements when they are building substandard pipelines with no enforcement or accountability in the process."

He gave the governing body evidence: copies of TransCanada reports, company emails, photos and the National Energy Board’s own court orders that still had not been followed.

On June 11th, the Senate called Iain Colquhoun, the chief engineer of the National Energy Board, and TransCanada's vice president Dan King to testify, asking them to answer Vokes’ charges. Colquhoun skirted the questions, avoiding many of them. King claimed that since a part of Vokes’ job was to identify any problems, it was only natural that he found code compliance issues. Once they were identified they were fixed, King said, but Vokes’ evidence refutes this position. King also stated, "There is no benefit to TransCanada, financial or otherwise, of cutting corners on safety or compliance."

But there is. Cutting corners by focusing on speedy construction can substantially reduce construction costs in a very expensive business. No money is made until a pipeline is in operation. It is unclear what the Canadian Senate’s next step will be. Their final report won’t be released until autumn.

In the United States, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) has Vokes’ evidence and a mounting pile of reports that detail incidents on the Bison and Keystone 1 pipelines, in addition to anomalies (the industry's term for defects) found in the newly built southern route of Keystone XL.

TransCanada insists these problems are routine and that they have taken corrective measures. Although TransCanada is fixing mistakes in the field, such defects point to systemic quality control issues. For example, on October 17, 2012, during a mandatory test of Keystone 1, inspectors found a problem serious enough to force TransCanada to take the line out of production for almost a week. TransCanada released a statement describing the problem as a small anomaly. But that claim has not been proven, and there are rumors that a large portion of the pipeline had to be replaced due to a failure in construction that had the potential to cause a major leak. PHSMA has not released information about the cause of the shutdown, despite being repeatedly questioned by journalists.

This spring, the first tests of the Keystone XL southern route detected anomalies. Vokes is not surprised. They're finding a lot of them since they are caused by not following construction code.  

TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard disagrees. He insists that the increased number of anomalies found is normal since they are building the pipeline to a higher standard than other pipelines, following 57 special conditions they accepted to get this project an initial green light – another claim that remains unsubstantiated.


Site where an anomaly repair was taking place in Douglas Texas (credit: Julie Dermansky)

Vokes testified at a State Department public hearing in Nebraska in April 2013:

"TransCanada keeps insisting the Keystone XL pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built despite irrefutable evidence to the contrary. In fact they are building the southern portion of the Keystone XL to the lowest permissible standards, just as they have the Keystone 1 and the Bison Pipeline," he said during an impassioned speech, bringing the audience to their feet.

In June, Vokes visited Texas to attend the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration pipeline safety awareness conference and to investigate reports of anomaly repairs on the Keystone XL southern route. He still had hope that the U.S. regulatory agency might act more aggressively than the Canadian National Energy Board. He left the conference discouraged after listening to representatives mislead concerned citizens about the real dangers they will face by having a defective pipeline run through their communities.  

PHSMA spokesperson Jeannie Layson told Vokes that PHMSA will no longer be able to refer to the code they are currently tasked with enforcing. President Obama signed the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 into law. Public Law 112-90 says, "Section 24 of the Act requires, within one year of enactment (January 2013), that PHMSA no longer incorporate, in whole or in part, voluntary consensus standards by reference into its regulations unless those standards have been made available free of charge to the public on the Internet."

This  new law goes into effect in January 2014 and essentially deregulates the entire pipeline industry. Since the American Society of Mechanical Engineer code is not available at no cost online, PHSMA cannot insist on currently mandated standards. In 2014, the pipeline industry will have sole responsibility for determining and monitoring their own quality standards in construction.

"The risks they could take for every pipeline in the United States are staggering” Vokes says.

While in Texas Vokes visited some of the directly impacted landowners, explaining parts of the code to them and pointing out how what was supposed to happen differed from what was actually taking place.  

On David Whitley’s property where one anomaly was cut out, photos proved the pipeline had been laid in a ditch on top of a boulder, a practice that is not only contrary to code but a sure way to produce a dent.  

He also met with activists who have been documenting the repair process and reviewed their images to explain when, where and how the code was not being followed and what the outcome would be.

In a statement to the media, TransCanada claimed they found nine anomalies that would need to be cut out of one 81 mile portion of the pipeline. That figure contradicts the findings of activists who documented dozens of anomaly sites and multiple cut out sections of pipe.

Vokes flew over the area and confirmed that much of the finished portions of the pipeline are now back under construction. He has never seen a project with this many repairs.

TransCanada's Shawn Howard would not release the actual number of anomalies, nor would PHSMA. Howard stated, " It doesn't matter how many sections are fixed as long as they are fixed."  

But again Vokes disagrees.  Newly introduced segments of pipe lessen the integrity of the pipeline.

“The new welds required to replace pipe where sections have been cut out, known as final tie-in welds, will be the weakest links in the pipeline, much in the way that a chain is only as strong as the weakest link.”

If the work isn’t done right the second time, no one will know until it is too late. No matter how many repairs are made, the pressure test that proves the strength and serviceability of the pipeline in the first place won't be done again. A new test is not required after the repair process, Howard confirmed.


Evan Vokes explaining construction code to David Whitley in Winnsboro Texas (credit: Julie Dermansky)

In Beaumont, where the final section of the southern route of the Keystone XL is being installed, Vokes observed new pipeline sections whose coating was already deteriorating. Code requires that the coating on all pipelines must be damage free; the coating is there to protect the pipeline from corrosion.

Burying improperly coated sections potentially creates yet another dangerous shortcoming in the pipeline, currently destined to be put into use whether or not the northern route is approved. The southern route of the Keystone XL will tie into the Keystone 1 pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma. If the northern route is approved, it will be a short cut with a greater capacity for moving tar sands crude. Even if Keystone XL is rejected, that won’t stop TransCanada from moving tar sands crude from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Vokes was once optimistic that he could help make sure that Keystone XL would be built right. Even if there were problems, he was in a position to change the culture of TransCanada from the inside. But that proved impossible.

He now thinks it is highly unlikely that anything will stop this flawed project. The risks of allowing the project to move forward are great, so he keeps trying to get the information he has already shared with the regulatory agencies out to the public.

"The United States is getting a substandard product, one with an undisclosed number of replacement parts, not a pipeline that exceeds safety standards, despite TransCanada’s repeated claims. Think of it like this: if you bought a new luxury car and it had to go back under warranty because of several major drivetrain problems but they repaired it with used parts, would you have the best car or would you just have a lemon?"

Though his goal of convincing TransCanada to clean up its act has not been achieved, Vokes reflects that at least the authorities that could implement regulations to stop a faulty product from being put into use know the truth. They cannot claim ignorance when things start to go wrong.

Once tar sands spill into an aquifer, it can’t be fixed. You can't return your pipeline and have the environment restored. There is no lemon law for pipelines.

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Tom Steyer’s Response to the Keystone XL Final Environmental Impact Statement

Tom Steyer | February 1, 2014 9:08 am |

First of all, this is President Obama’s decision, and the State Department’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is just an input. So we don’t have an answer yet, and the fight is far from over. I remain hopeful that the President will, in fact, apply the test for Keystone he established in his speech at Georgetown University: that the project cannot be approved if it increases the amount of carbon pollution being put into our air, which it does. I trust the President is aware of the opportunity for America to show leadership on this critical issue, and that he will be mindful of the importance of doing right by our children by tackling climate change head on.

The FEIS is based on the flawed premise that Canadian tar sands oil will be developed no matter what—a tired talking point pushed by TransCanada and the oil industry. This is no surprise given that the contractor hired to evaluate the environmental risks of the project has direct ties to TransCanada and oil lobbying groups. But the truth is that Keystone XL is key to unlocking the Canadian tar sands—and all of the carbon pollution that comes with it. By expanding capacity and reducing costs, Keystone XL would spur investment in the tar sands and enable the oil industry to ramp up production at an irreversible rate, with potentially devastating impacts on the global climate. In June, the President drew a line in the sand when he said the pipeline would only be approved if “the project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.” Keystone XL fails the President’s climate test.

The pipeline also poses enormous economic and environmental risks to America’s heartland, threatening our farms, towns and drinking water. And what do the American people get in return? Higher gas prices in the Midwest, only 35 permanent jobs and none of the profits. If Keystone XL is approved, the real winners will be the oil industry and foreign investors like China who stand to profit from more production of this dirty oil.

As I said, our efforts to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline will continue. I hope President Obama will take a hard look at the facts before he makes a decision on this enormously risky project. In his State of the Union address this week, the President pledged to “act with more urgency” to combat the threat of climate change. His first step should be to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Visit EcoWatch’s KEYSTONE XLand CLIMATE CHANGE pages for more related news on this topic.

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Michael Berndtson • 13 hours ago
Keystone XL southern half is complete. Tar sands are flowing to the midwest from Alberta to Flanagan, Illinois to feed several of the Chicagoland Refineries including BP Whiting, Exxon Joliet, Citgo Lemont, Philips Wood River and smaller refineries in Michigan and Ohio. There is already plenty of tar sands flowing to these refineries and during 2014 there will be about 550,00 barrels per day of Alberta diluted bitumen refining capacity (and more petcoke). Illinois has arguably the best farmland in the world. Hell, there's even a tar sands bitumen pipeline carrying oil underneath Lake Michigan. The one that spilled around one million gallons of the dense non-aqueous phase liquid in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.

The Keystone XL northern half is the pipeline in question at this point. And frankly, the only portion at issue is the two inches north and two inches south of the Canadian/US border. Enbridge is building the Flanagan Pipeline South from Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing, Oklahoma to divert 600,000 barrels per day in addition to the 550,000 barrels per day flowing to Midwest refineries. This oil will go down to Texas around Port Arthur. Another pipeline from Illinois will take oil sands bitumen directly south to Louisiana and the Gulf. This pipeline has a capacity of around 800,000 barrels per day.

If TransCanada was clairvoyant and maybe more savvy (or sinister), they could have built the northern half of keystone XL up to transport domestic oil from the shale shale fields of North Dakota and Montana. Waiting for American to become fully a petro-state.

All the above words were written to demonstrate what is already going on as Keystone XL is being argued about in the press, blogs and other places. It's almost like Keystone XL is being used by industry as a MacGuffin. To throw off environmentalists.

A MacGuffin is defined as such, "an object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set and keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance." Alfred Hitchcock would use a MacGuffin to throw off or trick the movie viewer.

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CB4BBS • a day ago
Why are the people of your ilk convinced of climate change? For years, while working for advanced degrees in geology, geophysics and numerical modeling (hydrogeology), advanced climate models were unable to be calibrated so that they would yield any results capable of describing the future climate. These models were based on prodigious amounts of geological data covering that last few thousand years of data and even then the future looking numerical models produced garbage! How can you say "with potentially devastating impacts on the global climate." when the science surrounding global climate change has not even been legitimized? Even though your biography looks like a very educated and business-wise person, it is apparent that you have either been unduly influenced by the environmentalist groups around San Fran or you've found a market in dealing with this unfounded craze. If someone, anyone, could provide the data to convince me, I'd be appreciative. However, to date, in everything I've been able to research, your position is just not true.
 
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GreenHearted  CB4BBS • 3 hours ago
Oh my gosh, CB4BBS, you just TOTALLY proved a point I've been trying to get across for years! Thank you so much. You have advanced degrees in geology, geophysics and numerical modeling (hydrogeology); just like most skeptic/denier scientists, your degrees have NOTHING TO DO WITH LIFE. You don't understand ecological systems (I'm not trying to be rude -- it's not your fault; it's the reductionism and hierarchy inherent in science education), so of course you can't understand why pumping 90 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every day might change the viability of the BIOsphere.

The problem with the climate models is that they can't include *all* the feedbacks in a warming climate system, so they leave most of them out -- and hence they end up being underestimates of the climatic changes we're seeing and going to see.

I think you'll appreciate the data a lot more if you find it yourself. If you can get yourself out of the deniersphere on the net, you'll find what you need to understand the ecological and agricultural (ie, food security) implications of, for example, climate variability.
 
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DoRightThing  CB4BBS • 6 hours ago
To start with, scientists have a pretty good understanding of what the Earth's climate has been throughout it's history, why it has changed over time and what the specific factors are that have made the climate change.

And the only factor that fully explains all the changes we can see and measure in temperatures, ocean salinity, atmospheric composition, loss of Arctic sea ice volume, changing species habitats & ranges is due to the warming from human-derived fossil-fuel CO₂ we have put back into the carbon cycle.

We have accurate, reliable data for the growth of atmospheric CO₂ and for anthropogenic emissions (for details, see Cawley, 2011). The fact that the net natural flux is negative clearly shows that natural uptake has exceeded natural emissions every year for the last fifty years at least, and hence has been opposing, rather than causing the observed rise in atmospheric CO₂.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10...

It is true that the fluxes between the oceans and atmosphere depend on temperature, so all things being equal, one would expect atmospheric CO₂ to rise in a warming world.

However, the thing the fake-skeptics normally ignore is that CO₂ solubility increases with increasing difference in the partial pressures of CO₂ between atmosphere and surface waters.

In the real world, all things are not equal, our emissions have caused a difference in partial pressures, which is increasing the oceanic uptake, which more than compensates for the temperature driven change in fluxes.

http://www.nature.com/nature/j...

The human-caused origin (anthropogenic) of the measured increase in atmospheric concentrations of CO₂ is a cornerstone of predictions of future temperature rises.

As such, it has come under frequent attack by people who challenge the science of global warming. One thing noteworthy about those attacks is that the full range of evidence supporting the anthropogenic nature of the CO₂ increase seems to slip from sight. So what is the full range of supporting evidence?

There are ten main lines of evidence to be considered:

1. The start of the growth in CO₂ concentration coincides with the start of the industrial revolution, hence anthropogenic;
http://radioviceonline.com/wp-...

2. Increase in CO₂ concentration over the long term almost exactly correlates with cumulative anthropogenic emissions, hence anthropogenic;
http://scrippsco2.ucsd.edu/gra...

3. Annual CO₂ concentration growth is less than Annual CO₂ emissions, hence anthropogenic;
http://www.globalcarbonproject...
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10...
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/by_new/b...

4. Declining ¹⁴C ratio indicates the source is very old, hence fossil fuel or volcanic (ie, not oceanic outgassing or a recent biological source);
http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelber...

5. Declining ¹³C ratio indicates a biological source, hence not volcanic;
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossr...

6. Declining O₂ concentration indicate combustion, hence not volcanic;
http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports...

7. Partial pressure of CO₂ in the ocean is increasing, hence not oceanic outgassing;
http://serc.carleton.edu/eslab...

8. Measured CO₂ emissions from all (surface and beneath the sea) volcanoes are one-hundredth of anthropogenic CO₂ emissions; hence not volcanic;
http://www.agu.org/pubs/pdf/20...

9. Known changes in biomass too small by a factor of 10, hence not deforestation;
http://www.globalcarbonproject...
http://www.globalcarbonproject...

10. Known changes of CO₂ concentration with temperature are too small by a factor of 10, hence not ocean outgassing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

The current, and ongoing, increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration is due to human industrial activities. In scientific circles this is the climatological equivalent of the Earth being round - a fact so plainly obvious and supported by such a vast body of scientific evidence that to question its reality is absurd.

It quickly becomes clear that it is the humans who have caused the rise in CO₂ levels, by burning fossil fuels in the twentieth century. Every other hypothesis makes a host of predictions that do not pass the test of the evidence.

Arctic Sea Ice Decline
http://tamino.wordpress.com/20...

World Bank - Is Climate Change a Myth?
http://blogs.worldbank.org/fut...
 
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State Department Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline

EcoWatch | January 31, 2014 4:35 pm |

The State Department today released the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project.

The controversial project would carry as much as 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The State Department’s Final Supplemental EIS concluded that the pipeline wouldn’t increase the rate of extraction of tar sands and thus isn’t likely to significantly increase carbon pollution.

“The idea that this pipeline would pose little environmental risk is laughable. If built it will transport the dirtiest fuel on the planet across six states and hundreds of waterways,” said Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace. “The risk of oil spills and increase in pollution that this pipeline will cause is unacceptable.

“Building this pipeline would be like adding 37 million new cars to U.S. roads. There is nothing insignificant about that. Why invest in oil infrastructure at all, when the cost of renewable energy like wind and solar continues to plummet?”
The Final Supplemental EIS provides a technical assessment of the potential environmental impacts related to the proposed pipeline and responds to the more than 1.9 million comments received since June 2012.

“Tens of thousands of people across North America, from tribal leaders to ranchers, farmers and landowners, have spoken out, stood up and even been arrested to stop this environmental threat and protect their critical water supplies,” said actress and activist Daryl Hannah.

“It is clear that the President must stop this project and invest in clean energy in the interests of a livable planet and future generations.”

Last June President Obama warned of the dangers of climate change and said the Keystone XL pipeline would only be in the national interest if it “does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.” The State Department and independent experts have already determined that the Keystone XL will vastly increase tar sands development in Alberta, Canada. Acclaimed climate scientist Dr. James Hansen has said Keystone would be “game over” for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

“Keystone XL will transport nearly a billion barrels of highly toxic tar sands oil through America’s heartland each and every day for 50 years or more—only to have much of it refined and exported,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Along the way it will crush some of the last habitat for endangered species like the swift fox and whooping crane. It’ll pollute water used by millions of people and emit as many greenhouse gases as 51 coal-fired power plants.”

Last year the Center for Biological Diversity released a report on the risks posed to endangered species by Keystone XL and a video highlighting the dangers of oil pipelines—a key point given the State Department’s estimate that the 1,700 Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline will spill at least 100 times during its lifetime.

In response to the release of the Final Supplemental EIS and the fact that Canadian officials knew about it days before, Chris Lehane, a top adviser to clean energy philanthropist Tom Steyer, had this to say:

“In addition to the fact that they ignored the science, interagency criticism, basic economics of the industry and TransCanada’s own recent admission that the pipeline is the key to opening up the tar sands, the fact that a foreign oil company and foreign government were given critical intelligence ahead of everyone else tells you all you need to know about how useless this EIS is for Secretary Kerry.”

If such insider information had been leaked by a public corporation, it would generate an insider trading investigation. Given that a foreign oil company and its lobbyists appear to have received proprietary information before it was shared with the American people demands an answers. We call on the State Department Inspector General to open up an investigation immediately. Where there is smoke there is fire.”

The Final Supplemental EIS does not approve or deny the proposed project. It’s now up to the Presidential Permit review process to focuses on whether the proposed Keystone XL pipeline serves the national interest. The review process will take into consideration the following factors: energy security; environmental, cultural and economic impacts; foreign policy; and compliance with relevant federal regulations and issues.

In making the final decision, the State Department, as identified in Executive Order 13337, will consult with the Departments of Defense, Justice, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, Energy, Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A 30-day public comment period will begin on Feb. 5, and close on March 7. The public and interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.

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 ENERGY, INSIGHTS, KEYSTONE XL, PIPELINES
Keystone XL is a Sucker’s Deal For America and a Steal For Foreign Oil Interests

Tom Steyer | January 27, 2014 5:09 pm |

For years, TransCanada has been selling the Keystone XL pipeline to Americans with all of the enthusiasm of a used car salesman—and using all of the same tricks. However, one myth is more egregious than all the rest: this pipeline will enhance America’s energy independence.

Apparently, Big Oil lobbyists and politicians take Americans for a bunch of suckers.

Here’s the truth: Keystone XL won’t make America energy independent. It will threaten our land and livelihoods to pump Canadian tar sands’ heavy crude through America and out to foreign countries, like China.

So who will benefit from Keystone XL? Companies backed by the Chinese government have recently become some of the biggest players in Canadian tar sands development, investing nearly $30 billion over the past few years. China now holds 100 percent of Nexen, a tar sands and shale gas company, and also has major stakes in McKay River, Dover, Long Lake and other Canadian tar sands projects. And the Keystone XL pipeline would give them easier access to Canada’s energy resources, providing more power for China’s economy and more carbon pollution for the world.

And what do the American people get out of the deal? Higher gas prices in the Midwest and only 35 permanent jobs. Not to mention the risks to our farms, towns and drinking water.

There has been too little focus on the real winners of the Keystone XL pipeline: foreign countries like China. That’s why we engaged our online community to run a national television ad, “Suckers,” during President Obama’s State of the Union address.

We need to ask elected officials supporting Keystone XL whether they’re willing to put their constituents and our environment at risk so that foreign oil tycoons get a better return on their tar sands investments. Keystone XL backers will keep trying to sell us a sucker’s deal; it’s up to us to say no.

Visit EcoWatch’s KEYSTONE XL and TAR SANDS pages for more related news on this topic.
            PLEASE ALL, THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT FOR ANY OF US TO DO, GATHER YOUR FAMILY-FRIENDS-COMMUNITIES LOCAL AND AFAR, AND ASK THEM TO PRIORITIZE WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW UNTIL MARCH 30, 2019, FOR THE NO NATO RALLY IN FRONT OF THE US WHITE HOUSE ON MARCH 30!

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              we had a nice vigil at Port Townsend, WA tonight w/sincere folks sharing in a variety of ways from good conversation, music, to the reality of being organized by many to do what it takes peacefully to resist, if you allow Keystone XL to go ahead, Barack, with such dysfunction of the FEIS report.

                            port Townsend, WA vigil saying NO to keystone xl

           people have no interest in wasting good energy, we know the sensitivity it takes for what sustains us + we will accept nothing less..

                                 sadly my camera broke + blurred my nice photos.

    Thank you, Kees + your folks from Fossil fuel Action Northwest along w/ folks from Credo Action + Sierra Club + many more acting on their own.

      Kees objective tonight was to hold President Barack Obama accountable for his words that he would stop the Keystone XL if FEIS report would find that the Carbon emission would be increased, + it has.

i see people very interested in stopping this + they are prepared to do what it takes peacefully to resolve.

  i would like people to know that we at i come to talk storyhave worked hard to build a community solution for all communities to reflect via a tool we are presently restructuring. as we are presently studying Google Apps for ED for non profit. so we ask you to come take a review of our `plan + come aboard to make it happen.

  for we are not interested in continuing to exert energy in a fragmented manor, rather we feel every community needs to fine tune its support + prioritize the reality of how each is effected by whom as locals start  as we suggest by restoring their natural local food sovereignty. yes people to people once again regaining human functions that produce mental clarity + physical strength.

     in do_in this correctly, sound science fuels the path to prioritize misuse/abuse. so those left behind are given support + those leaving negative effects are held accountable as we support each to walk their path as they build it into their opening, but this time no footprint left.

  fortunately we have locals, indigenous + natural traditional engineers to start this process so technologically we co_evolve back into working with simple respect for mother earth + the life that sustains us all.. + where we have these food desserts we can bring one is or use virtual training tools to locals to self develop, not just do it for them..

    we have too many scars to learn from as well aid if given wrong only interferes in ones ability to self develop. so in living local, globally we share the uniqueness of this planet +beyond. harmonizing as each live local.

        do you realize this attitude adjustment.. sadly many legislators do not, + this is where if we welcome them w/our local students to do their walkabout together, network, they then can aid filling in these worn torn links as they come back to locals eye to eye + redefine what each communities potential is....

   + our idea is for locals once organized working w/their students to then welcome them into the local tapering transition. as they together define facts of what can be. as each community restores it`s ecological sustainable working community. as they reflect w/the proposed tool we are building. via those self reliant communities, even though we will be gathering these realities in fragments from the many good sensitive skilled folks that are simply living in respect w/ the natural world.  + w/like ecosystem, season + subject. giving them the chance to see the many solution oriented options we have globally to work with.

   giving us yet transparency so as to redefine the local enhanced potential. as we start w/Prof Miguel Altieri`s agro-ecology, giving us a sense of our bio diversity realities, protecting the species we all are interdependent on. as we simply gain respect for mother earth, + link our genetic biodiversity.

   Keystone XL is just one of the many false green + war mode economies we need to juggle. But if we work 1 at a time, we can simultaneously do many. showing as in Tom`s email below, + Rees request above, we then can use sound science to over ride the bad science that has allowed such negative manipulation. + we can do it in every community so we are organized to act in real time. + we all deserve to here this truth. especially President Barack Obama that depends on his staff.

                       for every community has fragments + we are uniting + organizing.

     so it is up to us to not accept this dysfunction + request that the FEIS report be redone w/transparency along w/good science that we have now.

                  this is the only way we all can most efficiently work thru this. especially when we have a 30 billion dollar investment from China, 2.5 billion or so spent already which who in their right mind would do that unless they where quite comfortable knowing things would go their way.. awaiting for Barack to make his report, meanwhile part of it is already being worked.

    their are so many missing pieces here, that it is impossible for us to be clear w/it or any of them, so we are clear of a new way to continue. as each community does their own plan knowing well we can hold self accountable if we unite w/local institutions as Barack stated he would have VP Joe Biden do in his State of the Union Speech, w/communities as they restore their community colledges to fulfill their working needs, in so many words. but this i do not like unless we take part for the natural enehnaced potential to be the fueling guide, not the profits as even President Bill Clinton beign such a business person, appearing to think that that will resolve all.

  well it doesn`t, rather a wallmart opening everywhere the way they do business now is not the answer. our ideas will have students equate this misuse/abuse on a social economic scale w/tallies. as they define the effects we each leave, + support to aid people to regain their center + sharpen their dull sensors, heal + self develop as they network via our platform we propose. explore what energy source best w/small scale planning that works within mother earth`s enhanced limits, as each do a local `plan land fresh water to sea use review.

  that then co_evolves the local curriculum as the community is restored to it`s enhanced potential + maintained by locals.

  but we must make sure that how we co_evolve this transition as students/communities work together rewriting curriculum as they restore their communities, is down w/traditional engineering by sustainable locals. that is sound science. that then can be worked technologically as it retains values that pertain to our life + all life that sustains ours.
   
    these principles have been put on the back burner as people w/dull sensors are fragmented, building neuro networks unable to comprehend this, so we must give them compassion + students can give this aid for them to rethink. yet rid the dysfunction they created before leaving their position or changing their policy, etc. this is how we will rid the dysfunction locally + afar.. as we learn to hold our self accountable using mother earth as the rule of law.

  this is what has not happened to date, leaving many in the fog w/out work due to the many layers they are lost in of disassociated energy, that we can harness. but it takes us all to focus direct together step by step so each community defines it`s identity ecologically, bio culturally w/it`s potential to restore it`s bio diversity. that in many environments have already been depleted or in process. leaving people w/no innate energy of life to self develop with. this can be restored.

  same as i mention the UN Sustainable Energy For All program, as that needs to be assessed for some of the same principles that have depleted are now their. have they co_evolved??

  we feel it is more efficient to set this debate in our tool proposed. so people have an idea of how best to rebuild w/the transparency of the many options many have. while yet many are left w/out.

  we can do this together + that which has exceeded mother earth`s enhanced limits can open many positions to bring every local community back into harmony ASAP. + support each to find their path as they build it into their opening, w/no footprint.. so this is the route we are on + as i told many, we share + welcome your support to make it happen faster, for we are a small group working w/limitations, yet you folks have the support, yet appear to function also w/fragments.

        we all need to work together making space for each other vs. so preoccupied in our own agendas. as many seek for answers yet don`t talk about how. we have the how.

+ we need over head expenses covered, tools + ability to hire, be paid our self, etc. for we do not do hedge funds, etc. that are unethical.  Google is giving us a good opportunity to reach out for donations to do all this.
       so lets see what is needed..

    i share email from Tom today

   The State Department's FEIS is based on the flawed premise that the Canadian tar sands will be developed no matter what — despite statements from industry executives who say they need the pipeline to ramp up production. It also ignores estimates that Keystone XL’s carbon footprint is the equivalent of more than 50 new coal plants — clearly failing the President’s climate test.
 
The FEIS has some serious oversights and can't be trusted. We cannot allow President Obama to make this critical decision based off of a defective document — he deserves better than that.
 
Add your name and urge Secretary Kerry to launch an independent and transparent review of the FEIS today.
 
                         http://action.nextgenclimate.org/secretary-kerry
 
Thank you,
 
Tom Steyer

Tom`s letter to Sec John Kerry

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today,

NextGen Climate Action President Tom Steyer sent the following letter to Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the State Department's Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline.
February 2, 2014
Secretary John Kerry
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW 
Washington, DC 20520
Secretary Kerry:

I am sure you know that I have the utmost respect for the leadership you bring to the State Department when it comes to addressing the challenge of global climate change.

At his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, President Obama made clear the Administration's position when he stated that climate change is a fact.

For those of us in California experiencing an historic drought, as well as for those across the country who have been dealing with extreme weather, climate change affects us every day – impacting our economy, our health and our welfare.

Many of us have been heartened to hear that amidst your many pressing responsibilities, you intend to take an active role in advising the President on his decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.
In light of the concerns enumerated below, I urge you to launch an independent and transparent review of the work product contained in the Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) released last Friday.

Of particular concern are FEIS conclusions that conflict with and are contradicted by tar sands industry executives who confirm that they need the pipeline in order to continue to develop the tar sands and to reach international markets. The FEIS fails to consider that construction of the KXL pipeline is a necessity to fully maximize extraction of tar sands.

Attached is an analysis of such assertions by tar sands executives, which includes such statements as:
"If Canada fails to develop its oil sands now — and fails to build the pipelines to move it to market — the opportunity could vanish for decades, two industry executives warned Wednesday." "Oil sands development is now or never, industry executives say," Toronto Star, 1/15/14
 
"If there were no more pipeline expansions, I would have to slow down," the Cenovus executive told The Globe and Mail's editorial board. "Oil industry rebuts 'trash-talking' celebrity critics," The Globe and Mail, 1/15/14

"The pipeline has to be done," [Total] Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie told reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "Total CEO Urges Keystone Approval To Unplug Alberta Bottleneck," Bloomberg News Service 1/22/14

These assertions reinforce the findings by NextGen Climate Action in late November of last year which demonstrate the pipeline is the economic key to unlocking the tar sands and, as such, will lead to more pollution in the air than would be generated if the pipeline was not built.
 
Both the statements from the tar sands executives and the NextGen Climate Action report make clear the pipeline would fail the test established by the President during his speech at Georgetown last June: that no project that increases the amount of air pollution will be approved.

However, and despite the fact that some of the aforementioned assertions from tar sands executives were made as recently as last week, it does not appear that any of these representations were considered in the FEIS.
 
How can the foreign companies who stand to financially benefit from the approval of the KXL pipeline assert that the pipeline is the key to their ability to develop the tar sands without these assertions being considered material to this report? This was a report that was designed to analyze exactly this issue of whether or not the pipeline would affect the development of the tar sands.

TransCanada and the tar sands lobby has time and time again justified the development of the pipeline by making the public policy argument that the pipeline would support U.S. oil independence.  But TransCanada has refused to commit to keeping the refined oil in the United States.

However, as you are aware from your time in Congress, while TransCanada's CEO has asserted that "every" drop of crude would stay in the United States, company officials have refused to testify to this when appearing before Congress. And to this day, TransCanada has refused to explain whether or not the refined oil will be shipped to economic competitors such as China, which has a significant investment in the project.
The failure to address the assertions made by tar sand oil executives that the pipeline is the key to unlocking the tar sands is the latest in a series of problems. Together, they make it clear it would be a disservice to President Obama, to our country and to the resolution of climate change to use the FEIS as a trusted document.
 
These problems include:

The hiring of a TransCanada contractor – Environmental Resources Management (ERM) – to write the FEIS.
ERM's problematic representations about its ties to the tar sands industry on its conflict of interest disclosure form.

The Inspector General's investigation into this deception, an action taken only after persistent pressure from public interest groups.

Additional conflicts (here, here and here) that have come to light since the Inspector General's investigation began.

Repeated quotes (e.g., here and here) to news outlets from named and unnamed staff members at the State Department boasting of "rigorous conflict of interest procedures…" that "… ensure that no contractors or subcontractors have financial or other inappropriate interests in the outcome of a project." This assertion continued to be made even after the Inspector General's investigation was announced.

The unsurprising tilt of the draft FEIS toward ERM's client, TransCanada.

The interagency criticism (here and here) that the draft EIS drew because of its deep flaws.

The nearly identical nature of the final FEIS to the draft EIS, despite significant, contradictory information coming to light after the draft version was issued. This includes ignoring the realities of tar sands transportation, and estimates that Keystone XL would produce the pollution equivalent of more than 50 coal plants – an amount no serious expert thinks can be meaningfully offset. It also ignores the $30 billion in investment by companies backed by the Chinese government.

The apparent rush to get the EIS out the door before the Inspector General's investigation was complete – despite a recent request by over 20 House members asking that the FEIS be held until the investigation was completed.

And, in addition to this litany of issues that should disqualify this FEIS report from being used as a trusted document, there is now a report in the Canadian Press that seems to indicate officials in Ottawa were provided with the assurance that they would receive the favorable FEIS that they had lobbied so hard to secure. I have long said that Keystone is a pipeline that runs through — but no to — the United States. If the press reporting is accurate, it would now appear that foreign interests have a direct pipeline into the decision-making process of the U.S. government, which is simply unconscionable.

For all of these reasons, especially in the context of global climate change, it is critical that an independent and transparent review of the FEIS, and the process undertaken for its preparation, commence immediately. It is inappropriate and unfair to provide President Obama — who has stated that climate change is a fact and even articulated a clear test for the approval of a project such as the KXL pipeline – with a report that is not only on its face defective, but which has suffered from a process that raises serious questions about the integrity of the document.

Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.

Regards,
Tom Steyer
SOURCE NextGen Climate Action

  after more study here seeing as in whistle blower Votes facts are not also being used makes me state my position;

    which i have been very clear to all that we can make this happen, but considering how it should happen is another issue. stopping ecological abuse in 1 direction to be stuck in a delusion perspective w/false green energy is another, as w/Al Gore making his funds as he has, then to see him supporting the Sustainable Energy For All is not what we want to see. unless major mindsets change.

same w/those who have gained on hedge funds as you Tom. I`m not poor for the hell of it. rather i just can not be bought, + i know what took us down in 2008. so unless i see clearly which direction you folks think you are going w/your ideas to resolve, i can no longer support you.

   i proposed in my work + i`ve put it pretty much on the front page crudely, due to working over time on this. which once we get some donations we will clean this up. but point is our plan resolves climate change most energy efficiently w/ humane consciousness.

    meaning once we do our `plan w/ funds needed, we will be doing all we can humanly possible working `boon w/the natural world that sustains us all.

any of you thinking you want to continue working for Climate Change is truly deviating from the reality of resolving it. that only continues a subjunctive mode. when yet our `plan is indicative as we cover a variety of realities to get us focus directing together only in general terms for each to be protected locally + do their individuality of living local.

  yet together the tool will help us respond to early signs w/gentle bells. not like the good work we did w/stopping GMO then to have Facebook cancel the folks that organized globally.

            once we do what we plan no pone will stop us. + it is inefficient for any to not want to link w/us to make this happen. for it only helps us each co_evolve our potential do_in our part for humanity.

  so please rethink + let me know your ideas of energy alternatives, for we no way will support large grid systems anywhere. nor large fields of alternative energy leaving locals unable to maintain their local community. nor will we get hung up on Climate Change. for only once we are calm asserting our self daily w/ what sustains us, will we have a good night sleep enabling us to awaken w/new neuro networks to truly understand the simple respect that is needed for all life. so people can gain support to sharpen their dull sensors understanding how we allow it to happen to our self.

sorry you have the wrong lady. i know what i am working for + Port Townsend has much to offer + i feel the sensitivity we want to share can be further built here, w/families. using this as a great tool for others to reflect with, as they get triggered to rethink.

   we have worked hard so i am redirecting, + would like to fund raise while i am here, so please let me know what we can do together..

your feedback will be welcomed. i will be in Port Townsend for a few months + i look forward to having further discussions on moving forward w/all this.

if you want to talk privately about this please call + leave a message; 360-450-3749 + i will get back or email; kareje@ictts.org

peace is our option is we get real w/our self..

thank you for what you can do, + for what you are do_in..

i`ve tried to share i come to talk story while respecting Credo + Rees` agenda here today. the connections were good even though today i did not feel it was appropriate to announce to all about our project in the building, considering time was important here today..

  but i did feel many wanting to do more for the bigger picture, yet unaware, so i do want to have some more gatherings while here in PT sharing how i come to talk story can resolve all this. collectively working together where appropriate. globally, sharing how to live local so we gain more transparency, knowing how to reflect + be more effective changing the dysfunction within our self, locally + afar.. + PT folks are good at that..

warm wishes, kara j lincoln
            PLEASE ALL, THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT FOR ANY OF US TO DO, GATHER YOUR FAMILY-FRIENDS-COMMUNITIES LOCAL AND AFAR, AND ASK THEM TO PRIORITIZE WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW UNTIL MARCH 30, 2019, FOR THE NO NATO RALLY IN FRONT OF THE US WHITE HOUSE ON MARCH 30!

                             PLEASE SHARE!

                      http://no2nato2019.org

https://www.ictts.org/say-no-to-nato-war-and-racism-hands-off-venezuela   

  PLUS THIS CONTINUES AFTER MARCH 30, 2019 UNTIL NATO ENDS!      

                     Peace is an option if we share it,
            patches`+ pockets` everywhere are linking,
good folks are building this network along with their community,
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   Please see our new Subcategories on URGENT UPDATE SUBJECTS (UUS) on the right side, so as to help ASAP the many left behind/or on the run now, as we welcome all to post on this `transitional shift message board (`tsmb).

   Humanity has solutions please share yours, so all needs can get met along w/the local `plan of each community, sharing in solidarity, globally, so all get one's needs met, fueling each to get out of the survival mode and into being a mindful participant, as we all work this `transformation needed in every community now to prepare for global weather getting worse!

    We are ending these scars from repeating, how? To start by sharing agro_ecological solutions, ending Nuclear use except for medical use w/no half-life that can be recycled/ending US-NATO war mode + false green, toxic economies. And welcome all to interrelate and do ones local `plan, now to help!

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