Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    2:17 PM

GasBuddy News Article

49
votes
Keystone XL pipeline work splits trees, divides opinion

Houston Chronicle -- WINNSBORO - Sitting in trees more than 40 feet above pipeline construction crews, two men have come up with an ultimatum.

"Until TransCanada can give me a legally binding document that they're not going to cut any of these trees down, I'm not coming down from here," said one of the men.

The problem, local residents say, is that the men are sitting in someone else's trees.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Oct 29, 2012 By: drpepperTX
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Keystone XL pipeline work splits trees, divides opinion Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
drpepperTX
Champion Author Texas

Posts:14,372
Points:1,525,170
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 9:15:43 AM

"Makes me think of depleting the gene pool for some!"
==================
LOL, yes it does BUT then where would we get our entertainment from?
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:11,586
Points:1,870,545
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:38:34 AM

So when soda doc says most of the fuel remains in the US, consider the source...(grin)
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:11,586
Points:1,870,545
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:37:28 AM

Remember they said the pipeline would bring MILLIONS of jobs.....

and when they were questioned about that total, it started shrinking.....to now about 4,000 temp jobs max......and just a few hundred permanent jobs
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:11,586
Points:1,870,545
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:33:25 AM

...and the GOP
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:11,586
Points:1,870,545
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:31:56 AM

And all the lies from the company

[Edited by: Gnusman53 at 11/1/2012 7:33:49 AM EST]
Gnusman53
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:11,586
Points:1,870,545
Joined:Feb 2004
Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:30:26 AM

Actually the bigger problem is what Transcanada and friends are doing to the property owners....
52MPG
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:10,499
Points:2,516,655
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:33:17 PM

Protesters amazing.
7SPEEDY7
Champion Author Flint

Posts:4,138
Points:1,362,370
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 9:29:13 AM

Very Interesting!
drpepperTX
Champion Author Texas

Posts:14,372
Points:1,525,170
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:57:21 AM

18andlife, the oil stays here and is refined here.

An "eyesore"?? The pipeline is buried underground.

bston
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,006
Points:1,417,450
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 1:16:31 AM

Makes me think of depleting the gene pool for some!
SparkieMi
Champion Author Kalamazoo

Posts:6,316
Points:1,341,695
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:29:24 AM

Timber!!!! Better have a thick mattress!!!!
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:5,011
Points:3,212,935
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:24:57 AM

help the pro owners out
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:8,760
Points:2,284,980
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:22:07 AM

At least we have clean trees for the huggers in Texas. Go hug one in NYC Central Park and you get all dirty - dirty wet right now.
us4usa
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:7,158
Points:1,561,975
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:19:55 AM

Just cut the trees down and if these boneheads want to save a tree tell them to eat a beaver or buy all the trees they want to plant paid for with their savings...
yakstar
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:5,415
Points:1,229,925
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:11:36 AM

a very weird situation...
JamesCalvin
Champion Author Lancaster

Posts:6,501
Points:1,290,860
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:11:20 AM

O come on!
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:5,007
Points:1,164,715
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:11:05 AM

Wait them out. Work around them.
nomad228
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:3,208
Points:592,275
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:10:38 AM

if only the pipeline builders would co-operate witht he land owners and hep them out.nawt gonna happen. : )
HawaiianGuy
Champion Author Idaho

Posts:12,731
Points:3,842,965
Joined:May 2003
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:10:12 AM

Nut cases. Cut the damned thing down...with them in it. That'll make other would-be tree sitters take notice and reconsider their future obstructionist antics.
18andLife
Sophomore Author Charleston

Posts:123
Points:17,860
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:09:28 AM

If, in fact, TransCanada is trying to ship dirty Canadian oil to China, why is that allowed? Gas prices are much higher in Canada than the United States. Why don't they use their own oil? Why doesn't the Prime Minister stop the project? Nothing about this makes any sense at all. Maybe I could support a project that supports my United States, but I doubt we will get any of that Tar Sands Oil. Sounds like somebody gets rich, and the USA gets used.

In natural gas, when you allow a gas well on your property, you receive free gas for life. At minimum the US should demand we get free oil as long as the pipeline exists, otherwise it is nothing but an eyesore on the face of America.
vibdata
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:5,136
Points:1,078,590
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:08:47 AM

Save the trees please. Nothing will stop the progress of civilization. It's so..........

civilized.
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,952
Points:1,315,395
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:08:42 AM

OK then!
Sisu58
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,249
Points:728,730
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:08:37 AM

OK.
tedjm1
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,609
Points:801,050
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:07:53 AM

They just destroy trees without looking if then can leave them with just a bit of extra work.
dumba55
Sophomore Author Chicago

Posts:192
Points:59,225
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:06:15 AM

Save the tree
TTQuattro
Rookie Author Indiana

Posts:72
Points:50,560
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:06:12 AM

ok
bababooey2
Champion Author Hartford

Posts:9,603
Points:2,078,545
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:05:39 AM

Just do it and we need lumber after this storm,stop worrying about trees.
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:5,955
Points:1,439,300
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:04:36 AM

Rope off the area and starve them out.
slkmoo
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:4,177
Points:1,079,545
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:04:15 AM

ok
TheeRedRam
Champion Author Hartford

Posts:6,293
Points:1,443,970
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:03:23 AM

Please stop hugging the trees, your going to get hurt.
ManOfLeisureII
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:5,020
Points:1,224,965
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:03:04 AM

Cut, baby, cut.
nomad228
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:3,208
Points:592,275
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:56:11 PM

i say let em cut em as long as they turn it into lumber for the owners of the land and plant new trees in their place outside the right of way for the pipeline. unlike the (columbia gas)natural gas companies who destroy trees and bushes and don't restore the land to the condition it was found before they set foot on your/my property and destroy it. don't trust any company to restore your property once they dig it up,or hack it down unless you have it in writing on a binding contract to restore your lands. otherwise you will have some devastated land useless for anything. blah blah blah get a contract signed infront of witnesses and a team of lawyers or they will be sorry.oh! i am all for the pipeline as long as they do it justly for all in it's path.
gass12
Champion Author Omaha

Posts:11,484
Points:3,073,905
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:55:35 PM

Funny.
papa56NC
All-Star Author North Carolina

Posts:725
Points:142,760
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:55:02 PM

Let us split the trees.
BCM1
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:1,944
Points:1,200,695
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:47:32 PM

We need more refineries and more of our own oil.
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:6,999
Points:3,241,355
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:42:31 PM

Hold on tight!
_Sparty_
Champion Author Denver

Posts:5,230
Points:1,466,580
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:41:08 PM

Keep your tar sands in Alberta
bonzoonfmb
Champion Author Florida

Posts:2,540
Points:888,110
Joined:Feb 2010
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:40:23 PM

I am sick of hearing about Keystone XL.
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:14,664
Points:2,543,460
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:38:40 PM

Poor trees. Being molested by these fellas hugging them. Treeophiles.
davenles
Champion Author Texas

Posts:6,413
Points:1,494,560
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:29:37 PM

Acorns are not the only tree nuts in those woods.
scubadaniel
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:4,519
Points:1,458,295
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:29:36 PM

Let me guess... democrat Obama supporters?
Is246
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:1,117
Points:872,670
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:29:29 PM

wow
blazerbob91
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:7,101
Points:2,604,535
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:24:01 PM

Shoot them out of the trees if they are trespassing.
Math6149
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:1,193
Points:2,441,635
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:24:00 PM

Pick him up after the tree is down.
gsayeg1
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:1,727
Points:246,205
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:21:14 PM

duhhhhhhhhhhhh
EvPv
Champion Author Maine

Posts:4,259
Points:1,038,900
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:17:01 PM

"If you own the property and you feel that you have something against it, that's fine," she said. "But if you're coming in from elsewhere, I just don't think that's proper."

Another thing: against tar sands oil then do not use ANY oil based products because they could be derived from tar sands oil.
I think when you realize what that includes you will either live in an earthen hut or cave with no electricity (or solar/wind generated only) or become reasonable with your concerns.

Oil products include: plastic (including tarps), rubber, nylon, most ropes, a major chunk of clothing this days. PLUS anything produced by someone else probably use oil to produce or transport the items.
metrojeep
Champion Author Fort Worth

Posts:5,593
Points:1,212,070
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:16:39 PM

They will come down one way or another
gerreg
Champion Author Nebraska

Posts:1,933
Points:2,353,820
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:16:00 PM

ok
FlogNut
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:117,895
Points:2,743,750
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:13:33 PM

Those "tree huggers" better be holding on real tight when those trees get chopped down.
Mudsprings
Champion Author Fresno

Posts:60,339
Points:3,851,400
Joined:Oct 2004
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:09:19 PM

Not in my trees.
serrog
Champion Author Nova Scotia

Posts:8,802
Points:2,287,015
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:09:04 PM

Hope the squirrels don't get them
Post a reply Back to Topics