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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.


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Submitted Oct 29, 2012 By: drpepperTX
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 8:15:43 AM

"Makes me think of depleting the gene pool for some!"
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LOL, yes it does BUT then where would we get our entertainment from?
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:38:34 AM

So when soda doc says most of the fuel remains in the US, consider the source...(grin)
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:37:28 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
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:33:25 AM

...and the GOP
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:31:56 AM

And all the lies from the company

[Edited by: Gnusman53 at 11/1/2012 7:33:49 AM EST]
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:30:26 AM

Actually the bigger problem is what Transcanada and friends are doing to the property owners....
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:33:17 AM

Protesters amazing.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:29:13 AM

Very Interesting!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 7:57:21 AM

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

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

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:16:31 AM

Makes me think of depleting the gene pool for some!
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Timber!!!! Better have a thick mattress!!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:24:57 PM

help the pro owners out
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:22:07 PM

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.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:19:55 PM

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...
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:11:36 PM

a very weird situation...
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:11:20 PM

O come on!
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boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:11:05 PM

Wait them out. Work around them.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:10:38 PM

if only the pipeline builders would co-operate witht he land owners and hep them out.nawt gonna happen. : )
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:10:12 PM

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.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:09:28 PM

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.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:08:47 PM

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

civilized.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:08:42 PM

OK then!
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:08:37 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:07:53 PM

They just destroy trees without looking if then can leave them with just a bit of extra work.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:06:15 PM

Save the tree
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:06:12 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:05:39 PM

Just do it and we need lumber after this storm,stop worrying about trees.
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Rope off the area and starve them out.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:04:15 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:03:23 PM

Please stop hugging the trees, your going to get hurt.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 11:03:04 PM

Cut, baby, cut.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:56:11 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.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:55:35 PM

Funny.
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Let us split the trees.
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We need more refineries and more of our own oil.
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Hold on tight!
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Keep your tar sands in Alberta
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:40:23 PM

I am sick of hearing about Keystone XL.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:38:40 PM

Poor trees. Being molested by these fellas hugging them. Treeophiles.
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Acorns are not the only tree nuts in those woods.
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Let me guess... democrat Obama supporters?
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wow
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Shoot them out of the trees if they are trespassing.
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Pick him up after the tree is down.
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duhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:17:01 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.
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They will come down one way or another
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ok
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Those "tree huggers" better be holding on real tight when those trees get chopped down.
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 10:09:19 PM

Not in my trees.
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