Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

The Guardian: Keystone XL will have ‘no impact on climate change’, TransCanada boss says

Firm planning oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas targets climate change protesters' arguments on emissions

-By Associated Press

February 20, 2013- The company that wants to build a controversial oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said on Tuesday said that shutting down the oil sands at its source would have no measurable effect on global warming.

"You could shut down oil sands production tomorrow and it would have absolutely no measurable impact on climate change," he said.

Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada's president for energy and oil pipelines, said opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have grossly inflated the likely impact of the oil it would carry on emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.

The Atlantic Wire: Koch Brothers Want to Know Why Their Money Was Wasted

-By Elspeth Reeve

February 20, 2013- The massive amount of outside political spending unleashed by Citizens United did not, as feared, make it easier for rich people to buy an election. Instead, it showed that rich people are pretty dumb about politics. Take the billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch who are spending their 2013 figuring out why they the money they spent in 2012 was such a waste. They have already fired most of their 100 staffers at Americans for Prosperity, and they're now conducting an audit.

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