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Opposing Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

By Roy L Hales

A week has passed since Donald John Trump announced “the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone X L pipeline.” Disregarding opposition from local communities, Native Americans and environmentalists, Trump said “TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long over-due project with efficiency and with speed.” today a coalition of environmental groups opposing Trump’s Keystone XL pipeline decision responded by filing a lawsuit against the United States department of State.
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Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline

By Roy L Hales

He does not believe this project will make a meaningful long-term contribution to America’s economy, lower gas prices or increase America’s energy security. What it could do is undercut the nation’s global leadership in the fight against Climate Change. This morning, President Barack Obama Rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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TransCanada Asks For A Delay On The Keystone XL

By Roy L Hales

 In a letter to Secretary of State Kerry, the pipeline company claims this is necessary because of a dispute over the route through Nebraska. Critics claim the real reason is to avoid a potential rejection by President Barack Obama and put the final decision in the hands of the next U.S.  Administration. TransCanada asks for a delay on the Keystone XL pipeline.

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San Onofre: Why it happened & What MUST not happen now

By Roy L Hales

Take a very close look at the diagram above. Notice the words “Tube Burst,” “Tube Burst Criterion” and “Tube fails 95% Burst probability 1.35 year.” These are calculations as to how long the tubes in unit #2, at San Onofre Nuclear facility, would remain intact if the generator went online now. Generators are supposed to last supposed to last 30 to 40 years, not 1.35 years. This is not a normal situation, in which there is “no significant hazard.” Yet, 14 months after having to shut down because of the unprecedented wear in their generator tubes, Southern California Edison (SCE) is claiming they should be allowed to start the facility up again.
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