Palin, a pipeline and the Canadian Connection

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Palin, a pipeline and the Canadian Connection


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment _ a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 _ emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Beginning at the Republican National Convention in August, the McCain-Palin ticket has touted the pipeline as an example of how it would help America achieve energy independence.

"We're building a nearly $40 billion natural gas pipeline, which is North America's largest and most expensive infrastructure project ever, to flow those sources of energy into hungry markets," Palin said during the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate.

Despite Palin's boast of a smart and fair bidding process, the AP found that her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent pipeline companies and ultimately benefited the winner, TransCanada Corp.

And contrary to the ballyhoo, there's no guarantee the pipeline will ever be built; at a minimum, any project is years away, as TransCanada must first overcome major financial and regulatory hurdles.

[url= Palins Pipeline Terms Curbed Bids[/url]

[url=]Trans Canada Corp wiki entry[/url]

[url=]TransCanada Official Website[/url]


Just caught that on Huffpo a few minutes ago. I hope this lets the Obama camp control the discourse as we get into the final stretch.

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Looks like this pipeline is basically to power the tar sands.

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George Victor

U.S.environmental politicos now in revolt against admitting tarsands products, so, no, Alaskan NG will surely go stateside.

Tarsands will depend on nuclear and Mackenzie Valley NG down the road, after consuming local stocks, unless we stop the bastards.