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US Senate passes bill to permit gas pipe in Alaska's Denali park

platts -- The US Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow a natural gas pipeline to be built through the Denali National Park in Alaska.

"A natural gas pipeline route through the park would not only be less expensive to build, but could also take advantage of the existing utility corridor, preventing disturbances to wildlife and environmental impacts on undisturbed lands further to the east or west of the park boundary," Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican-Alaska, said in a statement Wednesday.



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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 4:40:17 AM

OOXXFF: me too.
1006
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:51:35 AM

this a great day in history
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If there's a spill, things could get ugly quick.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2013 12:09:45 AM

US Senate passes bill to permit gas pipe in Alaska's Denali park? “Take advantage of the existing utility corridor, preventing disturbances to wildlife and environmental impacts on undisturbed lands further to the east or west of the park boundary.”
That says it all! Not only will it be less cost to build but less of an impact on wildlife and the land.
Make it so!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:43:45 PM


That's Lisa's story and she's sticking to it!

A shame as it defeats the whole puppose of our Denali National Park. Now some scheming Canadian pipeline corporations will pull an end play and piggyback on to this to get caustic Alberta tar sands bitumen to a sea port and on its way to China. How does this all benefit All of us in the USA?

[Edited by: NHLiveFree at 1/4/2013 12:45:24 AM EST]
Zonk
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:28:23 PM

Build the pipeline. Make sure all seams are COMPLETELY sealed.
naspa
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:20:26 PM

How about not building one at all.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:13:47 PM

More Pipes.
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:12:24 PM

Bad, bad move.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:10:42 PM

Good.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:08:33 PM

Once again everyone, understand that "Drill, baby, drill!" is code for "Export, baby, export!" Liquified natural gas is selling for a premium on the overseas market. The customers in this country won't see one BTU of that natural gas.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:07:58 PM

More pipe dreams.
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:07:27 PM

good, if it already follows other utilities.
RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:05:36 PM

Why not?
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:04:34 PM

I don't know if burying a gas line is such a great idea in Alaska. The permafrost is melting and causing the land to buckle and sink. Roads out there are starting to look like roller coaster rides.
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:04:23 PM

Amazing, the Senate actually did something right.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:03:04 PM

Old news
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:02:58 PM

Gee let's see if it really happens.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:02:42 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:02:38 PM

Go for it.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:01:48 PM

Hmmm...
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:01:45 PM

Amazing!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 9:00:25 PM

Great!!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:52:17 PM

Seems the best move for now, since it is already established.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:48:59 PM

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - seems like just yesterday we were worrying about that duck and goose that may get harmed
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:46:55 PM

Didn't the Senate just, like, get sworn in with new members? So, they just pass a bill without discussing it? Ho-kay!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:46:12 PM

Really?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:44:16 PM

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:43:15 PM

folks, do u really believe this gas will hit the lower 48? it is destined for overseas markets.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:43:12 PM

I think CNG vehicles would be better
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:40:34 PM

The resources aren't any good if you can't get them out.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:35:26 PM

drill baby drill
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:34:39 PM

doesn't sound like a good idea. Just spend the extra coin and build around the park. I mean National Parks are protected land for a reason.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:30:00 PM

Now we need NATURAL GAS BASED vehicles on our roads
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:28:58 PM

If the State of Alaska don't mind building it, I don't mind if they do.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:28:00 PM

That's good.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:25:51 PM

Did the Senators get the EPAs blessing on this deal?
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:22:45 PM

Good, now let's work on that 2013 budget.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:21:51 PM

we need oil for sure. Let's just hope that it will be done with the objectives of minimizing impacts on the wildlife and environnement and not only for profits...
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:21:22 PM

Maybe the park will collect fees and generate some income.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:21:04 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
carloco75
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:20:06 PM

In a park...hmmm...great place for it...
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:18:15 PM

Preventing disturbances to wildlife and environment - I think not!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:13:06 PM

a last ditch effort before the Senate regrouped
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:11:38 PM

The Senate actually approved a bill??
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:09:24 PM

Remarkable... the democratically controlled senate actually passed a bill that does not SHI... on the rest of the population. Now if they could only pass a budget as required by law for the first time in more than 4 years... then that would really be news.
Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:08:46 PM

I know we need the oil. However, Denali is a magnificent park & wildlife preserve. It would diminish a national treasure if there are adverse effects on the environment or wildlife.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:07:48 PM

It's all wait and see. We need the gas and some way to get it down south. So it makes sense to put it through an existing corridor. As for leaks - there's always a danger. So just do it safely!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:07:33 PM

A "pipeline through Denali" sounds more shocking than the reality. At least someone is using their head and plan to limit the impact of this pipeline by keeping it within an existing right of way.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 8:06:10 PM

Build it!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2013 7:59:29 PM

Still a lot of questions too this idea.
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