Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Keystone Pipeline

EDITOR:

The approval of the vital Keystone Pipeline Project should be a slam dunk. We have a chance to create jobs, but more importantly, be come less dependent on mid-eastrn oil. If we don’t, this backyard oil will go to China. Their reckless use of oil will be far more damaging to the world environment than our use of it. Also, China will become more of a national security threat. Yet, our egomaniacal president refuses to budge on this issue. Scary.

BRUCE J. TEIE
Placerville

Letters to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 7 comments

  • Dink LaneMarch 20, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Right now North Dakota's Williston area has more than 6000 truckers hauling the oil extracted + another 6000 truckers hauling the toxic "Dirty Water"...... Don't worry, the 200 jobs for the pipeline (when it's in place) is BETTER than the 12,000 jobs the pipeline will kill.... Yeah, it's generating NEGATIVE 11,800 jobs....

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Jesus H ChristMarch 21, 2013 - 10:27 am

    When Congress guarantees the oil moving through the pipeline will stay in the United States I will be for it, 'til then, no way.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • chrispytahoeMarch 21, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    NO to the pipeline! It will NOT create long term jobs, it WILL send the oil over seas, it COULD result in an environmental disaster, it WILL result in higher gas prices. This letter writer is a wee bit underinformed. Gas prices are driven by speculation, not supply and demand.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • chrispytahoeMarch 21, 2013 - 5:20 pm

    FACT: by 2020, the US will be extracting more oil domestically than Saudi Arabia. We dont need no stinking pipeline.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • chrispytahoeMarch 21, 2013 - 5:29 pm

    WHERE THE US GETS ITS OIL TODAY: Domestic US: 38.8% Latin America: 19.6% Canada: 15.1% Middle East: 12.9% Nigeria: 5.2% Other: 3.1% Americans can be super-dumb. The auto industry has the ability to produce cars and trucks that get 3 to 4 times the gas mileage than what they offer us. But we happily fill up and chug around in oversized tanks doing our pointless errands and service sector job commutes. We will never will the battle against big oil and big auto because our culture has become LAZY.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 02, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    Why The Keystone Pipeline Will Actually RAISE Gas Prices In the U.S. - HERE

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 02, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    If Tyson Slocum's analysis had ANY reasonable basis in reality then Keystone would already have been approved as part of Obama's green high energy price strategy.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 72 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 23 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 9 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 9 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 20 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 4 Comments

 
.

Sports

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

 
Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8