Council Member O'Brien Will Urge His Colleagues to Take a Stand Against Seattle's Arctic Drilling Deal

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This brouhaha should be wonderfully interesting and also mostly irrelevant.
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I'm pretty sure that if I were convicted of eight felonies, the feds would sieze all of my assets used in the commission of the crimes, including my boat, and I would serve some serious prison time. Shell has invested $5 billion in this crazy operation, and they only get a $12 million fine?
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Do we expect the Tim Burgess city council to push back against the corporate overlords with no support from Ed and several council members abandoning office this year? Hmmmm...
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Who expects any discussion of fuel/energy issues at City Hall is honestly relayed to the public? Decisions still made behind closed doors and a patina of friendly relations, all trying to remain cool while the City is sold out to drill-baby-drill honcho oil well managers spilling poisonous refuse wherever they're allowed to piss on the planet.

Please discuss a Keystone XL Pipeline argument:

If we're going to build pipe, build half the distance through less sensitive habitat, Oklahoma to Dakota Bakkan fields. Reduces hazards of rail transport and terminal operation; reduces demand for off-shore drilling in the Gulf; reaches world market, jobs in safety upgrades on domestic petro facilities, fuels find more domestic uses.
Build Keystone to Dakota.

Tell Warren Buffett that Oregon and Washington want $5 Billion in damages for environmental and economic messes his BNSF boys leave and continue to leave behind. Bakkan shipment redirected off rails, in pipe to fuel/oil facilities in Texas. Question: How would the absence of Bakkan fuels affect Pacific NW port planning? An affect something like an economic monkey wrench perhaps? Seattlers, meh.