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oil tar sands

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  • Democrat
    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Oil produced from tar sands is excluded from having to contribute to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (see MI Senator Carl Levin's Bill on tax loopholes). That is very good for Canada where the tar sands oil is being produced. And it is the worst kind of oil spill to clean up.
    Also, this oil is being piped to Houston so they can refine it before shipping it abroad. The problem is we already are having increased gas prices here in the US because of limited oil refinery capacity!! We get all the liability and little benefit beyond temporary jobs of building the pipeline.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    I understand what you are saying, but when this oil arrives and then gets purified in Houston, won't that make the cost prohibitive to whomever it is being sent abroad?