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Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Oil Spills

How much oil spilled into the ocean is enough?

How much of the food supply is be to sacrificed and how many critters have to die to feed this obsession with oil?

When will the rational & logical people of the world take control and say "We've had too many offshore oil spills and we've had too many pipeline leaks"?

>In China ConocoPhillips has failed to stop a leak that started in June.
>In Britain Royal Dutch Shell & Exxon/Mobil have a pipeline leaking..."
Oil leaked into the sea off the coast of Scotland for a seventh day..."
>"After 12 Oil Spills in One Year, TransCanada says Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Will Be Safest in U.S."... BULLSHIT!!!

People are going to Washington DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.
They will be trying to get Obama's attention (good luck w/that).

"A watershed moment for Obama on climate change..."
"The issue is simple: We want the president to block construction of Keystone XL, a pipeline that would carry oil from the tar sands of northern Alberta down to the Gulf of Mexico. We have, not surprisingly, concerns about potential spills and environmental degradation from construction of the pipeline. But those tar sands are also the second-largest pool of carbon in the atmosphere, behind only the oil fields of Saudi Arabia. If we tap into them in a big way, NASA climatologist James Hansen explained in a paper issued this summer, the emissions would mean it’s “essentially game over” for the climate. "

Stop the Pipeline!
"From August 20th – September 3rd we’re planning a peaceful protest in Washington DC to defuse the largest carbon bomb in North America."

No Pipeline, No Tankers, No Tar Sands
This one on the BC coast.

Can we expect reason to be employed in the decision to stop the Keystone XL pipeline or will the decision be perverted by corrupted cronyism?

This from Mother Jones...
"Several environmental groups have recently raised concerns about the ties between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the lead lobbyist for the international oil services company TransCanada.

Friends of the Earth, Corporate Ethics International, and the Center for International Environmental Law are seeking a record of all communication between Clinton's office and that of Paul Elliott, who served as the national deputy director in her 2008 campaign and now serves as the director of government relations at TransCanada. The initial Freedom of Information Act request was denied. A new request was submitted in late January.

Clinton raised ire among environmental groups and some senators last fall when she indicated that the pipeline was likely be approved despite the fact that the evaluation of the environmental impact of the proposal is still underway."

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