Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Keystone pipeline not approved and people are already suffering because of our idiocy

                      Patients Are Already Suffering From Tar Sands, Nurses Say:   Though the Northern leg of Keystone XL has not yet been approved, Americans have already seen what can happen to public health from tar sands pollution, the nurses said. The Mayflower oil spill in Arkansas in 2013, which spilled 210,000 gallons of Canadian heavy crude oil, brought widespread dizziness, nausea, headaches, fatigue, nosebleeds, and bowel issues to those who lived near it.

 Rolanda Watson, a nurse from Chicago, spoke of a December 2013 event where her clinic had to be evacuated because of a cloud of petroleum coke — the black, sandy byproduct of tar sands that is generally stored in uncovered large piles. Since the piles appeared in Chicago, clouds of black dust have been swirling in the wind, and community members have complained of respiratory problems.

To me for the people to think there is any plus at all at our becoming energy independent they would want to see the price at the pump go down. 

That you know will never happen because it is not in the interest of oil companies. As they do now, whenever something good or bad happens that may or may not even affect the industry they raise prices. The world as a whole have become mice living and running on a clogged and polluted wheel never to get off till we die.

Tar sands oil is the dirtiest oil on earth. It requires clear cutting ancient forest, digging up the dirt, and using massive amounts of water and energy to extract oil from it.

The process leaves behind giant toxic lakes and has been linked to cancer in nearby communities. The proposed 2,000 mile Keystone XL pipeline would carry tar sands oil across major sources of drinking water and farmland in the United States.

Arkansas tar-sands spill was an accident 60 years in the ...

Spills and Leaks - Tar Sands - Tar Sands Solutions Network

Latest Pair of Oil Accidents Fuel Opposition to Keystone Pipeline

Average 250 Pipeline Accidents Each Year ... - DeSmog Canad:Cleanup efforts are currently underway in four separate oil spills that have occurred in the last ten days.On March 27th, a train carrying Canadian tar sands dilbit jumped the rails in rural Minnesota spilling an estimated 30,000 gallons of black gold onto the countryside. 

Two days later a pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower, Arkansas, sending a river of Albertan tar sands crude gurgling down residential streets. As lobbying efforts around the stymied Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines intensify, oil companies have been quietly loading their toxic cargo onto freight trains.

What the hell is wrong with us? Energy independence is not worth, not with this crud I mean crude. Wasn't the growing Gulf disaster enough? Exxon Valdez? We have multitudes of man made disasters every day. We are killing ourselves. What is wrong with us?

James m Joiner
Gardner, Ma 

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