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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Alberta Oil Spill: MAGIC Cleanup
There has been another oil spill in Alberta...and for the record, here atIncoming Bytes, yes, I am seeing red. A very old pipeline that crosses a river has conveniently spewed some 3000 barrels of crude oil into the pristine waterway. That is, of course, if anyone should somehow believe it is "only" 3,000 barrels, or a half million liters of dirty, black oil.
All Canadians should be aware of this latest mess courtesy of the petroleum industry. The residents of Red Deer, Alberta, soon will be aware of it since they,-- all 100,000 of them, obtain their drinking water from the Red Deer River.
expect thatAlberta premier Alison Redford, and her "Environment Minister" will quickly don designer Hazmat suits, rubber boots and
rubber gloves, and get VERY busy scrubbing up the LATEST oil spill
FROM A LEAKING PIPELINE contaminating the Red Deer River. This is yet ANOTHER ugly oil spill from pipelines operated by Plains Midstream Canada.
We expect Alison and oil friendswill clean up EVERY DROP, since she reportedly said, in famous last words:
“In Alberta, this does not happen very often, and when it does we’re
able to get a handle on it quickly”
She also apparently believes “the situation is in hand.”
Doesn't that give us all a warm and
fuzzy feeling? The residents of Red Deer, Alberta, who get their drinking water
from this river must be delighted with this latest environmental disaster.
We suggest that Ms Redford
should take EVERY executive from this irresponsible industry WITH her
and clean up this " impossible to clean up" MESS-- and for once, face
the consequences and reality of their responsibility, close up and dirty.
part of "Dirty oil can not be completely removed from a pristine environment" do
they not understand? Which part of "Oil is a systemic poison to plants,
fish and wildlife" does this whole industry not understand? Which
part of "It is not a matter of IF, but WHEN a pipeline will fail" do
these people not understand? Canadians should be outraged and demand a review of all pipelines in the country. With hundreds of leaks, incidents, and accidents, the fact
is, the oil industry is out of control and reckless governments
continue to allow MORE pipelines.
The sad fact is, like all dirty crude oil
spills, ad nauseum, this mess will never be cleaned up.
Oh, wait, Ms. Redford and her government have a magic way of cleaning up oil spills. How comforting.
Our "governments" want to allow these people to build the Northern Gateway pipeline, and the XL pipeline --and knowingly gut environmental regulations to enable, and speed up the process? Readers of Incoming Bytes are encouraged to pay attention. We clearly have a problem.....
*--and no, I will not be posting any pictures of thissickening environmentalstupidity. I do not wish to make loyal readers of IncomingBytes sick to their stomachs. We already know what oil-coated wildlife looks like, courtesy of the oil industry.
Meantime, we'll just issue dunce caps and magic wands to all concerned.