Saturday, August 27, 2011

Proposed Canada-To-Texas Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Keeps Moving Forward

The pipeline, with its projected spills, is moving inexorably towards approval.

Remember that the route takes it over the nation's largest underground supply of fresh water.

The issue isn't if the pipeline leaks, or breaks. It's when, as that's the track record.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great news. The tar sands are a unique example of hydrocarbons formed naturally within the earth seeping upward, making a real mess out of the environment but at least allowing this valuable and efficient form of energy to be accessible. Cleaning the tar from the sands and transporting it contained in a steel pipe to where it can be utilized to enhance our lives has got to be one of the great environmental cleanup achievements of our time.

nonquixote said...

@Anon 7:04 AM

And WHEN the highly abrasive and highly corrosive, chemically diluted (to thin it enough to flow in a pipeline at all) sludge, under twice the pressure needed to pump normal crude (again to make it flow at all) pours through a break into the Ogallala Aquifer (see links) it will again be back into the sands, (incidentally, the main natural freshwater sand filter recharging the Ogallala) so to speak, but only this time being forever irretrievable, except through farm and city water systems mixed with the diminishing water levels left in this underground Lake Ontario.

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/habitat/ndsdeco/44a.htm

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6584.1975.tb03610.x/abstract

Either do your homework and find the facts or remember to add your snark or sarcasm tags to your comment, please.

Otherwise, you are simply too clever by less than a halfwit with that comment.

Annie K. said...

You want comments labeled?
I Am NOW ATTEMPTING WIT.
THAT WAS A JOKE, SON
SARCASM ALERT!
TEE HEE NAUGHTY ME!

If so then I demand a Lame Idea or perhaps Humorless Nit-Picker tag be required as well. How about an Emotional Taliban Member or Anal Retentive tag.
So many possibilities...

oh by the way if I had a
SATURATED WITH ARROGANCE AND CONTEMPT tag I guess I'd have to use it for the Dick and Jane book crowd.

Annie K. said...

and btw that was not me up there, I never use Anonymous. I'm just sayin'

STILL ROLLING MY EYES @ U

nonquixote said...

@Annie K.

Didn't think it was you, and I did say please.

"STILL ROLLING MY EYES @ U"

You're probably not the only one.

Tags, well, if an apology is in order, it is offered from me to you, but it is hard for me to distinguish between snark, ignorance and/or right-wing trolling without a program.

Anonymous said...

No wit or sarcasm intended, I am sincere in my assessment and the perceived threat to any aquifers is pure imaginative alarmism.

Climate said...

Tar Sands is NOT the solution. It will destroy the nature around affecting species living in the area, pollute our water, emmit tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere....
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