Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fresh Pipeline Leak In Canada; Firm Has Journal Sentinel Seal Of Approval

Remember that Journal Sentinel edit board vote of confidence for more pipeline capacity in Wisconsin for Enbridge, the tar sand crude oil shipper that has already spilled oil in Canada, Wisconsin, and a disastrous event in Michigan with a clean-up price tag above $700 million, too?

Seems the company has a fresh spill in Canada:

Oil Spill

CBC reports that a spill along a pipeline near Elk Point, Alberta released 1,450 barrels of crude oil. The pipeline is operated by Enbridge, Inc.
Authorities claim that no waterways have been affected and that a cleanup is underway.
In the U.S., Republicans have repeatedly pushed for an extension to the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States. Environmental groups have opposed the move, citing concerns about the effect oil spills could have.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not the crude that's important here. Spilling sandy tar is like making a big parking lot in the immediate area.

The problem is the diluent chemicals they have to add to make that tar flow in the pipes. Now that stuff can trash a place.