Pipeline Spills In Canada - - Two, Daily, For 37 Years - - Inform Keystone XL Decision
As the Obama administration considers allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the US with greater volumes of tar sand oil, and a catastrophic new toxic waste spill from tar sands operations seeped into Canadian forests for weeks unabated, the full record of Canadian pipeline breaks became known:
A recent Global News investigation found that over the past 37 years, Alberta’s extensive network of pipelines has experienced 28,666 crude oil spills in total, plus another 31,453 spills of a variety of other liquids used in oil and gas production — from salt water to liquid petroleum. That averages out to two crude oil spills a day, every day.Note also that Enbridge, another tar sand pipeline operator with a record of spills in Wisconsin and Michigan, wants to expand its capacity in Wisconsin.
I've said it before" The Extraction Industry lies.
More than Scott Walker, even.
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