Monday, July 29, 2013

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. 

1 comment:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I've said it before" The Extraction Industry lies.

More than Scott Walker, even.