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Wed Nov 19, 2014, 12:14 PM

Spills in Alberta in the past 4 mos -

*similar info cross posted in socialist progressives group*

As a socialist I am always concerned about labor, and jobs being created for people both in the US and ultimately worldwide. Ideally full-time jobs at a livable rate of pay. But this is probably the worst possible way to create 50 permanent jobs. At the very least let's invest in alternative, sustainable forms of energy.

Just in case you haven't been at Huffington Post to this week - this is important info:

Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 02:52 PM PST
There's Been HOW Many Pipeline Spills in Alberta in The Last Four Months??
by Gwennedd

Oct 3, 2014 Canadian Natural Resources Limited 11Km East of Delia 10,000 litres of Crude oil
Oct 5, 2014 Nexen Energy ULC 2.5Km SouthWest of Kinosis 5,800 litres of Toxic water
Oct 5, 2014 Cenovus Energy Inc 56Km East of Brooks 9,800 litres of Toxic water
Oct 5, 2014 Nexen Energy ULC 41Km SouthEast of Ft. McMurray 13,000 litres of Condensate
Oct 10, 2014 Husky Oil 30Km SouthEast of Vermilion 50,000 litres of Crude oil and 25,000 litres of toxic water
Oct 13, 2014 Arc Resources 5Km North of Redwater 150,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 11, 2014 TAQA North Ltd 44Km SouthWest of Spirit River 24,000 litres of Crude oil
Oct 14, 2014 Whitecap Resources Inc 37Km NorthWest of Sexsmith 10,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 15, 2014 Penn West Petroleum Ltd -14Km SouthEast of Slave Lake 52,000 litres Crude oil
Oct 14, 2014 Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd 26Km NorthWest of Vauxhall 8,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 17, 2014 TAQA North Ltd 32Km NorthWest of Rocky Mountain House 18,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 21, 2014 Harvest Operations Corp 20Km East of Galahad 200,000 litres of Toxic water
Oct 26, 2014 Apache Canada Ltd -9Km East of Zama City 50,000 litres of Toxic water
Total = Over 625,000 Litres of toxic crap spilled in Alberta for just the month of October and not one Mainstream media reports about it.

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Source here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/17/1345431/-There-s-Been-HOW-Many-Pipeline-Spills-in-Alberta-in-The-Last-Four-Months

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TBF Nov 2014 OP
oldandhappy Nov 2014 #1
Spazito Nov 2014 #2
SoapBox Nov 2014 #3
TBF Nov 2014 #6
ReRe Nov 2014 #4
Starry Messenger Nov 2014 #5
TBF Nov 2014 #7
Starry Messenger Nov 2014 #8
seveneyes Nov 2014 #9

Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 01:21 PM

1. Sad and awful

I have always sort of figured if I could not stand things here any longer, I could move to Canada. Seems as if Canada is destroying itself, also. End of unexplored fantasy. Why do we do these things? Why Why Why

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Wed Nov 19, 2014, 01:25 PM

2. Alberta is Texas North...

made up of, primarily, conservatives and libertarians. Oil is king, full stop, sadly.

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Wed Nov 19, 2014, 02:56 PM

3. I actually liked what Boxer said...

It's not about the pipe...it's about what is IN the pipe.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 03:32 PM

6. Exactly -

and this is so not worth it for 50 jobs. There are so many other directions we can go. Renewable energy - let's put some tax money into wind power for example.

This pipeline is just wrong on so many levels.

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Wed Nov 19, 2014, 03:27 PM

4. K&R

Dayam. Does anyone actually still live there? I can understand someone who lived there all their lives, like old folks, but how can anyone with children stay there?

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 03:29 PM

5. Let's repeat: ONLY 50 permanent jobs.

I don't think cleaning up toxic spills is a job creation project. I'm sorry some in labor have put their shoulder to this particular wheel--green jobs are what is needed, not this horrorshow.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 03:33 PM

7. The motive is always the owner's profit

and they will say whatever they have to (no matter how inaccurate) to trick people into supporting their profit-making endeavors

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Response to TBF (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 03:36 PM

8. Yep, but there are some folks I KNOW know better.

Just reminding them...

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 03:38 PM

9. Maybe express it in cubic centimeters instead of liters to add visual impact?

 

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