Friday, September 16, 2011

Drill and Spill

Via the NYTimes: This is a map of the US charting the known oil spills from pipelines in the last 10 years and the volume of them.

Since 1990, more than 110 million gallons of mostly crude and petroleum products have spilled from the nation’s mainland pipeline network. (Now there's more bubbling up from under the Gulf, around the Macondo Well. But they're never gonna stop, til it's all gone.)

More than half of it occurred in three states — Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana — where more pipelines exist.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT, and carefully read the legends and the charts.

The Obamanator and Miz Hillary are about to agree to another, massive, trans-Continental pipeline to pump tar-sands crude from Alberta, Canada, down to refineries in Houston TX, from whence it will be sold to the highest bidder.

I know the argument that, given the high volumes of material these pipelines transport, 100 MILLION GALLONS, spread over 50 states, really isn't THAT much.

But it doesn't TAKE much to thoroughly fuck up some place for a decade or so.

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