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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2011, 08:48:16 AM »
Enbridge oil spill in N.W.T. could top 1,500 barrels
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CALGARY — An oil leak in a remote area of the Northwest Territories could reach up to 1,500 barrels — substantially more than the four barrels originally reported by pipeline operator Enbridge Inc.

The Calgary-based pipeline operator said Monday its original estimate was based on oil found on land at the leak site, located about 50 kilometres south of Wrigley, N.W.T., and didn’t take into account seeping into the soil.


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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2011, 05:29:58 PM »
Keystone XL wont be able to detect pinpoint leaks quickly:
 
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...As DeSmogBlog’s Emma Pullman noted recently, TransCanada’s Keystone I pipeline was shut down for days by the EPA due to a high number of leaks – the Keystone I pipeline is currently averaging about 1 leak per month in its first year of operation. If their safety record for this pipeline is any indication, the Keystone XL could be riddled with just as many, if not more, problems... 

http://www.desmogblog.com/proposed-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-feature-woefully-inadequate-spill-detection-system
 
 
ETA: Even the Americans are telling us to clean up the tarsands:
 
http://www.canada.com/business/ambassador+Canada+Reduce+oilsands+environmental+impact/4910126/story.html

ETAA: various links and arguments about the pipelines:
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Environment/2011/06/09/Keystone-XL-conventional-thinking/
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2011, 06:39:49 PM »
There should be oil company logos on our flag instead of a maple leaf
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2011, 02:04:49 PM »
There should be oil company logos on our flag instead of a maple leaf

So true. Reminds me of the animated short, "Logorama".
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2011, 03:58:00 PM »
Sheldon Alberts about Nebraskans mostly against Keystone XL and environmental problems:
 
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/06/20/sheldon-alberts-you-can-offer-the-u-s-oil-but-you-cant-make-them-buy/
 
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/06/20/sheldon-alberts-proposed-pipeline-hampered-by-environmental-concerns/
 
It's always kind of amazing when the National Post actually has some good reporting on the environment.
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2011, 07:44:43 PM »
Especially by this guy, who seems to always get the agenda assignments
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2011, 07:50:57 PM »
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2011, 02:52:31 AM »
Wikileaks: Americans advised Canada to spin the tar sands and pipelines better:
 
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/07/13/268391/wikileaks-state-department-tar-sands-pipeline/
 
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2011, 06:35:39 AM »
 Signs point to US approval of oilsands pipeline
 
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The State Department has completed two environmental impact statements on the pipeline with the help of Cardno Entrix, an environmental consulting firm that has said its biggest clients include TransCanada Corp., the owner of the Keystone pipeline system.

I hadn't heard this before so I checked out the Cardno Entrix website.
Cardno, "an integrated professional services provider" acquired two US environmental consultancy firms, ENTRIX and ERI, on June 11, 2010.
ENTRIX listed TransCanada as a major client, along with the US Department of Energy. They have an office in Saskatoon.
 
From Cardno Entrix :
 
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USA Environmental Consulting Industry annual revenues are estimated at US$17.8 billion in 2010. The key industry growth driver is the increasing level of environmental protection legislation and focus on environmental issues. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill will lead to increased environmental regulation of the oil and gas industry and further increase environmental consulting revenues.
 

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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2011, 02:19:51 PM »
Time to go back to school.
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Re: Proposed pipelines and opposition
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2011, 11:55:31 AM »
Exxon Mobil's Silvertip pipeline that leaked into the Yellowstone River was carrying tar sands oil which is more corrosive to the pipes, though they claim that is not the kind of oil at the actual spill:
 
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/15/us-oil-spill-montana-idUSTRE76E6WN20110715
 
Joe Romm explains why they cannot be trusted:
 
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/07/07/262856/yellowstone-river-oil-spill-joe-barton-exxon/
 
http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/07/18/271777/exxon-ruptured-pipeline-carried-tar-sands-crude/
 
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 11:55:58 AM by Holly Stick »
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