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Tar Sands Spills: Over 1.5 Million Litres and Still Spilling!

Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection, pollution )

- 1699 days ago -
Right now there's an environmental crisis going on near Cold Lake, Alberta. There are four ongoing, uncontrollable spills that have been occurring for months at a tar sands operation, causing bitumen to seep into the environment and up to the surface.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:17 am

Sara P (57)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 10:24 am
Ah, another environmental tragedy, I'm so sorry to hear this Cher, I've just to hope that somebody will be able to do something very very quickly! Thanks for sharing.

. (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 10:34 am
I know the first one just after the Calgary Flood was caused not by ruptured lines but by faulty storage facilities. The oil firm is at a loss as how to contain this. Our PM and his good buddies at Enbridge still think running the #9 line from Sarnia to Montreal is a great idea. Then there's the fall back plan of using rail. How many disasters do we have to endure before it dawns on our political puppets that fossil fuels are dangerous and not worth the short term maximum profit?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 10:44 am
So tired of the way these big oil companies treat Earth with such disrespect. noted

criss s (4)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:29 pm

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:38 pm
I am very upset with Mother Nature! How dare she spill all this noxious, life threatening spills where innocent wildlife resides! Now IF ONLY dear wonderful Mother Nature were to does her "accidents" where the filthy rich POS/CEOs live I would be okay with that. Odd how these disasters never, ever occur where the rich live. Could it be the privileged are off the map somehow? A little/lot of conspiracy about what areas to avoid? The saddest part is that the death of wildlife means nothing to these CEOs, it is just a part of doing business. Loss of human life is also factored in their profit & loss statements. Just look at what big pharma does.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 12:48 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:26 pm
Terrible. Keep all tar sands oil and shale oil in the ground.

Kathleen R (138)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:52 pm
noted, read & shared

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 1:54 pm
Aurea - why are you upset with Mother Nature...she only reacts to what humans are doing to the planet. It's the frackers, he drillers, the miners - polluters all. It's Big Oil & Gas, among others.

Wonder if all the leaks and spills creating a monumental disater in so many places, will make either Canada or the US governments think twice about allowing more fracking...Naw, they're too much in the pockets of Big Oil & Gas.

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:05 pm
If it isn't oil, tar, o9r trash destroying our Earth. When will these fools ever learn?.. Sorry to think that the answer is never! Thanks Cher

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:33 pm
Thanks for submitting this.

. (0)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:40 pm
You read this feeling totally inadequate.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 3:56 pm
Thank you for the horrid news which illlustrates the critical need for stopping the Keystone XL!!! We have to stop it! (n, p, t)

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 4:59 pm
Thanks Cher.

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:58 pm
Thanks for the info. Cher.

The bastards responsible for selling th entire Tar Sands, and fracking for that matter, issue(s) ought to be tarred and feathered, and then some!

Yes, Allan Y., I know the feeling!!

Mitchell D (87)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:00 pm
Yes, Bryna...somebody know how to get this to Obama's attention? Must. Stop, Keybastards!

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 6:30 pm
Dear GGma I was being totally sarcastic in my Mother Nature comment. Am all too aware of what the greedy, sociopath CEO culture is doing to our planet. Thought my sarcasm was obvious, but if you read my entire post, yes I am furious at what a shithole we are leaving for future generations. That truly is the scariest thing of all. What will planet earth look like in 50 or a 100 years.

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:12 pm
so sad

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 10:15 pm
Noted! Just so wrong on every level!!! Was hoping there was a petition to sign.

Lynn Squance (235)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 10:51 pm
"While the numbers on the spill counter continue to rise, many questions about the prolonged spill remain unanswered. What exactly is causing the spill? Why hasn't the company been able to stop it? What if there are other underground spills like this one, that are simply going unnoticed?"

Another thought. The companies want to ship the filthy bitumen to the Pacific coast by the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline for transport to the US Gulf and China. What happens if there is a spill enroute or heaven forbid, at sea? If the oil companies can't deal with these spills, what makes them think they can deal with spills at sea?

Another possible plan has bitumen travel by rail to Hudson's Bay and then out through the Arctic. Hmmm... how will they clean up spills there?

No to Keystone XL! No to Enbridge Northern Gateway! Yes to bitumen staying in the ground!!!

Fran F (118)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 11:11 pm
No more tar sands extraction: leave it in the ground where it belongs!

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 12:08 am
Maybe we restore the Earth to what it was before humans were here


Sandra ;atterson (59)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 12:21 am
Man destroys every thing he touches!! noted

Linda Wallace (32)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:17 am
As horrible as this is I do believe that it will have to get worse before the people in Alberta and all governments say no to this kind of mess and start to put up laws and conditions to end it. Greed is still ruling over environment.

P A (117)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:23 am
As long as these horrors are kept out of the mainstream media the majority of the people will continue along in their myopic manner ignoring everything that doesn't directly affect them.... we must manage to get this publicity somehow!!!

Anna Undebeck (256)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:48 am
Very sad!

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 5:54 am

Yvette S (35)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 6:16 am
Sadly noted

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday September 25, 2013, 9:05 pm
We must stand strong against tar sands, fracking, and all fossil fuel energy. Clean renewable energy is the answer. noted TY Cher
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