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The Alberta Oil Sands Have Been Leaking for 9 Weeks


Environment  (tags: tar sands, Canada, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, protection, humans, politics, world, pollution, nature, pollution )

Cal
- 394 days ago - motherjones.com
Nine weeks ago, an oil leak started at a tar sands extraction operation in Cold Lake, Alberta, and it's showing no signs of stopping.



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Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 3:47 pm
Thank you for providing this information
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 3:48 pm
shared
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:06 pm
SIGH!
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 5:50 pm
Interesting... it's leaking even before it goes into a pipeline. Not to worry though, KXL is perfectly safe.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 6:03 pm
Time to stop the tar sands !!!!!!!!!
 

Alan Lambert (89)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 6:25 pm
Interesting article
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 7:01 pm
Damn the Tar Sands Pipelines!!

Thanks Cal.

Have a happy time off Care2 for your break - we all need them.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 10:26 pm
Thanks.
 

Monica D. (580)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 10:48 pm
Use less oil - go car-free if you can ...
 

Rehana VN (0)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 11:54 pm
One would think that these large cos will be fully equipped to test where the leaks are. But then again 2day these cos couldnt care what happens. Perhaps management should be held personally liable for no action or a lack thereof,that should rock someone back to reality.
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:15 am
7/23/13 Why is this not on a major TV network news show. Here in America we need to know about this, because congress wants to let that pipeline come across america, right where our food is grown, and our fresh water supply runs under ground. We need to stop this dead in its tracks.....period.
 

Frances Darcy (217)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:08 am
Terrible.. ta for sharing
 

Ken Y. (3)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:41 am
what a load of BS as the tar sands are not in Cold Lake and Alberta would never allow a problem of such magnitude to continue unheeded
 

Elisa F. (234)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:15 am
Thanks, Cal. Noted.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:43 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:56 am
Do away with all tar sands pipelines! And please don't allow anymore.....Ty Cal!
 

Edo R. (71)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:40 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:20 am
so awful
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 6:45 am
Noted & posted. Trans Canada would have you believe that their EWS catches all leaks and spillages. They're lucky if it catches 1% and there have been almost 200 spills and accidents since 2007.
Oil needs to be left in the ground and we need to move on to scalar wave energy machines.
 

Carol D. (108)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:09 am
Thats terrible
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:17 am
Terrible! They need to get it under control and clean it up.
 

Aaron Bouchard (126)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:46 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Tina P. (30)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:14 am
This just shows us how bad the XL pipeline will be! This is a criminal action and the companies responsible should be bled dry just like the land and animals they are destroying.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:00 am
I am thoroughly disgusted at the lack of over site and blatant disregard for the land and species that live there. Harper is an idiot ... oil should be phased out while maling way for clean energy.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:02 am
oops over site should be over sight...sorry
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:05 am
Noted Does anyone besides the privileged and elite want the damn XL Pipeline or any other damned pipeline. Of course it's in the interest of national security according to King Barky.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:30 pm
Paskudnie to wygląda.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:26 pm
Thank you.
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:28 pm
noted
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:09 pm
This should be a warning to anyone considering Keystone XL!
 

GGmaSheila D. (154)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:54 pm
Noted with anger. Evidently what the people want doesn't count with these pipelines, and the idiots who give them permits.
 

F gonefourdays F. (110)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:08 pm
Given the extreme volatility of tar sands oil, I don't get why the Canadian federal and provincial governments and the oil company didn't anticipate a disaster of this magnitude. But of course they don't think in such a reality-based way. Instead they ignore their responsibility to the environment, not caring what they destroy. Let's hope this tragedy stops Keystone XL in its tracks!
 

Nimue P. (230)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:51 pm
noted
 

Robin T. (14)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:35 pm
The following three extracts from the article sum up the reason why fracking should be banned completely, especially the last comment. Isn't it strange that we all realise that sooner or latter their will be a problem which cannot or will not be rectified.
"We don't understand what happened. Nobody really understands how to stop it from leaking, or if they do they haven't put the measures into place."
It's unclear what long-term consequences might result from the spill. "They don't know where this emulsion has gone, whether it has impacted groundwater,"
"At this point, what can actually be done to prevent the impact from continuing to occur? I don't think there is anything that can be done." EXACTLY, so why do we allow fracking.
BAN FRACKING AND OFFSHORE DRILLING.
 

Susan Allen (221)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:18 pm
Disgusting. Noted and shared.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:07 pm
The Canada I remember from my younger years was so pristine. It's a shame that greed has reared its ugly head and is being allowed to destroy Canada's beautiful landscape and poison its water supply.
 

Carol D. (108)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:20 am
Thats disgusting why do they let it happen
 

Winn Adams (191)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:21 am
OMG - this is so wrong . . . .
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday July 29, 2013, 6:48 pm
Thank you! (n, p, t)
 
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