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The True Cost of Oil


Environment  (tags: Canada, Keystone Pipeline, Boreal Forest, tar sands, environment, ecosystems, healthconditions )

Nancy
- 2111 days ago - thebigwild.org
Time and again, we've featured the work of Canadian conservation photographer Garth Lenz and his breathtaking shots of the Flathead River Valley. Garth was recently invited to speak at a TEDx conference in Victoria, British Columbia, where he presented...



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Past Member (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 11:45 am
If consumers had to pay the true price per gallon of the fuel that they so wrecklessly consume, then we would already have switched to a much more efficient model of consumption and we would already have alternative energy full in place to meet our nation's needs.
 

Kristina C (73)
Monday March 5, 2012, 12:44 pm
So true - but for as long we don;t have any alternatives and every potential alternative is killed - things will remain the same.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday March 5, 2012, 1:36 pm
Good post. Thank you, Nancy. The only thing is, if they keep squashing all of the good green ideasn and keeping them out of the average joe`s price range, we will forever be dependent on the dirty fossel fuels that are ruining the earth now.
 

Ann L (15)
Monday March 5, 2012, 3:46 pm
very sad what industry does to this beautiful landscape. Thanks for the post.
 

Mike S (86)
Monday March 5, 2012, 3:49 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you Nancy.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday March 5, 2012, 4:46 pm
Noted.
 

Jean C (18)
Monday March 5, 2012, 5:02 pm
THE WORST DRUG ON THE PLANET IS MONEY!!!

This is so heart-breaking.
 

Tim P (47)
Monday March 5, 2012, 5:08 pm
I have a petition and group about this. My group is called "reshaping the world". America should be called "The United States of Dummies" or "Land of Stupidity". People don't want to drive and it's impossible myself for me to find a girlfriend. I could still date a girl without car or even driving. Too many losers out there. Let's take action. Reshaping the World is mainly on the economy out of shape.
 

Jene B (8)
Monday March 5, 2012, 5:16 pm
The truth hurts!
 

jayasri amma (10)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:01 pm
very sad what industry does to this beautiful landscape. Thanks for the post
 

Mary T (178)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:10 pm
Thanks Nancy, We seem to not learn anything with the destruction of our planet, we are doomed if this Tar Sand pipeline is the allowed to keep destroying our environment and wildlife, I have signed every petition against this and will keep signing them, This destruction has to stop before it is to late.
 

Monica D (580)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:35 pm
The world must move away from foaail fuels. And we do have altenatives. Take public transport, walk, or cycle - and if you can't, consider moving somewhere where these are good options.
 

Monica D (580)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:37 pm
Meant to say "fossil fuels".
 

Carol H (229)
Monday March 5, 2012, 6:48 pm
noted, thanks Nancy
 

TomCat S (132)
Monday March 5, 2012, 7:37 pm
One reason fuel prices here are less expensive than in the rest of the world is that we let Big Oil externalize those prices, so they do not pay the true cost of delivering those products.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:09 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Agnes N (703)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:46 pm
Thanks Nan
 

Kim O (396)
Monday March 5, 2012, 9:58 pm
Great post! Thanks Nancy!!
 

Kerrie G (118)
Monday March 5, 2012, 11:13 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

P A (117)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:22 am
Utterly wonderful TED video - Say No to the TarSands and the toxic LAKES (not ponds) already full of toxins that would cover Lake Erie to the depth of a foot and increasing every day!
 

Penelope P (222)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 3:36 am
This needs high circulation
 

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 4:28 am
Thanks Nancy for this great post..
 

Justin M (2)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 5:04 am
Noted
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:19 am
We burn oil (and other fossil fuels) without a thought as to the impact their production has. I am not 100% sure that I agree with Brian M that if the price of fuel were higher consumption would automatically fall. I live in England where petrol (gas) is almost exactly double what it is currently in the US, our roads are not empty and there are plenty of large inefficient cars still on our roads. Raising the cost, without doing anything else, simply hurts the poor and they often go without other things in order to continue to use their cars. What is needed is a co-ordinated plan, in the case of cars better and subsidised public transport along with restrictions on the use of cars in ctty centres (we kind of have this in England but the only restriction on using cars in London is monetary, you have to pay to use your car in the city, once again this unfairly targets the poor - it also makes driving in a less crowded city easier for those who can afford it.
 

Robert O (12)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 8:26 am
Thanks.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:13 am
noted
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:14 am
noted
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:14 am
noted
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:14 am
and thx
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:14 am
and thx
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:15 am
and thx
 

JL A (282)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:19 am
If oil companies had to pay for the roads and other infrastructure and for all the health care costs related to their products etc............................
 

Mike H (252)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:22 am
Gasolines true cost is $15 a gallon. We dont pay it at the pump but it is aid in other ways such as medical expense
 

Tamara Mendelson (1)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 11:03 am
People need to know how terrible these situations really are.
 

. (1)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 12:56 pm
Noted. Thank you Nancy.
 

Gary C (5)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 7:41 pm
Noted , Thankyou.....
 

Susanne R (237)
Tuesday March 6, 2012, 9:19 pm
I agree that rising fuel prices are putting an added burden on the family budget, but consider what people pay for gasoline in other countries. The Republicans are using the rising cost of gasoline to disparage President Obama, as though it's his fault, and a lot of Americans are buying it. It will probably hurt him at election time because people need someone to blame. It's a very sad situation. I wish people would stop assuming that everything they hear from politicians or special interest groups is true. If they bothered to do some research, they'd be very surprised to learn that they're being tricked into voting against their own best interests.
 

Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 6:48 am
The True Cost of Oil is our lives.......Life :(
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 6:58 am
Noted, thanks
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:24 am
I've actually been privileged to view some of areas in real life and to lose them would be a crime against nature. The beauty goes way beyond the pictures. There is something primal and unreal about the experience. It is a sensory experience as well as visual and awakens a subconscious awareness of our origins and ties to our mother earth. Sad to realize that unless something is done, our present generations may be the last to witness such beauty and grandeur.
 

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Thursday March 8, 2012, 7:46 am
Than you, Nancy. Recomended for my fb profile.
 
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