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Arctic Ho! Canadian Official Proposes Yet Another Tar Sands Pipeline

Environment  (tags: Canada, tar sands oil, pipelines, Alberta energy minster, Ken Hughes, feasibility study, Northwest territories, Tuktoyaktuk or Inuvik, Beaufort Sea, Canatec Associates International Ltd )

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Because of massive opposition to recent pipeline schemes, the Canadian energy minister is exploring a northern option for transporting 500,000 gallons a day of tar sands oil to Arctic ports.

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Terry V (30)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:14 pm

Judy C (97)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:19 pm
These guys can come up with endless schemes to peddle tar sands oil. Greed seems to be the Mother of Invention in this case.

MmAway M (505)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:28 am
Good Grief! Terry & Judy have said it all GREED. Mankind just doesn't have a clue instead of helping to save the Earth, they just love to kick the #!#! out of it - taking it apart piece by piece. That doesn't even touch all of the creatures they have needless neglect for in their RUSH for their $$$ Thank you Judy, Noted with both Anger and extreme sorrow.

Judy C (97)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:34 am
There are other deposits of tar sands oil in the world, but only Canada has been foolish enough to mine the stuff. It should have all been left in the ground. Every day that goes by they probably see chances for profit going away, and they will try any cockamamie scheme to transport it.

MmAway M (505)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:18 am
Oh Judy wish I had another star for you haven't heard the word cockamamie for a long time and that gave me a smile!

Kit B (276)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:26 am

This could be additional future plans for another pipeline, the one crossing over and under the US is well on it's way. The Canadian government under Harper is rapidly eroding the once sterling reputation of Canada. This is a nefarious plan, meant to avoid and deceive the public.


Past Member (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:32 am
PM Harper is a cold greedy mongrel!

Michael O (176)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:36 am
The idea of shipping tar sands oil through BC was bad enough. This one to the Arctic Ocean would be built in a much harsher climate where the ability to clean up a spill would be badly hampered. THis needs to be stopped before it goes any further!

Jason S (50)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:39 pm
Good posting, thanks

Munro Tapper (80)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:57 pm
Time for war drums in BC. I will forward this info around. Thanks.

Munro Tapper (80)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:58 pm
Is there anything about Harper that does not make me cringe?

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:35 pm
ALL proposed pipelines should be drowned before birth. Unfortunately there are many of them!

Judy C (97)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:09 pm
Thank you, everyone. I'm so glad people are putting up a struggle. Even though the oil companies have tremendous power, opposition to their egregious practices grows, and is beginning to turn the tables on their plans. The Arctic is particularly problematic for a pipeline. From the article:

"In addition to the enormous risk posed by building such a pipeline over pristine tundra and the environmental impact that the heated pipeline will have on the permafrost landscape, there are additional technical challenges that would increase the likelihood of a rupture in the line.

On the technical difficulties of building an above-ground pipeline in an Arctic climate, industry publication Pipelines International writes:

[I]f a pipeline is hot and heat is conducted from the pipeline into the soil, the frozen soil thaws, and if it has a large ice content it turns into a soft mud that can carry hardly any load and lets a pipeline sink. The amount of ice in frozen soil varies enormously, even over quite short horizontal distances, and therefore the amount of sinking varies. A pipeline might become severely bent, and in extreme cases might buckle."

I hope the Canadian taxpayers aren't going to foot the bill for the feasibility study on this latest desperate idea.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:02 pm
"In addition to the enormous risk posed by building such a pipeline over pristine tundra and the environmental impact that the heated pipeline will have on the permafrost landscape, there are additional technical challenges that would increase the likelihood of a rupture in the line." -------------- WE ARE KILLING our beautiful planet! Human beings can be the greediest, careless scum of the Earth! I have been through these beautiful areas, and the thought of more destruction, in some of the most gorgeous areas on this planet just makes me SICK!

Russell R (87)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:13 pm
"Many of the communities in that area are currently downstream from the [oil] developments in Fort McMurray and are feeling that there are negative impacts on their communities, on their air, on their fish. They might not be terribly supportive of 500,000 barrels of bitumen flowing past."

XL PipeJob ~ (put off until 2015 when Obama term ends) feeling that there are negative impacts on their communities, on their air, on their fish.
I think I have heard all of this before and now that China invested its money into all these Canadian Companies - It is their problem to get this stuff to China where it destined for in the first place

Lisa W (143)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:28 pm

David C (131)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:45 pm
.....and I thought Looney was just a nickname for Canadian money......obviously I'm incorrect.

. (7)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 5:59 pm
This is horrific, I hope it can be stopped! The tar sands is already polluting our province, now they will be producing more. This pipeline will be too dangerous for the area. As Terry said " Greed will be the death of our planet"!!

Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:05 pm
read and noted on 4-28-13 people need to wake up and realize that the dirty tar sands xl pipeline is a bad omen and no one wants this to be built anywhere whether it be on the canadian side or the united states side just how many deaths or major oil accidents do we need to take place before the light bulb goes on our waterways and environment and wildlife can not continue on this path of doom i will sign every petition that i can that has to do with this dirty tar sands xl pipeline project and will also email my state senator's and the president we can not let greed win now or in the future we need to fight for what is right.

Barb Knight (1688)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:37 pm
Thnx for posting Judy and Thnx Lynn for the fwd!! God must be so disappointed in his children that are 'ripping up snort' as my Mom used to say when we got behind a bulldozer that was digging a hole in the street to plant trees...sort of a mixed metaphor.

Laurie H (817)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 7:05 pm
Many Thanks, Judy for this posting, & Lynn for sending. "Tar Sands, " is an environmental disaster waiting to unfold!!!! NO, NO, A BILLION TIMES NO TO KEYSTONE!!!!!!!!!~

Nikhil Dutta (2)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:08 pm
There is a reason why there is opposition, this shouldn't be done in the first place.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:15 pm

I started a new petition for this. Please sign and share, and thank you JUDY for the article! :-))

Canadian Official Ken Hughes Proposes Yet Another Tar Sands Pipeline:


Christeen A (369)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 8:17 pm
What is he thinking? No means no. Thank you.

Frances Darcy (133)
Monday April 29, 2013, 1:34 am
The proposed pipeline is so very dangerous... among other issues.

Michela M (3964)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:10 am



Michela M (3964)
Monday April 29, 2013, 5:11 am
Just come back to Rome from Sweden
Hugs!! Ciao!! michela

Michela, You signed on April 29, 2013.

TOM TREE (246)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:28 am

wells eddleman (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:30 am
Heard of snow blindness? This is about that bright -- moving hot tarry oil with sand in it through a metal pipe to the arctic to be loaded and shipped. Sounds like the Russian engineers who built the Aswan high dam in Egypt but didn't take evaporation into account....

Past Member (0)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:42 am
Thanks Lynn for bringing the issue to Care2. Shelli

Jo S (619)
Monday April 29, 2013, 8:22 am
Another nitemare waiting to unfold. Will these people ever have enough cash to line our coffins?
Thank you so much Judy & everyone posting against these moronic, greedy bastards.
Noted And shared with tears in my eyes.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:20 pm
Thanks for the fwd Lynn. Sooo sad what is wrong with Canada? the world? ):
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