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Hundreds Of North Dakota Oil Spills Not Publicized  
User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8872 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 848 times:

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-newsbreak-1...publicized-162205382--finance.html


I must say I am not surprised about the obvious attempt to not call attention to this environmental problem. Obviously pipelines do leak, and they do not care where they leak. They leak, and people live with the aftermath. Couple that with the laws passed so they do not have to be reported, and you have an industry once again given special permission to hide the environmental damage. Of course we know that the Keystone Pipeline is different. Dig, drill, pump, and frack no problem. Sure!


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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12098 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 833 times:
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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 818 times:

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 1):
The only honest politician is a dead one.

Maybe that is stretching the truth. One must remember the gift that keeps on giving for them even after death. Wealth accumulated, and their over generous pensions for a job not well done.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21564 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 795 times:

It boggles the mind that people living near these pipelines could have oil seeping onto their property, causing damage, and nobody tells them about it because they're not required to. That's what happens when the foxes guard the henhouse. I get that they don't want to alarm people every time there's a minor leak that never leaves the well site, but as soon as it leaves the well site it needs to get reported to those in the area.

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 793 times:
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Welcome to the joys of living in oil country. Luckily the oil is far enough away that I don't deal with it on a daily basis.


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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 755 times:

That the spills are happening doesn't even remotely surprise me. Take a look at the annual reports of a major oil company and you will see that spills are a near daily occurrence. Most are small, but they happen all the time. What surprises me is that there was no system to alert nearby residents. Seems important to let a farmer know about potential groundwater contamination.


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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 708 times:

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 5):
That the spills are happening doesn't even remotely surprise me. Take a look at the annual reports of a major oil company and you will see that spills are a near daily occurrence. Most are small, but they happen all the time. What surprises me is that there was no system to alert nearby residents. Seems important to let a farmer know about potential groundwater contamination.

The name of the game is deception, nothing else. This is all enabled by the government there and elsewhere. They write the laws to avoid the knowledge of the spills becoming too wide spread. If one is not informed, one cannot tell others what is happening, and how common these pollution causing spills are.



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