Saturday, July 27, 2013

Uncappable Bitumen Spill In Alberta

Some energy industry genius decided that there is a better way: blow steam into the bitumen sands - high pressure cyclic steam stimulation - and then just bring up the goo through some pipes.  Trouble is that the goo is bypassing the pipes and surfacing where it will.  There is no pipe to cap - it is uncappable.  It is fouling soil and water and killing thousands of animals. What little we know sounds like a Grade B Hollywood flick.  And we don't know much because predictably the oil company is lying to us.  One lesson to be learned: if it's in the ground, leave it in the ground.

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