Monday, September 30, 2013

Tar sands foul Canadian lake

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click to enlarge NO HARM? Gooey tar sands in a Canadian lake. - HUFFINGTON POST
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  • NO HARM? Gooey tar sands in a Canadian lake.

When reading a news article this morning, I naturally thought of Tiny Tim Griffin, the Big Oil champion, and his burning desire to move Canadian tar sands through the U.S. via a new pipeline that will cross sensitive aqufiers in a broad swath of the central United States.

A major tar sands producer is now draining a lake in Alberta because of a persistent leak of tens of thousands of barrels of the gooey mess. They hope to fix the leak. And refill the lake. You'd fish in it then, wouldn't you? The story claims no environmental harm from the leak to the lake, !?

I guess ExxonMobil could just dump its oily waste from the Mayflower pipeline break in Lake Conway. It'll just settle on down to the bottom with no ill effect. Right?

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