fusillade762: 4. No Media AccessThey're even letting Exxon control the airspace above the spill so it can't be photographed from the air.Exxon's Unfriendly Skies: Why Does Exxon Control the No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill?Nothing to see here, citizen, move along...
Bucky Katt: but we were told that pipelines are perfectly safe
kazikian: I want to get peoples' opinion on this: the oil spill in Arkansas has made me MORE in favor of the Keystone pipeline, simply because if we're already relying on potentially-dangerous infrastructure, we ought to rely on NEW potentially-dangerous infrastructure. I feel the same way about nuclear power plants; ie. how do people expect to rally against old plants and simultaneously prevent the construction of new plants? The industry in either case is not going to let anyone shut down their old infrastructure, while on the contrary they will fail to build new infrastructure. It's a case of wanting your cake and eating it too. As long as we rely on oil, or in the second case, nuclear for generating electricity, we're going to need pipelines and/or power plants. And that being the case, do we not want the newest, most technologically advanced, and most reliable alternatives?
BarkingUnicorn: HotWingAgenda: And I just checked CNN, and there is f*ck-all reporting about any oil spill. The mainstream media only reports white girl kidnappings and celebrity scandals.You're not mad enough to suit me. Go read this:Why the Arkansas Pipeline Spill Won't Hurt Exxon Mobil's ReputationSynopsis: your opinion doesn't matter, hippie.
HotWingAgenda: And I just checked CNN, and there is f*ck-all reporting about any oil spill. The mainstream media only reports white girl kidnappings and celebrity scandals.
Christian Bale: an Exxon official confirmed the pipeline was "transporting a heavy form of crude from the Canadian tar sands region." Specifically, it has been identified as Wabasca Heavy, Lisa Song writes, "which is a type of diluted bitumen, or dilbit, from Alberta's tar sands region" although you won't hear any Exxon folks calling it tar sands.I love clear, unambiguous reporting that doesn't leave you confused or saying "uh, wtf?"Unfortunately it's getting more and more scarce.
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