Pipeline spills all part of business
Oil pipelines are bad for Canada. We need a change in thinking, in culture, in business. Fight for investment in renewable energy, speak out against oil companies that get richer while destroying our country.
A couple of weeks ago, a 65-year-old pipeline in Little Rock, Arkansas, broke, spilling more than 300,000 litres of heavy oil from the Canadian tar sands into local neighbourhoods. CNN described the product as a “smelly, asphalt-like crude,” and Exxon Mobil revealed that the pipeline had been transporting Wabasca diluted bitumen which is similar to the product that is transported by Kinder Morgan on their TransMountain pipeline that cuts through many neighbourhoods and near schools in the Lower Mainland.
Photos from the spill showcase the consequences within the small town and provide insight into the risks associated with transporting the product.
We extend our sympathies to the community of Little Rock, especially the people evacuated from their homes. The photos from this spill highlight the risks of transporting bitumen and the tragedy that ensues when a break happens.
More than 20 schools…
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