Monday, June 14, 2010

Snakes and Oil ***

You think the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster
is horrifying?
Shell Oil leaks that much in the Nigerian
delta - EVERY year.
And there's more.
Elsewhere on earth - in a place you'd never
expect - a forest the size of England is
being turned into a permanent wasteland...
for oil.
http://www.brassche page/863. html
A 12 minute video about the oil business marching on in Alberta, Canada.
  here an article regarding the situation in Nigeria.
There is a symbiotic relationship between the military dictatorship and the multinational companies who grease the palms of those who rule....
Quoted “They are assassins in foreign lands. They drill and they kill in Nigeria.”
This news item arrived in the mailbox yesterday. Here in part:
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A leaked pipeline sent oil spilling into a Salt Lake City creek, coating geese and ducks and closing a park, officials said Saturday as they started a cleanup effort expected to last weeks.
At least 400 to 500 barrels of oil spewed into Red Butte Creek before crews capped the leak site. Nearly 50 gallons of crude oil per minute initially had spilled into the creek, according to Scott Freitag, a Salt Lake City Fire Department spokesman.
"Our real concern is keeping people safe, and keeping the oil from reaching the Great Salt Lake," he told the Deseret News.
Chevron determined the pipeline broke at 10 p.m. Friday, and police and fire crews were notified of it shortly before 7 am. Saturday.
Officials were unsure of the cause of the leak, near the University of Utah campus, or the extent of the spill's environmental impact.
The state Division of Water Quality …assessing damage … will issue a violation notice against Chevron, Gov. Gary Herbert said in a release. The governor said he was monitoring the spill, which he called "devastating."
Chevron spokesman Mark Sullivan said… the cleanup likely will take "weeks."….
….Crews were using absorbent booms and creating dams to contain the spill, but officials said some oil had flowed as far as four miles to the Jordan River, and into a pond in the city's Liberty Park, near where residents reported dead fish in their ponds.…..
About 150 birds have been identified for rehabilitation….  About 75 percent are Canada geese.
"A lot of them are just coated from about the water line, but there are a number of birds that started preening and have oil completely covering their bodies," said Tom Aldridge, migratory bird coordinator for the Utah Division of Wildlife.
No doubt, its all about OIL. We live with the mythological Hydra.

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