When I read this news title...All I could think was "How could the Gulf Oil Spill effect the Great Salt Lake...Huh?" (I've delibertly not read or listened to much news over the weekend) Turns out...there was another Oil Spill...! Words escape me.
You can't make this kind of idiotic stuff up...What's next? (I better not say that...)
we seriously need another form of alternative energy..this cant keep happening
do you have a link? I'd like to read about it....
An average of more than 6000 barrels a year are spilled around the world. (1 barrel=42 gallons) The rate has been steadily increasing over the last 20 years, even when measured against total barrels produced.
And that's not even getting into deliberate contamination:
We desperately need to end our addiction to fossil fuels.
A pipe broke. Conveniently it broke right next to a creek/river that feeds into the Jordan River which dumps eventually into the Great Salt Lake. I believe I read it was about 21,000 gallons. It took about 9 hours before Chevron knew it had broken... you would think they would monitor their pipelines closely? Killed a bunch of fish and birds.
Not exactly a spill in the Gulf Sense, more of a break. Chevron is the company behind this oops. Many people may not know this but there are Oil Refineries just outside of Salt Lake City. They have had a couple of explosions in the past few years at one of them.
by KFlippin 11 years ago
"Red tape keeps prized oil-fighting skimmers from Gulf, coastline"Published: Monday, June 28, 2010, 10:29 PM Chris Kirkham, The Times-Picayune Excerpts from the Article (Link to full article below):"As oil oozes inland, tainting marshes and fouling beaches, local...
by Don W 11 years ago
Would a free market have prevented this from happening?I'm guessing the libertarian argument would be that the failings of state regulation was a contributing factor. Those failings stemming from the fact that the regulators were in bed (figuratively and literally) with those regulated. Whereas...
by Leslie Jo Barra 11 years ago
Is BP doing enough to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf now that it has reached US beaches?
by tobey100 11 years ago
The Gulf oil spill is bad. For that matter any oil spill is bad. I am not a rabid environmentalist but I do believe we need to protect the wildlife we have left as well as our beaches and wetlands. To a point. Let's not get carried away. Chris Matthews actually called...
by Victoria Dubois 11 years ago
We humans do not own this Earth, but we sure act as if we do! We were put here to share & co-exist with all of the beautiful creatures, not destroy their environment to suit our needs. After all, aren't we the one's with the brains & reasoning power?
by JON EWALL 10 years ago
Why hasn't Congress and President Obama acted on the rising cost of oil ?Why hasn't Congress and President Obama acted on the rising cost of oil created by wallstreet speculators? Just a repeat of 2006, time to start another downturn in the economy.
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