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    Don't harsh my zen, Jen! BDBoop's Avatar
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    Thanks, Exxon

    The Clip That ExxonMobil Wants Removed From Youtube | Liberals Unite

    Now let's get the Keystone XL Pipestone running.

    Tar sand oil pipelines are natural disasters waiting to happen - Salon.com

    Here’s something that ExxonMobil probably didn’t tell those homeowners: In 2010, it was fined $26,200 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for failing to regularly inspect each point where the Pegasus line crosses under a navigable waterway.This is a pipeline that crosses under the Mississippi River (just one of the places ExxonMobil failed to do inspections). It’s hard to say which is more shocking: That “safety first” ExxonMobil has been so cavalier about pipeline inspections or that it was fined such a pittance for its irresponsibility. By my calculation, $26,200 comes out to about .00009% of ExxonMobil’s net income for 2010. Let’s put that in perspective. If ExxonMobil’s income were the same as the median family income in Faulkner County, Arkansas, which is where its pipeline leaked, then ExxonMobil’s fine for putting the Mississippi River at risk would have been not quite four cents.
    No matter how much ExxonMobil ends up spending to clean up the mess in Mayflower, the impact on its profit statement will be miniscule. Unfortunately, no amount of cash can buy peace of mind for the families whose homes were violated by tar sands. Tar sands crude is both more toxic and much harder to clean than ordinary crude. Just ask Enbridge, which has now spent almost $1 billion and two years trying to clean up the Kalamazoo River after the largest onshore oil spill in U.S. history. Enbridge has experience, too. There were 804 spills on its pipelines between 1999 and 2010.


    So somebody remind me again why we'd want to run the XL Pipeline? Because frankly, I'm not seeing it.




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    Thank Obama for the cover up, EXXON controls the media here. Hell thank Obama for the gulf cover up.

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