Environmentalists.. why do you want another Exxon Valdez?

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    Why are you supporting the higher risk of another Exxon Valdez?
    In case you are too young..
    The Exxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on March 24, 1989, when the Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled 260,000 to 750,000 barrels (41,000 to 119,000 m3) of crude oil.[1][2] It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters.[3]
    Exxon Valdez oil spill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So without the pipeline where the risk is 300 barrels in one mile of pipe.. Canada will ship the oil via another type of Exxon Valdez! 1 million barrels waiting to crash either due to bad weather or as in this case several employee errors...

    why do you want 1 million barrels at risk versus 300 barrels???
     
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    Man, I was just meeting with Environmentalist and we were all wishing for another Exxon Valdez. Is this you, Tom?
     
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    healthmyths - Why do you say such stupid things?
     
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    What a dumb question.
     
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    You do realize the pipeline wouldn't have prevented that right? The pipeline isn't for Alaskan oil, it is for Canadian oil that would have never been shipped to the states via ship anyways.
    And you might want to google pipeline fires.
    List of pipeline accidents - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I remember this one from when I was younger.
    HistoryLink.org- the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
     
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    Funny story though, my friend who is from Alaska and who's dad works for BP flew in first class with the captain of that ship.....He of course was drunk.
     
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    IT is totally stupid and ignorant to protest a 300 barrel per mile potential spill AND
    force a potential wrecked 1 million barrel tanker!

    THAT IS STUPIDITY!

    DO YOU NOT understand??

    If the pipeline doesn't go through and 700,000 barrels a day flow..
    CANADA sells to China!
    HOW in the hell will the oil get to china?

    1 million barrel Exxon Valdez equvalent potential wrecks!

    NOW again.. explain "stupidity" ?
    YOU want a shipwrecked 1 million barrel tanker off the coast of Alaska again???

    IDIOT why take the:
    1) risk of foreign oil going to a foreign country spilling thousands of miles of coastland?
    WHO will pay to clean up?

    2) THE OIL will be going to CHINA!
    THAT means right now we get 1/8th of all imported oil from canada a friendly neighbor that if 700,000 goes to China means well have to make up the difference from WHERE?

    country barrels per day
    CANADA 1,975
    SAUDI ARABIA 1,119 Middle East
    MEXICO 1,229
    VENEZUELA 884
    Nigeria 806
    Colombia 489
    Algeria 379
    Iraq 340 Middle East
    Angola 263
    Ecuador 188
    Brazil 188
    Kuwait 170 Middle East
    Russia 85
    United Kingdom 80
    Indonesia 55
    Total 8,250
     
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    So you tell me you would prefer having 1 million barrels destroying 1,000s of miles of coast land

    VERSUS the most 300 barrels in one mile of pipeline spilling???

    DUH!!! WHERE WOULD THE MOST DAMAGE BE DONE???

    WHICH HAS THE GREATER CHANCE of Occurring???

    Does the recent cruise shipwreck give you a clue???

    OH and this latest shipwreck has just 500,000 gallons of fuel they are concerned about!
    Think about 42 million gallons off the coast of Alaska/Oregon/Washington!!!
    All that white arctic ????
     
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    LISTEN.. WHICH IS WORSE 1 million barrels or 300 barrels?
    Which has a greater chance of a problem? A ship subject to weather, human error?
    Again think about that cruise ship and the 500,000 gallons they are concerned!

    Where is your common sense?
    Is 1 million barrels more then 300 barrels of oil???
    THAT the plain simple question?
    So why would any IDIOT other then being an idiot FAVOR shipping 1 million barrels a day via a boat that can shipwreck .. just spring a leaK!

    WHERE IS YOUR THINKING ability???
     
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    "force a potential"




    and you don't see where the stupidity is. heh.
     

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