What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About

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What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About

What A Year: 45 Fossil Fuel Disasters The Industry Doesn't Want You To Know About | ThinkProgress
While coal, oil, and gas are an integral part of everyday life around the world, 2013 brought a stark reminder of the inherent risk that comes with a fossil-fuel dependent world, with numerous pipeline spills, explosions, derailments, landslides, and the death of 20 coal miners in the U.S. alone.

Despite all this, our addiction to fossil fuels will be a tough habit to break. The federal Energy Information Administration in July projected that fossil fuel use will soar across the world in the come decades. Coal — the dirtiest fossil fuel in terms of carbon emissions — is projected to increase by 2.3 percent in coming years. And in December, the EIA said that global demand for oil would be even higher than it had projected, for both this year and next.

Here is a look back at some of the fossil fuel disasters that made headlines in 2013, along with several others that went largely unnoticed.
Hard to believe how destructive fossil fuels are...
 

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Compare those so called disasters that no one ever heard about except the locals to what fossil fuels have done for people.

And if you hate fossil fuels so much then you are free to give up every product you own made with petroleum products and move to the Amazon jungle.
 
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Matthew, I usually respect and enjoy your posts. But, you're a bit off base on this one. NOT ALL OF THESE DISASTER HAPPENED IN THE US!!! 20 of them, far worse than here, occurred in other countries around the world.

If one closely reviews the way in which petroleum and coal production is handled here, the USA has a pretty darned good record.

And, the oil spill/fire in Canada occurred because intransigence by Libtards and Greenies here forced them to transport oil for sale in a less safe way than if it had been transported via pipelines.
 

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