Your comment seems to show a complete lack of interest in what the tar sands represent and what they have done and will do to the surface of Alberta, Canada and in the larger point of view, Earth.
I'm sorry to say, but you dont seem to be taking this very seriously.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Natural disasters are random and are not only "Blizzards and tornados," they can be earthquakes, flash floods and other such events.
An earthquake could destablize the entire pipeline, spilling hundreds of thousands of unprocessed poison onto fertile lands and water supplies.
As to your "Crackpot" comment I have little to say other then when you have a huge resource train..it makes for a sensible target, if only to ruin our natural supplies for the next century or so with how horrible our containment procedures are.
Land might be "reclaimed" but you cant really use it, mainly due to "periodic maintenence" they would just tear it up over and over.
Simply put, there are more than "Gophers and squirrels" in Northern Canada, that comment was rather unneccesary.
And finally to your comment about me being dead for 500 years before that happens.... what then? when the world is stripped and bare and our progeny have been stuck living on a dead planet? You want to leave the problems of the future sustainability of our only home up to them? try taking responsibility of the problems we've created now instead of putting them onto people who at this point cant possibly reverse the horrendous changes we've inflicted, I'm 22 and already I feel horrible for what we're doing to earth, mainly due to the fact that I would not want to raise a child in the current state this...
Everyone's entitled to their opinion but there is a lot of ignorance about the oil sands and pipelines in general within the public.They dont bother Animals,they adapt very well to crossings and in reclaimed mine site flourish as well as mines because of the no shooting zone.
Canada oil and gas supply as well as coal wont run out for your lifetime or your great grandkids.
We are a resource rich country and have some of the best and brightest in the world when it comes to the energy sector and the environment.
You have no idea how the oilsands are the economic engine running Canada right now,The jobs created and money sent back East are a good thing and if you've never been to fort mac then you have no idea what a boom town is like,it's pretty crazy.
If you shut down the oilsands right not the unemployment rate in Newfoundland would jump to about 60%.
The main problem is that anything that is even remotely involved with the environment, stirs up emotions and people who operate on emotions are generally not rational thinking people and they definitely accept only the facts that suit them. One of my pet peeves is these posters on vehicles that say "baby on board"...............I think so what, I have a 10 year old grand daughter on board............is her safety not equally important?
it sure is bogus. They really should term it as a "responsible energy source". What irks my gherkin is not one word about the deep well heavy crude this line will also transport that is indeed a source of environmentally responsible oil.
Bitumen is so damn thick that it won't move through a pipeline without being diluted with light oil. Much of this condensate comes either from the U.S. or the Middle East. EnCana has even imported conflict oil from Pakistan to dilute its bitumen. But condensate is in such short supply on the continent that most future supplies will come from the Middle East.
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It's a "HEAVY OIL" line and not just bitumen. That is a major falicy in what the protestors are thumping. The bitumen will use napthane as a solvent which is produced here in AB and SK as a by-product of conventional heavy oil production and upgrading. Only 5% of SK oil has been explored and tapped. Our reserves blow AB out of the water.
I'm sorry, but your hypothetical is hardly a smoking gun. We will continue to import oil from Saudi Arabia (which is currently 55% of all of our oil imports) in order to help with transporting bitumen.
This will drive the price of oil up, allowing despotic regimes to profit even further as a result of the project.
This is even more pervasive an argument against the ethical oil campaign than the environmental slant.
Question about the emissions.
Wasn't Canada trying to follow the Kyoto Protocol?
How would the increasing emissions affect that?