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Keystone leaks and reminds us why we’re glad there isn’t an XL pipeline out there. A major section of the original Keystone pipeline is out of commission after an oil spill near the pipeline was detected in South Dakota on April 2.

Keystone leaks and reminds us why we’re glad there isn’t an XL pipeline out there

The spill, estimated at 187 gallons of crude oil, serves as a reminder of the risks that pipelines pose — and that with the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, we’ve likely avoided the potential for an even bigger, more disastrous spill. Part of the original argument against Keystone XL was that eventually, the proposed pipeline was bound to spill. A 2013 Forbes article (which claimed that it was “crazy” to think Keystone XL wouldn’t leak) pointed out that as pipelines age, they are often not properly maintained, leading to a greater possibility of a leak occurring.

The recent oil spill was discovered, of course, by TransCanada’s state-of-the-art spill detection technology — oh, what’s that? Beneath the tar sands is even dirtier oil, and industry is salivating over it. The price of crude oil has slumped to its lowest point in six years, and that has sent some major oil companies scrambling to get out of expensive tar-sands projects in Alberta, Canada.

Beneath the tar sands is even dirtier oil, and industry is salivating over it

Le dieu pétrole dévore le Canada, par Nancy Huston. LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Nancy Huston Je suis chez moi, et hors de moi.

Le dieu pétrole dévore le Canada, par Nancy Huston

Au Canada, François Hollande s'assoit sur les recommandations du GIEC. En Alberta, François Hollande a salué « les entreprises françaises particulièrement bien placées », à l’instar de Total, dans l’exploitation du pétrole issu des sables bitumineux, « source du grand développement du Canada ».

Au Canada, François Hollande s'assoit sur les recommandations du GIEC

Ce pétrole est l’un des plus polluants de la planète [1]. Etats-Unis : inquiétudes sur l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste. Le département des transports américain a prévenu, jeudi 2 janvier, que le pétrole extrait des gisements de schiste du bassin de Bakken, dans le nord des Etats-Unis, était probablement « plus inflammable que le pétrole brut traditionnel ». « D'après des inspections préliminaires conduites après les récents déraillements dans le Dakota du Nord, en Alabama », et au Québec, impliquant du pétrole brut du gisement de Bakken, l'agence de sécurité des oléoducs et des matériaux dangereux (PHMSA) « requiert de tester correctement, signaler et classifier, et, quand c'est nécessaire, de dégazéifier suffisamment les matériaux dangereux avant leur transport ».

Etats-Unis : inquiétudes sur l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste

Trois trains ont déraillé, deux aux Etats-Unis et un au Canada, entraînant de graves incendies ces six derniers mois. Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil. WASHINGTON –- A group of Democratic Senators and House members expressed concern Friday that trade negotiators are trying to undermine fuel standards in the European Union so that the U.S. can export tar sands oil from the Keystone XL pipeline.

Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil

On n'arrête pas l'éco. Fort McMoney. Judge Blocks Shipment of Oil Equipment Through Idaho Forest. Kochs must move their massive piles of tar-sands waste, Detroit mayor says. 350.org. EcoInternet : If we kill the planet all other... EcoInternet : Exhibiting profound sickness,... Non aux sables bitumineux ! Sables bitumineux - Greenpeace accuse Ottawa et Shell de complicité. Why Tar Sands Oil Is The Dirtiest On Earth [Video] Thousands of Americans have petitioned, marched, and been arrested in an effort to stop the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

Why Tar Sands Oil Is The Dirtiest On Earth [Video]

In fact, a poll [PDF] conducted in early 2012 showed that, when fully educated about what tar sands oil really is, and where the oil flowing through the pipeline would actually end up, a majority of Americans oppose the pipeline. Despite this overwhelming demonstration of disapproval, the White House refuses to keep its promise of moving America beyond oil. Portions of the Keystone XL are already under construction, and Big Oil is using its financial and political clout to make sure the rest of this cross-country pipeline follows suit.

Many people make judgement about energy based on the things that affect them most: the price of gas or their personal utility bill. They fail to see the larger picture of who actually stands to benefit from the exploitation of tar sands oil. Watch it below, and share it with a friend or loved one today! Related Reading: Oil Sands Fever and Lack of Environmental Review. The Harper Conservatives are well known for being defenders of the oil sands (no matter what effect they have on the climate), going so far as to modify the environmental assessment process in the latest budget so the project can go ahead more quickly.

Oil Sands Fever and Lack of Environmental Review

The Tories became vicious when Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair suggested the Alberta oil sands were artificially inflating the Canadian dollar and that was hurting other industries across the country, particularly manufacturing in Ontario. The Tories demanded that Mulcair visit the oil sands before having any such opinion on them, and suggested that he could not have an open mind when he scheduled his visit. Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines. Written by Jason Mark Chief Allan Adam, the head of the Fort Chipewyan community in the far north of Alberta, has been fishing in Lake Athabasca for all of his life.

Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines

ExxonMobil’s tar-sands pipeline leaks again. ExxonMobil’s 1940s-era Pegasus pipeline has been shut down since it ruptured more than a month ago in the Arkansas town of Mayflower, spilling tar-sands oil and making a big mess.

ExxonMobil’s tar-sands pipeline leaks again

But the company is legendary when it comes to spilling oil, and it wasn’t going to let a little pipeline shutdown hold back its oil-spilling ways. Paris ne veut plus pénaliser les sables bitumineux. La France a mis fin à son soutien à une directive européenne qui vise à désigner les sables bitumineux canadiens comme la forme de pétrole de loin la plus néfaste pour le climat, a-t-on appris auprès de diverses sources proches du dossier. Adoptée en avril 2009, cette directive sur la qualité des carburants « tarde depuis à être mise en œuvre » (comme il est pudiquement écrit dans les dépêches des agences de presse). February 21, 2012 - Only a Couple Days to Support European Union Labeling of Tar Sands as Highly Polluting. Additional Background BREAKING UPDATE: EU blocks passage of Canada’s ‘tar sands’ ranking The vote by a European Commission committee to label Alberta oil sands as a highly polluting source of oil has failed.

Proponents of the tar sand fuel quality directive listing failed to win a majority of votes in favor, but neither was there a majority to kill the proposal. As a result, the directive will be taken up by a committee of EU ministers in the coming months. Action is still needed below! Le blog de nongazdeschisteinfos. Pétrole de schiste : des forages seraient iminents > Pétrole. Un autre hydrocarbure non-conventionnel encore plus méconnu que les gaz de schiste risque de faire parler de lui dans les prochains jours : le pétrole de schiste fait en effet l'objet d'après Greenpeace "de projets d'exploration dans le Nord de la France".

Fuite en Arkansas

Schistes bitumineux / gaz de schistes et + Tar Sands Action Goes Nationwide. Des centaines de personnes se réunissent sur la colline du Parlement pour dire « Non aux sables bitumineux » Petropolis. Tar Sands in Alberta. ALBERTA ELDORADO DES PETROLIERES... - PLANET DESTROY. L’Alberta, Eldorado des pétrolièresLes sables bitumineux de l'Alberta présentent bien des avantages économiques, mais bien des risques environnementaux.

Des profits record ajoutés à très peu ou pas de réglementation de l’industrie pétrolière, et une course est relancée au Canada : celle opposant les ressources naturelles et la santé de l’environnement. Cette fois, l’élément déclencheur est la réserve gigantesque de pétrole contenue dans les sables pétrolifères canadiens (connus aussi comme sables asphaltiques ou bitumineux). Alimenté par le désir insatiable des États-Unis pour le gaz et par la dépendance historique de ce pays aux ressources naturelles canadiennes, le présent boom devrait prochainement s'accroître dans une course folle aux profits. Canada Oil And Gas Industry: Shrinking Profits May Be A Sign Of Things To Come. The talk coming out of Canada’s oil patch in recent months has been increasingly tinged with panic.

Industry leaders are growing worried about the oil sands’ future prospects, and the earnings reports coming out this week are a good sign of why that may be. Oil producer Cenovus on Wednesday reported a 40-per-cent decline in profit in the latest quarter, falling to $396 million from $655 million a year earlier. Pipeline spills oil waste over more than 100 acres of Alberta. A major spill of toxic oil waste has wiped out trees and vegetation across a 104-acre swath of Alberta, Canada. The apparent cause of the spill: The rupture of a five-year-old pipeline that was designed to last at least 30 years. The pipeline spilled 2.5 million gallons of a waste mixture of oil and water, which the company responsible, Houston-based Apache Corp., downplayed as “salty water” with “trace amounts of oil.”

Keystone XL project

Sables bitumineux: un site web pour mesurer la pollution. Ottawa et Edmonton ont profité du Jour de la terre pour présenter cette initiative conjointe, qui permet d'observer les effets de l'industrie sur l'air, l'eau et la biodiversité. Le site retrace les concentrations de différents polluants en Alberta, en Saskatchewan, en Colombie-Britannique et dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, sur une superficie de 140 000 kilomètres carrés. Le site est alimenté par des données recueillies par des scientifiques du gouvernement et non par l'industrie. Josh Fox Writer & Director of GASLAND Arrested Protesting Tar Sands at White House.

Josh Fox, réalisateur anti-gaz de schiste classé “terroriste” Tar Sands Action/ Josh Fox. Tar Sands.