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Corporations Lie

… and the government swears to it.

During the Gulf Gusher BP continually understated the amount of oil flooding into the Gulf from the well and the Interior Department approved the lie. No one was allowed near the well to verify what was going on, so until a video feed was established no one had any first hand data to work with. It wasn’t long before experts were yelling ‘Foul’ on the BP claims and we finally got some realistic numbers as to how large the disaster really was.

Ellroon keeps posting on Fukushima, and all of the lies of TEPCO that the Japanese government has accepted until it was obvious that TEPCO was lying. Radiation is still pouring out of that power plant, and it is reaching the Pacific.

Charley Pierce is continuing to cover the Keystone XL pipeline, and in today’s post, Nobody Knows How To Stop It, he highlights the continuing problems in Cold Lake, Alberta where they are attempting to stop the leaking caused by the steam injection process that was being used by the oil companies.

The provincial government of Alberta keeps accepting the claims that everything is under control and will be cleaned up, while all independent monitors are being kept out of the area.

The leaks have polluted the land and waters which has killed plants and animals. It is obvious that they don’t know how to stop the leaks, as the pressure from the steam injection has fractured the rock. They are destroying the land and ecology so a few corporations can make a lot of money.

2 comments

1 JuanitaM { 07.24.13 at 11:30 pm }

Radiation will be pouring out of Fukushima until the end of time or it’s half-life (whichever comes first).

You know, I had not read about the Alberta problem until I just read your post. I know I don’t live in the center of action here in the mountains, but I do actually read the news. Had not heard one single thing about this. Just checked the MSNBC site. Nada. I sorta think this is news, apparently they don’t.

Noticed lots of stories about baby names, though.

2 Bryan { 07.25.13 at 12:31 am }

It wouldn’t be news for us if they were keeping this stuff in Alberta, but they want to heat it, add some additional noxious chemicals, and send it through a pipeline to the Gulf coast.

This is essentially roofing tar that they use on flat roofs throughout the South, and what they mix with gravel to pave roads and driveways.

They are using high-pressure steam lines to force it to the surface for collection. Apparently they added too much pressure and it fractured the bedrock layer. It won’t stop until the pressure and heat are gone.

They already pipe this gunk to the Midwest, but they want to refine it and export it to Asia. No one on the Pacific Coast wants it, so they are going to build a pipeline across the US.

What they are doing in Alberta is another form of fracking.

In a way I feel sorry for that child. He will never know what he could have been, and sure isn’t going to have much chance to be a kid.