We're past the one-year anniversary of the BP
In March, more than 800 tons of fuel leaked from an oil ship into a remote portion of the South Atlantic coating thousands of endangered penguins.
Last month Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
The hole in the pipe was described as a "pinhole," which makes me think they must make much bigger pins in Alberta than they do in Minnesota. If a farmer was able to notice the oil, it must have been a fairly significant amount.
Then earlier this month a Plains All American Pipeline
The sad thing is this isn't even a comprehensive list of oil spills from pipelines in North America over the last year. I guess big spills like the BP disaster and Exxon
Externalities of oil
These are the kind of externalities to the environment we rarely consider when talking about oil consumption. But they're very real and occur far more often than you might think.
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