How many more spills must people in Alberta endure?

Sharing a call to sign a petition to be sent to the Alberta government in response to the most recent oil spill into the Red Deer river.

“Hi Eldy,

The latest Alberta pipeline leak spilled nearly half a million liters of oil into the Red Deer River, some washing into Gleniffer reservoir, a source of drinking water for many. The spill is the worst in a string of leaks.

How many more spills must people in Alberta endure? » 

Forced to evacuate, several families could do nothing as their ancestral homes were ruined. They also suffered injuries to their health from the fumes.

Environmental experts quoted in Edmonton’s CTV say that it’s atrocious for the authorities to think that pipelines built in 1966 would last indefinitely.

These pipelines pose an ongoing danger to Alberta’s environment and to people who live in the province. This is absolutely unacceptable.

Tell Alberta to launch a full independent investigation into its aging pipelines and frequent spills. »

Thanks for taking action!

Kathleen
ThePetitionSite

The petition itself is stated the following way and I signed it as I do most definitely agree:

  • Target: Alberta Environment Minister Diana McQueen
  • Sponsored by: Susan V
The latest Alberta pipeline leak spilled nearly half a million liters of oil into the Red Deer River, some washing into Gleniffer reservoir, a source of drinking water for many.The spill is the worst in a string of leaks.

Forced to evacuate, several families could do nothing as their ancestral homes were ruined. They also suffered injuries to their health from the fumes.

But damage control expert Stephen Bart has claimed the spill’s been contained, the water’s fine to drink, there’s no toxic fumes and the pipelines should last indefinitely. 

 

Responding to Bart, however, environmental experts say It’s “atrocious” for PM to claim pipelines built in 1966 would “last indefinitely.”

They warn that the ‘s “extremely aging pipelines” present “an ongoing risk to our environment and to communities throughout this province,” and they’re calling for an independent investigation. 

Tell Alberta to launch a full independent investigation into its aging pipelines and frequent spills.

Today’s “stone” is Day 176  oil spills kill

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11 thoughts

    • I am pleased to know that I am succeeding in spreading the word about the risks that oil pipelines pose to human and environmental health.

  1. A whole lot more, apparently — I don’t see a second of slow down on these wasteful petroleum deposits being wrung of their last drop. Shameful! Thanks for speaking up, eldy!

  2. Oh, yes–” . . . the water’s fine to drink . . ..” Until ten years down the road and the residents find that they have cancer. My parents live on the Gulf and I still see balls of oil on the beach. So what is it doing to the offspring of sea creatures? Yes, very shameful.

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