Sunday, January 25, 2015

The battle for Nebraska's Sandhills

We missed this Toronto Star mini-documentary, which brings into sharp focus the proposed export pipeline from the perspective of those affected by it most.
     Don't call this ultra-high pressure, carcinogenic solvent-laced, 160-degree thing an "oil" pipeline. Even TransCanada maintains (to the government) that it isn't oil, but rather diluted bitumen (dilbit) and has said it therefore won't pay even a measly eight cents per barrel to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the 830,000 barrels it would like to pump daily through the northeast extremity of the Ogallala aquifer.

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