The company spokesperson has stated that that pipe was inspected May 5th and passed.
California has mined its petroleum for decades, but has changed policy since a spill in 1969. Offshore drilling is now banned, but the state only has jurisdiction for the first three miles of coastal waters. Oil rigs are located outside their jurisdiction.
This latest spill will serve to increase opposition to Royal Dutch Shell’s bid to drill in the Arctic. Those opposing more petroleum pipelines being built will also stiffen their resolve to oppose them. Canadians are facing proposals to add more pipeline capacity as well as new pipelines in order to ship bitumen to overseas markets.
Some environmentalists are taking up the mantra – A solar spill is described as a very nice day.
Oklahoma had numerous earthquakes on Monday(today). The largest in recent years hit over 5 and the majority have been over 3. The office of the Oklahoma Emergency Management now sports a web site similar to that of the west coast states and BC that gives advice to people living on what is known as The Ring of Fire.
Alberta has large fracking operations. It has come under the eye of the Alberta Energy Regulator which has set out new regulations to minimize damage caused by seismic activity due to hydraulic fracturing.
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