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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat



    How many oil pipelines are running through America?

    Or under it?

    And people really wanted one to run from Canada to the Gulf Of Mexico?
    Sounds like Jed Clampett to me.

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    Seriously, though, you are aware I hope that transporting oil, natural gas, etc. by pipeline is far safer and cleaner than transporting it by rail, truck or tanker. There is no such thing as totally clean exploitation of energy sources - that includes so called green energy too.
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    The pipeline company IS responsible financially for any harm done. It already exists.

    The problem is the age and maintenance of the pipelines.

    We need more pipelines so we can decommission older less technologically advanced pipelines. Right now, the moratorium on pipeline building is actually adding to the danger posed by the older pipelines.
    So this moratorum disallows companies to upgrade their pipelines?
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Just another excuse for more government control of the private sector.
    Right. Now that we've found a giant oil leak what we need is less regulation of the oil industry. That makes total sense.
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Right. Now that we've found a giant oil leak what we need is less regulation of the oil industry. That makes total sense.
    Are you saying there aren't enough regulations governing pipeline construction? Afterall, as pointed out, this has nothing to do the oil companies.

    I guess the big question is, what would you recommend be done to prevent this?
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    North Dakota is a beautiful state that has profited greatly from oil drilling. They now have higher crime rate and drug usage as a result. This is just one more fruit from that black gold they love so much.

    Sooo.. less money?

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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    North Dakota is a beautiful state that has profited greatly from oil drilling. They now have higher crime rate and drug usage as a result. This is just one more fruit from that black gold they love so much.
    Yeah, but if you read the reports, you'll discover that the crime increases are not disproportionate out in oil country. They have made that enormously clear for months. Most of it is as a result of population growth, but there are areas of concern for police. Many North Dakotans were disposed to think the increase of crime was a direct result of the boom and located enormously where the boom was located-because that's where the outsiders live. The reports served as a good reminder that it isn't the outsiders causing all of the problems. North Dakotans like the economic boost, but we don't like change so much. Anything bad that was in someway connected with the boom got focused on the boom. It's just the way we are.
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you saying there aren't enough regulations governing pipeline construction? Afterall, as pointed out, this has nothing to do the oil companies.

    I guess the big question is, what would you recommend be done to prevent this?
    Well with all the pipeline failures that have happend over the years... I'd suggest tighter regulations on pipeline health. They have this thing called pipeline pigging... it goes through pipelines and cleans it up. After that you can send cameras through like plumbers do to inspect for weak spots and rust. Have mandatory pigging runs and inspections through mandatory intervals and reporting of the results.

    That's at least a start. Because asking a corporation who wants to spend the very least to police themselves isn't working out so well.
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    So this moratorum disallows companies to upgrade their pipelines?
    Yup. In addition to other things.

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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Yup. In addition to other things.
    I'm gonna have to see some back up on this claim.
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    Re: ND farmer finds oil spill while harvesting wheat

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    North Dakota is a beautiful state that has profited greatly from oil drilling. They now have higher crime rate and drug usage as a result. This is just one more fruit from that black gold they love so much.
    The facts don't really support this claim, North Dakota is far below the national average for drug use.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...h_dakota_0.pdf

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