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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    ...because the right wing is fighting for the oil barons that want to monopolize the market!!!
    actually no it is really because they don't work and the cost/distribution of macro-scale renewable energy is simply not there.
    there are already complaints about windmill farms tearing up the landscape and killing off birds.

    the not so green energy
    California Solar Towers Blamed for Massive Bird Kills | Heartlander Magazine

    next thing you know they will stick a global temperature monitoring device on top of that stupid tower and say there are huge spike of warming in the western US. lol.

    now these towers are interfering with plane flights.

    I am all for better energy technology but I think when it comes to solar, wind etc that it works better on a micro scale better than a macro scale.

    http://aviationweek.com/technology/s...eactor-details

    this is what we should be investing in vs mythical green energy.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    then it was a pretty stupid engineering idea by CA to let that culvert lead out to the ocean.
    The culvert was for rainwater not a leaking oil pipeline.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The culvert was for rainwater not a leaking oil pipeline.
    it is still a stupid idea to lead a culvert to the ocean.
    now I bet they are wishing that culvert ran into a lake or something or a water reservoir.

    I am sure farmers out there wish the same thing.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    I am sure farmers out there wish the same thing.
    Actually, after this, I am sure the farmers are glad it DOESN'T. The fishermen prbably wish it did, though.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    Actually, after this, I am sure the farmers are glad it DOESN'T. The fishermen prbably wish it did, though.
    true.

    although if it ran into a holding pond it would be easier to contain.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    UPDATE: California oil spill: Up to 105,000 gallons lost - CNN.com

    The spill is approximately 4 times worse than they originally thought. They now estimate it at over 100 thousand gallons.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The culvert was for rainwater not a leaking oil pipeline.
    The engineers should have recognized that the culvert is going to catch anything in the area, and send it straight out to sea. With the pipeline in that vicinity, extra precautions should have been taken.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    UPDATE: California oil spill: Up to 105,000 gallons lost - CNN.com

    The spill is approximately 4 times worse than they originally thought. They now estimate it at over 100 thousand gallons.
    If only they would have a similar response to the biological refuse that washes down the Los Angeles and San Gabriel "Rivers" every time it rains. The inhabitants of the barrios up river need to get as ecologically outraged over the pollution they cause as the folks along the coast of Santa Barbara are over this pipeline incident.

    Interesting how countless week long beach closures because the water is unsafe for humans rarely makes the news, but one pipe line break has the environauts running around screaming the California coast has been gravely damaged.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    The engineers should have recognized that the culvert is going to catch anything in the area, and send it straight out to sea. With the pipeline in that vicinity, extra precautions should have been taken.
    You mean the pipeline engineers because that drainage culvert likely predates the pipeline. That brings up the poor reliability of engineers to build safe pipelines, I would agree. It is too often about costs and not safety.

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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    If only they would have a similar response to the biological refuse that washes down the Los Angeles and San Gabriel "Rivers" every time it rains. The inhabitants of the barrios up river need to get as ecologically outraged over the pollution they cause as the folks along the coast of Santa Barbara are over this pipeline incident.

    Interesting how countless week long beach closures because the water is unsafe for humans rarely makes the news, but one pipe line break has the environauts running around screaming the California coast has been gravely damaged.
    Right. Since we are making our oceans into sewers anyway why worry about a few marine animals? In fact, why spend one penny to clean up the mess it might end up costing me more at the pump. What else matters by what it might cost ME?

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