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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    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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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Coal Oil Point seep field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This spill occurred near one of the world's largest natural oil seeps. The seeps produces somewhere between 3-17k gallons of crude into the Santa Barbara Channel everyday. So this spill is a little over 1 day's worth of natrual seepage. The world will go on.
    Brilliant, I never thought of it like that. Makes me wonder why we concern ourselves with murder now sense people die everyday of natural causes anyway.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Brilliant, I never thought of it like that. Makes me wonder why we concern ourselves with murder now sense people die everyday of natural causes anyway.
    Yeah...because thats a valid comparison. Nice try though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    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.
    It would be both the civil engineers for the region and the pipeline engineers, as they all would be involved in the design and approval.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Yeah...because thats a valid comparison. Nice try though.
    I can't say the same about your dismissal of a ruptured oil line.
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    Re: Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I can't say the same about your dismissal of a ruptured oil line.

    Not dismissal, just adding perspective to prevent the ignorant from over blowing the significance of the event. Spill will be cleaned up and the location for it actually ideal because of the prevalence of oil consuming microorganisms due to the natural seeps. So the ecosystem will recover faster than many other locations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Not dismissal, just adding perspective to prevent the ignorant from over blowing the significance of the event. Spill will be cleaned up and the location for it actually ideal because of the prevalence of oil consuming microorganisms due to the natural seeps. So the ecosystem will recover faster than many other locations.
    What's being overblown? Is somebody suggesting such pipelines should be eliminated, or that the owners should be charged with murder for killing sea turtles. Oil leaks and spills need to be taken very seriously.

    This is just a few on a list longer than you are tall. The spill in this thread isn't a one-off.

    Refugio Oil Spill United States, California, near Refugio State Beach 19 May 2015 unknown 330 [12]
    Illinois train derailment United States, Illinois, near Galena 5 March 2015 unknown unknown [13]
    2015 Yellowstone River oil spill United States, Montana, near Glendive 17 January 2015 41 160 [14][15]
    Black Sea oil spill Russia, Tuapse, near Black Sea 24 December 2014 unknown unknown [16]
    Trans-Israel Pipeline Israel, Eilat, Trans-Israel pipeline 6 December 2014 1,948 1,948 [17]
    Mid-Valley Pipeline United States, Louisiana, Mooringsport 13 October 2014 546 546 [18]
    Lake Michigan oil spill United States, Indiana, Whiting refinery 24 March 2014 2 5 [19][20][21]
    MV Miss Susan/MV Summer Wind United States, Texas, Houston Ship Channel 22 March 2014 546 546 [22][23]
    North Dakota pipeline spill United States, North Dakota, Hiland 21 March 2014 110 110 [24]
    North Dakota train collision United States, North Dakota, Casselton 30 December 2013 1,300 1,300 [25]
    Bullenbaai Curaçao, Bullenbaai, Isla refinery 1 November 2013 unknown unknown [26]
    North Dakota pipeline spill United States, North Dakota, Tioga 25 September 2013 – 29 September 2013 2,810 2,810 [27][28]
    Rayong oil spill Thailand, Rayong/Ko Samet, Gulf of Thailand 27 July 2013 43 163 [29][30]
    Lac-Mégantic derailment Canada, Québec, Lac-Mégantic 6 July 2013 4,830 4,830 [31]
    Cushing storage terminal United States, Oklahoma, Cushing 18 May 2013 340 340 [32][33]
    Mayflower United States, Arkansas, Mayflower 30 March 2013 680 950 [34]
    Magnolia refinery United States, Arkansas, Magnolia 9 March 2013 680 760 [35][36]


    For the whole list, click here.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills
    Last edited by Montecresto; 05-22-15 at 05:22 PM.
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