Call for Solidarity!
Due to the building of Tank Farms and a subsequent pipeline being built under Mobile Bay, to handle Canadian Tar Sands crude, the Environmental group has decided this requires action. Now, of course this is in its infancy as can be expected as much of the information is coming to light only recently.
What the group has found out is that the crude is likely going to be shipped by rail, as much as forty tank cars a day! To be put in huge holding tanks to be shipped to Texas. Now, what concerns us is that we have so far no information on how that crude will be delivered to Texas!! Is is going to be shipped via pipeline or barge, in which case the Inter-coastal Canal would be utilized!! Either way, it is unacceptable!!
It is unacceptable, to use Mobile and Mobile Bay as a storage facility as it connects directly to the Gulf. It is unacceptable that either the product be shipped by rail, barge or pipeline due to its toxicity!!
We also feel that with the ongoing disaster from the B.P. oil spill that Americas Gulf Coast simply can not withstand another spill or leak!!
I make an appeal to everyone to write to your senators, congressmen, state and local officials to demand answers and to protest that which will eventually destroy us all… Yes, the pipeline may create jobs, but oh so temporary!!
If there is spill or a rupture how will you tell future generations…well, I had a job??
And of course, as I or other group Reps. receive info, it shall be posted.. Mike C.
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Tar Sands Action
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Sierra Club Pipeline Safety report 2011
Mobile to receive Canadian oil, but no refining downtown http://blog.al.com/live/2012/11/mobile_to_receive_canadian_oil.html