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Posted on June 14 at 8:23 a.m.
there's all kinds of proprietary chemical agents in the crude to make the process of extracting it from the earth, moving it and storing it easier. unfortunately the chemical blends are "industry secrets" and we'll probably never know what's in the damn stuff without an independently funded chemical analysis of the samples. even then PAA will only admit to what isn't plausibly deniable.
On Refugio Oil Spill Cleanup Costs Top $64 Million
Posted on June 3 at 9:57 a.m.
or maybe we should just use our collective voting power to end the $599 Billion in oil subsidies, use our economic voting power to make a conscious effort to purchase bio fuels for transportation and use our personal power to avoid consuming so much oil for transportation...
On Dead Dolphins, Pelicans Continue to Wash Ashore after Refugio Oil Spill
Posted on May 28 at 12:09 p.m.
it's not just "thick crude," that stuff seeps in large benign quantities from our ocean floor every day... it's crude injected with proprietary “Fluidifier”, “Drag Reducing Agent”, “Paraffin Separator”, “Asphaltene Inhibitor”, “Demulsifier” etc.
On Refugio Oil Disaster Reminds There Will Be Spills
Posted on May 26 at 11:50 a.m.
also there's no fluidifiers, drag reducing agents, parrafin separators, asphaltene inhibitors, demulsifiers, corrosion inhibitors, etc. added to the natural crude seeping from the ocean floor. you want to find out exactly what was in the oil that spilled? good luck, those are proprietary industry secrets...
On Refugio Oil Spill a Crime Scene?
Posted on May 26 at 11:44 a.m.
i don't think it would be as big an issue if the oil industry wasn't subsidized with our tax dollars. we spend more subsidizing petroleum infrastructure ($599B/yr) than any single line in the federal budget including social security or defense.
On What Will the Refugio Oil Spill Kill?
Posted on May 12 at 1:50 p.m.
hard to target the source of firearm related violence when the political lobby for the industry has any funding for research squelched.
On Shooting in Isla Vista
Posted on April 20 at 4:16 p.m.
i'm sure if the university administrators had a legal conviction of the perpetrator from a court of law they'd have more leverage to punish the guy...
On UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties
Posted on January 7 at 12:58 p.m.
these are the kind of people we need to revive the firing squad for. what a drain on society his incarceration will be.
On Man Arrested for Attempted Sexual Assault
Posted on December 23 at 2:52 p.m.
the race baiting is just a media strategy to divide the population on the issue of police brutality.
year to date the police have killed 1,073 citizens, while only 114 officers have died in the line of duty.
police officers are 2-4x more likely to be perpetrators of domestic violence depending on what research you're looking at.
police officers also commit sexual assault against children at a disproportionate rate when compared to the general population.
these are the issues we should be talking about, not what "color" of citizen commits more crime... color is a terrible indicator for crime rates when you control for socio-economic factors anyway.
On Police Prejudiced Against 'Blacks and Browns'?
Posted on December 17 at 2:39 p.m.
ugh, tragic. godspeed Caleb and sincerest condolences to your friends and family.
On Obituary for Caleb Wheeler Ibsen