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Posted on June 8 at 12:37 p.m.
Internal pipeline inspection is a high tech science. There are uncertainties in the data coming back from the ILI inspection devices, and more uncertainties in its interpretation.
Uncertainties would be instantly eliminated however if Plains would simply refer to the commenters on this board. PHMSA and the state fire marshall would also find blogger determinations (here) both authoritative and final.
On Huge Discrepancy in Pipeline Corrosion Measurements
Posted on June 5 at 1:19 p.m.
Ekermann:Your comment (above) would get you an immediate job as a SBCO regulator. The most obstructive and difficult offices would dig the way you think.
On ExxonMobil Submits Emergency Application to Truck Oil
Posted on June 4 at 11:20 p.m.
Spacey: Oil fuels the society that can afford to pay Ted Danson big bucks for his movies. Ted could not get this kind of money in the dirt poor central African countries that dont burn oil. Only here in the USA, where we burn the stuff by the tens of millions of barrels a day. Some of it does spill, we must accept
So whats up with all this preachy, self righteousness from those so conspicuously enjoying the benefits of our oil fueled economy? Anybody and everybody, living and working here, especially in SB is living large on oil. Admit it. You know what I mean.
On Oil and Water Don’t Mix
Posted on June 4 at 7:12 p.m.
Lets not (at least) dupe ourselves. Plains does not limit site access, or control the scene. The EPA/Coast Guard takes total charge from the start. Period.
So if we wonder about the controlled news feeds (or no news feeds at all), the stage managed volunteer cleanup effort . . .or any of this . . .do not be so naive as to think Plains stage managed all this. They didnt and couldnt.
Try try not to be so easily taken in
On A Dupe for Spill Cleanup Duty
Posted on June 4 at 12:33 p.m.
Nick:Yes it has been a sphincter thru which no sunshine has passed.
PAAP could not have tightened the info pucker strings like this. Had to be gaggle of quasi-military response authorities. They are the good guys though. . .right?
On Red Dogs in the Sunset
Posted on June 4 at 9:26 a.m.
We like easy explanations. So we gin up a greedy self-absorbed oil baron, lighting his Cuban with bucks saved by not putting in that magic valve. Yeah thats it. String him up.
On Seeps and Spills
Posted on June 4 at 8:12 a.m.
We burn thru a lot of oil as a society. 90 million of barrels every day. Spills are unfortunate, but must realistically be expected. We wouldnt have spills if we collectively digressed to dirt poor mud dwellers.
Environmentalists loudly declare that we all need to digress to mud people. Just not them. They . . (you understand) . . are too important to the enviro movement. They must maintain their first world existence, with perhaps a few symbolic green overtures like recycling their plastic bags, and/or adding a battery powered car to their fleet.
Posted on June 3 at 9:43 p.m.
What do you say to the messenger who complains of the dust, while dragging a branch behind him?
Posted on June 3 at 7:49 p.m.
I'll tell you where tourism is off. Its off in those sad, undeveloped countries where they live in the dirt. They eat it too. Happily though, they dont have oil spills in those places.
In this country, where we burn thru 90 million barrels of oil a day, spills happen. We can hold our breath and pitch a fit about this. . .or we can move to one of several wretchedly poor, oil-free countries.
On Will Refugio Oil Spill Hurt Tourism?
Posted on June 3 at 6:14 p.m.
Jedi:Howgreen is basically saying: Santa Barbara must be the biggest collection of pampered, spoiled brats on the planet.
Perhaps you Sacjon, and Volok should quit this first-world existence and go live somewhere where they dont burn oil (by the millions of barrels).
Just a suggestion
On Dead Dolphins, Pelicans Continue to Wash Ashore after Refugio Oil Spill