Friday, March 8, 2013

Dirty pussy Friday... ewww!



Not that pussy this pussy!

You can't get there from here so just keep digging.

Oil.. black gold...bubblin crude.

Alberta, Canada, 1967 the first commercial oil sands operation began. Suncor Energy then called Great Canadian Oil Sands was originally Sun Company of Canada which was a subsidiary of Sun Oil which is now called Sunoco. Confused yet?

Now I'm sure you've seen the ads on TV showing the pristine wilderness while a voice over tells you about all the wonderful clean renewable energy the company is producing all for a better environment and future for the kiddies. Poppy cock! While the company does operate four wind farms on the one hand it's busy polluting the poop out of the planet on the other.

Fine fine everywhere a fine..
On April 2, 2009, Suncor was fined $675,000 for failing to install pollution control equipment at its Firebag operation near Fort McMurray, Alberta in July 2006. On the same day, Suncor was fined $175,000 for dumping untreated wastewater from a company work camp near Fort McMurray into the Athabasca River in 2007.
In the United States, Suncor has also been fined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In April 2012, a fine of $2.2 million was assessed for air pollution. Suncor failed to monitor and control emissions a number of times throughout 2009 and 2010, and numerous emissions exceeded regulations. Additionally, a benzene leak into Sand Creek was discovered in the fall of 2011. Employees at Suncor and the nearby Metro Wastewater Reclamation District Plant were exposed to benzene through the air and through drinking water. Cleanup efforts and the extent of the environmental consequences have remained largely undisclosed to the public and community around Sand Creek.

Now the memory might be a little short of late but I recall using Sunoco gas way back in the mid 70s. Why? Because it was the cheapest stuff around and I was about broke at the time. Someone years later informed me that it was not good stuff to run in an engine and he was right. That's the only car I've ever owned that blew an engine and I don't drive like I was in NASCAR. Something about cutting the gas with alcohol which of course cars back then could not handle. Today all gas is cut with alcohol but they're designed for that now.

So why won't these companies shift to cleaner ways? Because like junkies they have too much invested in the operation and they're all focused on their next 'fix'. They'll talk 'green' until they're blue in the face but their drug of choice is oil and they won't part with it until they're long dead and buried. Problem is they'll take us with them when they go. The thought occurred to me while watching a documentary on the tar sands that there really isn't a place left on the planet that is polluted to some degree or other. Look around your neighborhood. It might look pretty but I'd bet anything you'll find nasties in your soil water and air. A trip out on the boat you say to get away from it all? Think again. We dump sewage and industrial wastes there on a daily basis. Canadians didn't even bother to treat it first until recently.

I hear the ferry boat fog horn so it should be a nice day here. Get out and enjoy it. Just don't forget your respirators.

Bank fails later
UPDATE: One bank failed in GA.

4 comments:

BBC said...

I filled the gas tank today, going to a mountain man show in Monroe tomorrow.

Demeur said...

Wave as ya pass me there Billy. Oh that right can't see me from I-5.

BBC said...

I'm taking the Kingston/Edmunds ferry so won't be on I-5 long, just to the 405 to 522.

I haven't been over that way for years, hope it's not too much of a rat race.

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