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Old 08-31-2010, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Shocking New Video Argues The Deepwater Horizon Disaster Is Just Beginning

Oil industry expert Ian R Crane’s Shocking New Video Argues The Deepwater Horizon Disaster Is Just Beginning
Tue Aug 24, 4:00 am ET

Oil industry expert Ian R Crane’s Shocking New Video Argues The Deepwater Horizon Disaster Is Just Beginning - Yahoo! News
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The next round of hearings into the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster is now underway in Houston, Texas. Ian R Crane, a former oil industry executive and now a lecturer in geopolitics, provides unique insights into events leading up to the rig explosion in his new DVD presentation ‘‘BP - Population Reduction and the End of an Age’. He warns of a BP legacy which will affect health and food supplies for many years to come...
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Gulf waste heads to landfills, some with problems
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Wed Aug 25, 6:34 am ET

Gulf waste heads to landfills, some with problems - Yahoo! News
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The cleanup of history's worst peacetime oil spill is generating thousands of tons of oil-soaked debris that is ending up in local landfills, some of which were already dealing with environmental concerns.

The soft, absorbent boom that has played the biggest role in containing the spill alone would measure more than twice the length of California's coastline, or about 2,000 miles. More than 50,000 tons of boom and oily debris have made their way to landfills or incinerators, federal officials told The Associated Press, representing about 7 percent of the daily volume going to nine area landfills.

A month after the oil stopped flowing into the Gulf, the emphasis has shifted toward cleanup and disposal of oily trash at government-approved landfills in coastal states...
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Probably everyone knows there’s a bill that’s been introduced to “catch” and “store” CO2 billing the deployment of CSS technology as “critical to meeting the energy and environmental objectives of the United States“, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), but…. has anyone had a chance to think this through??? What is CSS technology anyway and what are the “real” costs to our environment “protecting” us from big bad carbon dioxide? Take a quick look see, Can CO2 Be Stored Safely Underground. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you…. you’re reading it right. CSS technology filters carbon dioxide from coal powered station exhaust gases then pumps that CO2 down about a mile into porous rock where they “think” it’ll stay put. I don’t think I’m missing anything here but if we’re going to start spending billions of dollars making people rich off of playing some CO2 shell game drilling to that depth…. why not store all that oil-soaked debris staff mentioned from the Gulf “spill” down there then bill BP for the costs so we can keep it out of our landfills? Better yet…. wouldn’t it make more sense cutting out the middlemen by mandating that nuclear energy providers “catch” and “store” nuclear wastes by disposing of it down at that depth??? I know the costs would be passed on to consumers when our utility bills went up but…. we’re getting set up to eat all those costs anyway and then some if carbon markets get up and running. Middlemen are lurking in the shadows salivating at carbon trading revenues this Rockefeller bill and others like it will generate. This whole CO2 catch and store business smacks of a flagrant disregard for the environment and…. social hypocrisy.
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