Comments on: Seeking answers on oil sands crude corrosion http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/08/12/seeking-answers-on-oil-sands-crude-corrosion/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/08/12/seeking-answers-on-oil-sands-crude-corrosion/comment-page-1/#comment-348373 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:01:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20073#comment-348373 With all the tens of thousands of oil leaks around the globe from petroleum company’s infrastructure, it would appear due diligence regarding safe, secure extraction and transportation of crude oil has been willfully ignored for better than 50 years now. It some point one has to accept the reality that governments around the globe have been complicit in that very unwillingness to act in the interests of the environment and the life these ecosystems supports.

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By: RET_SFC http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/08/12/seeking-answers-on-oil-sands-crude-corrosion/comment-page-1/#comment-348367 Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:13:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20073#comment-348367 It is not in a shippers interests to do research that might limit its ability to make money; one should not expect a shipper to conduct such research unless compelled to. Others lacking proof of harm, the shipper can credibly assert there is no harm, leaving it years or decades of profitable activity before remediation (if any) is required.

No one should be surprised by this self-serving approach, used time and again to further economic interests at the expense of health and environmental ones. The question arises what duty a shipper owes under the laws of the land.

Is failing to carry out preventative tests fostering an unlawfully willful ignorance? What access might others have to the alleged corrosive materials to do their own tests? And who has legal standing to complain, when a shipper who COULD have informed himself has remained willfully ignorant of the potential for harm?

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By: grahamhicks http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/08/12/seeking-answers-on-oil-sands-crude-corrosion/comment-page-1/#comment-348327 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:40:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20073#comment-348327 Syncrude and Suncor have been shipping oil sand crude via pipeline out of Northern Alberta since the ’70s. Surely their experience and knowledge could quickly answer any questions. Sounds like yet another tactic in the extreme environmental effort to completely shut down the oil sands without considering the economic consequences to Canada and the need for a secure oil supply until such time as alternative energy sources can take over, i.e. at least 50 years from now.

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/08/12/seeking-answers-on-oil-sands-crude-corrosion/comment-page-1/#comment-348304 Sat, 13 Aug 2011 01:11:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=20073#comment-348304 It would appear that someone has put the cart before the horse.

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