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    ... posted a few minutes ago.  Please rec it for the reasons given in the diary - And now a word about oil pipeline safety by DWG.

    Oil spills are far more common than some would have you believe.

    Here is what we learned about oil pipelines this past week:

    1. Pipelines spill. All the big names in oil do it.
    2. Most pipelines are repeat spill offenders.
    3. Republicans hate federal regulations of the oil industry but blame the federal government when the oil industry makes a mess.
    4. Canadian pipeline companies cry when forced to clean up their spills.
    5. Canadian politicians want us to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but worry when existing pipelines might start carrying tar sands bitumen near large cities in Canada.
    6. Canadian median outlets want the American people to believe the lies about the economic benefits of Keystone XL pipeline and ignore the environmental risks.
    7. Canadians breathe a sigh of relief when a pipeline spill in Alberta dumps industrial wastewater rather than tar sands oil into the Athabasca River.
    8. Pundits use oil spilled by train to prove that we should be moving it by pipeline.
    9. Indigenous people in Canada are told corporate profits matter more than land rights and climate change.
    10. Politicians and oil companies ignore pipeline leaks when only poor and indigenous people are affected by the mess.

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