ready to have a government takeover of all oil companies; revamp safety standards and existing rigs, until they can all be pulled out slowly, over a ten-year "moonshot" energy plan. (a worldwide energy plan is truly the one thing "too big to fail.")
(Reuters) - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, partly owned by BP, shut down on Tuesday after spilling several thousand barrels of crude oil, drastically cutting supply out of Alaska's oilfields.
The volume of spilled oil is unknown. "We've estimated the spill is several thousand barrels," she said. All has been held within the secondary containment, which has capacity to hold 104,500 barrels, she said. The amount spilled is "nowhere near" the containment area's capacity, she added.
Alyeska is a consortium owned by five oil companies. Major owners are BP, ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil. Unocal and Koch hold minor shares.
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which runs from Prudhoe Bay to the tanker port of Valdez, normally ships about 667,000 barrels of oil daily.
UPDATE: thanks, not much else to say for this one, other than to report it. i really want to know what we bother doing with the nuclear waste other than "bury it" (whether three inches or three miles underground) that does not eventually, inevitably/accidentally endangers any region's groundwater supply.
otherwise, i truly am asking for "the moon"... solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, NO NUKES, NO COAL, NO OIL. all green, all clean. it's stupid of us if we cannot make that. and if not, we need to dial down our needs to match.
UPDATE: check out how wall st journal lays it down: "Alaska Oil Pipeline Shut After Power Outage"! (caused an oil spill). to whit, first fuckin' paragraph:
"DOW JONES NEWSWIRES-The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, owned by BP Plc (BP) and other oil majors, was shut down Tuesday, cutting most supply out of Alaska oilfields, after a power outage caused an oil spill. "