After I mentioned that Exxon was controlling the airspace above the Arkansas spill, I got a fiery Ask accusing me of spreading conspiracy theories because only the FAA controlled airspace. My mistake: the FAA is controlling the airspace above the spill, per Exxon’s request.
Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In North and South America alone, they’ve spilled more than a million gallons of oil and toxic chemicals – enough to fill two olympic-sized swimming pools.
How bad was it? Here’s an infographic of all the oil spills, leaks and derailments in the past 30 days.
The Long Shadow of the BP Oil Spill Keeps Killing Baby Birds
A Louisiana official says the state’s barrier islands are vanishing “like sugar in coffee.” That’s bad news for the waterfowl whose newly hatched chicks are being washed away.
Source: The Atlantic
Lots of clever individuals have taken Shell oil’s “Let’s Go Public! Ad Contest Gallery” as an opportunity to show Shell exactly what they think of arctic drilling, and it’s not pretty.
Watch the insults fly now before Shell takes it down!