Oil Pipelines: The Dirty Needles Of Our Planetary Addiction

Our continuing hunger for illusory cheap energy is the enabling force behind the corporate sociopaths who are spilling the Earth’s blood over the land.

North Dakota, the nation’s No2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

According to records obtained by the Associated Press, the pipeline spills, many of them small, are among some 750 “oil field incidents” that have occurred since January 2012 without public notification.

“That’s news to us,” said Don Morrison, director of the Dakota Resource Council, an environmental-minded landowner group with more than 700 members in North Dakota.


“Nearly 300 spills in less than two years” works out to a spill every couple of days. It takes a considerable degree of complacency and complicity for the news media to ignore this level of incompetence and malfeasance.

And what the hell is an “oil field incident”?

It will come as no surprise that Koch Industries — the corporate face of the two insane billionaires who’ve been stinking up the joint for decades — has controlling interests in a lot of these companies. And it’s equally unsurprising that our news delivery system is as inefficient, wasteful, and incompetently run as the pipelines themselves.

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