The world's largest crude oil transporter has a secret buried deep in the Great Lakes—two aging oil pipelines that transport 23 million gallons of crude oil through the largest body of fresh water on earth.
Enbridge, the company that operates the pipelines, insists that the two 20-inch pipelines stretching across the Straits of Mackinac could last indefinitely. But one look at the company’s environmental record tells another story: Enbridge had more than 800 spills in North America between 1999 and 2010, dumping nearly 6.8 million gallons of oil. The largest spill released one million gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River, only a few hours drive away from the Mackinac Straits. Activists and advocates have independently verified that parts of the pipeline—built in 1953—are sitting unsupported on the bottom of the lake and in major need of repair.
Motherboard travels to Michigan—oil spill central—to investigate the threats of crude oil being transported through one of the largest freshwater ecosystems in the world by a company with one of the most egregious environmental records.
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I am blown away there is no regulations like at least just a twin wall pipe or ANYThInG more than NOTHINg , one little crack which is highly likely looking at the state of it and boom! entire ecosystem obliterated. Our governements support big industry too much, let them get away with murder.
You talk about spills in the thousands of gallons, but what people hear is "hundreds of thousands of *barrels* " instead, because barrels are how oil is measured. Gallons are tiny. 300,000 gallons isn't even enough to fill an Olympic swimming pool halfway. Yes, any amount of spilled oil is bad, but you're making it sound much worse than it actually is. People dump more oil into the Great Lakes on any given month just from their cooking, and the oil-eating bacteria that naturally live in all water on earth simply devour the stuff.
Oil is oil it's called oil sands idiots not tar get some facts. You can't replace the pipes because of people a red tape. Tree huggers dont want a safer pipe they fight you on everything even when your trying to help. This video is propaganda.
What's so absolutely disgraceful is that these Oil Company's generate huge mega billion's in profit but the big looser every time they have another one of the "accident's" where huge volumes of oil spill out are the Wildlife and the people who live in the area's .. If we don't take step's this will continue to happen again and again... They win The people an Waterway's & land loose , while we pay out the rear end for the very oil we are poisoned by ... NOT a very fare trade is it ?
14:30 kinda funny how he says "No releases" pauses, continues "are acceptible to enbridge". as apposed to instead saying "any releases are unacceptable to enbridge. so no releases are acceptable, maybe a couple releases are too.
Fast forward to 2018 and embridge wants to replace a pipeline know as line 3 because it to is very old but the community is brainwashed by anti pipeline people they are trying to shutdown the re construction of line 3 because they would rather have water instead of oil instead why can’t we all agree that in America we need oil for our modern day society enbride is a huge company who’s number one priority is safety and not having a spill the 2010 spill was bad but because of this company’s fantastic effort to clean the water after the spill the river which was dead and filled with pollution from the big cities that surround the river, the river now has life and fish and vegetation again so why don’t we prepare for a spill to happen because this is life and anything can happen if we are prepared we can fix the problem I’m not worried about anything happening because I know that enbridge is a responsible company
Enbridge management will kick this can down the road until the pipeline breaks so they can continue to get their bonuses. Once the pipeline breaks, there will be no bonuses for years and it could be the end of Enbridge.
Whoa, whao and whao and yes they don't care about fixing the pipe they lose money fixing the pipe they make money when it breaks the insurance pay for it and yes they owns the company that will fix the spill. Money, money and more money.
According to this, since 1999 Enbridge has been responsible for over 1,000,000 Gallons of oil spilling in MI alone. ONE MILLION GALLONS IN MICHIGAN ALONE! That’s 133.5k cubic feet, or 1.5 olympic swimming pools full of oil... That is some scary shit, peeps.
Don't forget the obvious can actually be reality.
Those contain a large part of earths fresh water.
Yet government permitted that stupid risk intentionally.
When it could of done things differently and safe with no risk to the great lakes or other water sources.
Thus why would that be?
Government is corrupt?
Government truly stopped working for our best interest?
Corporation are more powerful then governments?
If they want a population reduction would be easy to just rupture the pipes to make water not drinkable same time as they release other things that will effect us elsewhere all contributing to a goal like was written on Georgia guide stones.
No matter what, humans that care about humans would not take stupid risk like that.
Thus proof that if humans approved and created such a risk means they they don't care.
And anyone that says scientist and engineers calculated it to be safe.
Well I guess they should of added humans with a heart to underline the other risks that would destroy the calculation of the scientist and engineers. Like what if earthquakes strong enough to break the pipes.
Or 1 or few meteorites or terrorism or simply the economy so bad that no funds are there to renew a new the pipes safely.
And yes theres more.
Once something makes those point valid the people who got the added profit might be dead of old age and the money gone or of no value if hipper Inflation.
Like I said in an other channel.
A legit organisation should build a website that will rate countries on they're actions for humans.
Human rights, not provoke war or aggression,
Free health care, fair wage etc.
Then citizens would pressure they country to go in the right direction so they be at top of the list as best country, only then humans could truly see which is the best or greatest country in the world.
And oil pipes in water just doesnt cut it no matter new pipes or old pipes get them out.
If a country does that remove them from all waters then we can see that country changing direction for care of humans. And indirectly proving any attempt to discourage or stop that direction is bad intention no matter their roderic about financial angle.
Anyways wish someone influential could rise that to the public eye and ears.
800,000 Gallons = 20,000 Barrels.
Exxon Valdez (1989, Alaska) spilled 257,000 Barrels
Deepwater Horizon spilled *4.9 MILLION* Barrels
No wonder no one was talking about it. It was quite literally a "drop in the bucket".
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I know were an exposed pipeline is in a creek in the Midwest next to the Mississippi river in Hancock county i may of hit with a few rocks but now i know i can create a big oil spill 10/10 effort to bury it.
This isnt just about greed corrupting those in power. This is about the westernized idea that we dont need government to help regulate how companies operate IN OUR COUNTRY operate. People need to pull there heads from the sand with the whole big brother mentality in america if everyone isnt held to a standard then all is for nothing.
Well we keep consuming their products.. Nobody wants to consume products from eco-responsible companies because they are more expensive. Look at the cattle industry in Florida. It is massively polluting everything from fresh drinking water to the beautiful beaches. That still won't stop Florida residents from consuming animal products. In addition, why will anyone with a conscience work for these big polluters? It blows my mind.
12:18 see the address? 333 Kalamazoo. where is 332 Kalamazoo? where is 334 Kalamazoo?
333 = CCC = Crowned and Conquering Child = Horus the Egyptian child of Isis and Osirus. Then if you watch the Enbridge ass klown talking you will see him make the sign of the horned snake with his forefinger and pinkie. The people involved in the oil and energy business are Luciferians. it is in your face if you care to see it. Their religion is ancient, older than Abraham.
Oh they're so old how could they better call the Local halls and put some new ones in Ah hahahahaah but yes it's the top half that doesn't want to spend on maintenance, coal can burn clean and efficient but the companies don't, didn't and won't ponny up the $$ to to upgrade they waste it on lobbying to try and get rid of the laws instead of abide buy them until we're out of oil, nuclear fuels and coal we'll use it we just have to use it safely
NO PIPE LINE SHOULD EVER BE PUT IN WATER.
THESES PIPE LINE'S NEED TO BE TAKEN UP.THERE ARE SAFER WAYS TO TRANSPORT IT THAT WOULD NOT IN DANGER THE WATER OR LAKE'S.
THEY SHOULD BE MADE TO TAKE IT ALL UP AND NEVER ALOUD TO DO THIS AGAIN.ONCE IT SPILLS AND SPREADS IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO CLEAN AND SITS ON BOTTOM KEEPS ON KILLING LIFE.
IF SPILLED ON LAND WOULD BE EASYER TO CLEAN UP AND TO MAINTAIN THE PIPE LINE.
THEY OIL COMPANIES SHOULD NEVER BE ALOUD TO PUT ANY PIPE LINE THROUGH WATER ANY WERE IN AMERICA .AND IT'S NOT A MATTER IF IT BREAKS BUT WHEN.
WE HAVE VERY LITTLE CLEAN FRESH WATERS.
IT IS UP MOST IMPORTANT TO PROTECT IT FROM DISASTER.WITH OUT WATER WE WILL DIE OF THIRST.
Do people not know that oil spills, happen without man's actions.
As ground based oil can, and will come to the surface on its own.
Through the actions of and earth quake, or plain pressure build up surpassing the natural limits of the ground's ability to control it.
When this happen thousands of years ago, humans did not have the know how nor the ability to clean this up.
So what happened? For many years, that zone would be a kill off zone. Mother nature would slowly clean up this mess. with the use of microbes.
Humans have changed this dynamic. As we have spread the possible disaster zone, around the whole globe.
Truth wise, we as living creatures cannot afford to have massive destruction. As we would then be unable to feed our level of population.
Lets put it this way.. If we as people stopped using oil.
Oil spills will still happen. As nature will bubble up oil from time to time..
Just right now, we have people who are reasonable for oil clean up!
Is oil bad? Depends on how you look at it.
But oil will spill up, if left to nature to run on its own.
Spills have been happening without man's actions.
And remember, oil is made from nature, by nature.
People, seem to forget this... I wonder why?
An ounce of prevention is the best medicine.!
And encourage mankind to do better than nature!
i need a license to take fish from these lakes but i dont need anything to endanger it with millions of gallons of oil. all the maintenance in the world cant predict or prevent an accident which results in the total destruction of the largest contiguous body of fresh water in north america. but nevermind what I say... its only your drinking water..
The heads of Enbridge need to be put on notice that 'they' know the pipes need replaced. Their inactivity to replace them shows that they need to be held criminally negligent if a spill does occur. As of now (2018) they are playing Russian roulette with nature. If the (paid off) government will not hold them personally accountable if a spill occurs, then the people must. Capitalism that is injurious to nature needs to have the gravest of consequences. The elected officials and non elected corporate heads should all feel the brunt if any took 'favors, or contributions' to look the other way or write laws that allow these companies to bypass common sense maintenance or replacement schedules. Michigan needs to get torches and pitchforks ready.
Use magnacite, it's natural, has a magnetic quality and oil naturally clings to it. Then use a version of a magnetic wand to attract the magnetized oil. Remove from environment. Oil is still good. Environment good. Win win!!
well of course there is no federal regulation, its not just Joe Shmuck's company, its a billions of dollars industry that fuels the country, and fills the pockets of more politicians than you think, so naturally they don't want to put laws in place that would hinder these companies profits and ability to fund political parties and fill up their coffers.... when you hear politician's talking about how small businesses are the back bone of the economy, that is BS, THIS BUSINESS is the backbone of the economy, people in government WILL fight you to keep the black blood of this country flowing.
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