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5.0 out of 5 stars Oil madness: the shape of things to come, June 25, 2012
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This review is from: The Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
In our obsession to wring every last drop of oil from the earth -- whatever the costs -- we've polluted the air, fouled the ocean, sacrificed workers' lives, and altered the climate. If the Keystone XL pipeline is built, that list of horribles will include dilbit disasters. I had never heard the word "dilbit" before reading this short but intense and moving chronicle of a 2010 incident in which a pipeline carrying tar sands from Canada burst in Michigan. More than one million gallons of "diluted bitumen," or "dilbit" as it's know in the trade, poured into the Kalamazoo River. The authors have done a wonderful job of showing how the event affected not just the river and surrounding lands, but the people and communities nearby. Scary stuff, made even scarier when you consider that the mega-project, the Keystone XL, will supersize disasters like the one recounted in this book.
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Initial post: Apr 15, 2013 8:10:15 PM PDT
Update - Today, the series of articles this book is based on received the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
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