“California regulates massage therapists more than hydraulic fracturing,” says state Assembly member Richard Bloom, one of the three Democrats calling for a fracking moratorium in the state.
Plains All American Pipeline (PAA) CEO Greg Armstrong described rail as “a pipeline on wheels,” one that his company has invested $1billion into in the past three months.
I share that fear with this resident. It is a fear that each of these spills is happening and being forgotten -- labelled as an isolated incident and not the epidemic it has become. In this latest spill that dumped between 160,000 and half a million litres of oil into Red Deer River, there is a little victim that is unforgettable.
A delegation from the International Energy Agency spent two days in Baghdad speaking with high-ranking officials in preparation for an end-of-year report on the country's oil sector. By some estimates, Iraq could hold some of the largest oil reserves in the world and an international auction for oil and natural gas blocks is planned for May. Without a hydrocarbon law, and considering the fractured political system, the IEA's report may be more about political obstacles than oil potential, however.
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