Monday, April 1, 2013

Blacking Out News about Oil?

There was an oil spill in Arkansas on Friday; but most of the usual American media sources did not have much to say about it (presumably unless you were living in the area of the spill). Fortunately, Al Jazeera English decided that this was worth reporting, even if it was just a matter of gathering material from their wire sources. They were then kind enough to fill in some background regarding a few other recent pipeline mishaps.

I suppose that, with talk of a new pipeline in the works, there are any number of "powers that be" that would prefer to quash any evidence of how this particular technology can fail.

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