The War on The Environment

Natural gas and petroleum systems are the largest source of CH4 emissions from industry in the United States. Methane is the primary component of natural gas. Some CH4 is emitted to the atmosphere during the production, processing, storage, transmission, and distribution of natural gas. Because gas is often found alongside petroleum, the production, refinement, transportation, and storage of crude oil is also a source of CH4 emissions. For more information, see the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks sections on Natural Gas Systems and Petroleum Systems. Ntural Gas has a hirer crabon print than coal. One worker said:I work for a safety company that oversees fracking operations and im sitting on frac job in south Texas as I speak…I’ve seen the toxic chemicals pumped into the ground which include acid,calcium chloride,toxic gels..it’s bad no matter what anybody says..but we live in a country that is greedy. The estimates of  carbon footprint based on  answers to these.  TH = high-temperature/open-circuit, WL = Light Water Reactors, WH = Heavy  associated with the burning of fossil fuels, like natural gas, crude oil and coal. Natural gas has a hight Carbon footprint than coal.

Clean burning Coal:

kills 4 million people each year in developing Nation due to coal burning stoves. It is like smoking a carton of Cigarettes a day. This was reported in Watch Tower magazine from the Jehovah Witnesses.

Freedom Industries:

Some 300,000 residents of Charleston, W.Va., and environs are going into their fifth day without tap water for drinking, cooking, or bathing after a coal-processing chemical leaked into the local water supply from a plant on the Elk River. That plant is owned by a closely held company called Freedom Industries. Many West Virginians, not to mention state and federal investigators, have questions about Freedom Industries. Some preliminary answers:

Kalamazoo River:

this occurred in July 2010 when a pipeline operated by Enbridge(Line 6B) burst and flowed into Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River. A six-foot break in the pipeline resulted in the largest inland oil spill, and one of the costliest spills, in U.S. history. The pipeline carries diluted bitumen (dilbit), a heavy crude oil from Canada’s Athabasca oil sands to the United States. On Feb. 17, 2014, Comstock Charter Township Planning Commission unanimously approved a dredge pad location for Enbridge to process dredged sediment. Enbridge plans to start the Comstock Township dredge pad construction in March. Enbridge now has the needed permits to build a dredge pad and conduct the lake and delta work to remove oil-contaminated sediment. Dredging in the lake and delta to remove oil-ning Commission unanimously approved a dredge pad location for Enbridge to process dredged sediment. Enbridge plans to start the Comstock Township dredge pad construction in March. Enbridge now has the needed permits to build a dredge pad and conduct the lake and delta work to remove oil-contaminated sediment. Dredging in the lake and delta to remove oil-ontaminated sediment is expected to continue throughout the summer. The permit granted by the township expires Nov. 30, 2014. The company’s original plan last year to set up a dredge pad in another location was met with local opposition, and the township denied the permit.

Klee Bemally of the Punk Rock Band Black Fire. Reports:he iconic Grand Canyon is the site of a battle over toxic uranium mining. Last year, a company called Energy Fuels Resources was given federal approval to reopen a mine six miles from the Grand Canyon’s popular South Rim entrance. A coalition of Native and environmental groups have protested the decision, saying uranium mining could strain scarce water sources and pose serious health effects. Diné (Navajo) tribal lands are littered with abandoned uranium mines. From 1944 to 1986, 3.9 million tons of uranium ore were chiseled and blasted from the mountains and plains of the region. More than 1,000 mines have closed, but the mining companies never properly disposed of their radioactive waste piles, leading to a spike in cancer rates and other health ailments. There will also be a development of Tar Sands oil in Arizona and Utah.

Duke Energy:

Duke Energy, the electric utility whose massive spill of toxic coal ash into a river six weeks ago is part of a federal investigation, illegally pumped as much as 61 million gallons of coal-ash wastewater into a second river from September to last week, North Carolina regulators charged on Thursday.

Both the accidental spill and the deliberate releases occurred not far upstream from municipal drinking-water intakes.

The utility’s officials have said that the pumping was part of preparations for routine maintenance of two settling ponds that hold ash, the remains of coal burned to generate power.

But regulators cast doubt on that claim on Thursday. “The state’s investigation revealed that the pumping activities ongoing at this plant far exceeded what would reasonably be considered routine maintenance,” said Tom Reeder, the director of the water resources division at the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

In Iraq 2010:

an investigation by The Times found that in five Iraqi provinces waste from American bases was being dumped locally rather than being sent back to the United States.

In both the north and west there were accounts of multiple 55-gallon drums of engine oil leaking into the ground. In other places, open acid containers sit within reach of small children.

Discarded batteries were also found lying close to irrigated farmland. Toxic components could get into the local water supply and threaten the lives and well being of the population.

A reporter from The Times was shown a Pentagon document, dated 2009, by a private contractor stating there was “an estimated 11 million pounds of hazardous waste” produced by American troops. But this is only a partial estimate, as one brigadier general told the same reporter that he was “in the process of disposing of 14,500 tons of oil and soil contaminated with oil.”

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