Company behind Dakota Access Pipeline spills over 2 million gallons of drilling fluids into Ohio…
Energy Transfer Partners Shows Themselves to Be Liars (Again)
Once again, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) the company that drilled the Dakota Access Pipeline, shows themselves to be liars again. This time, the company is lying about (or tried to) a pipeline they are drilling in the state of Ohio. This time, they are trying to lie about spilling drilling fluid into the pristine wetlands of Ohio.
Even though Energy Transfer Partners claims that drilling fluid is non-toxic and will not hurt the wetlands, the Ohio EPA and environmentalists say otherwise. ETP claims that drawing fluid consists of mostly bentonite, which they claim is harmless because it is a form of clay and occurs naturally. On the other hand, the Ohio EPA and environmentalists claim otherwise, saying that the consistency of the drilling fluid is harmful to wetlands because it has the potential to smother wildlife if ingested.
Drilling fluid is used to keep drill bits cool and transport waste materials from the drilling hole. What Energy Transfer Partners doesn’t say is that drilling fluid is also composed of different minerals and chemicals that are potentially harmful. Once again they have shown themselves to be a corporation that cannot and should not be trusted. Like most corporations, Energy Transfer Partners chooses to lie to the public and hide their activities because they know they are causing harm to the environment.
The CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, Kelcy Warren cannot figure out why his company has been the subject of so much criticism. He also says that he finds the criticism to not only be unfair but personally hurtful. Oh, poor baby! He has to be kidding!
His corporation was guilty of many transgressions in the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline. His company was not only guilty of violating the civil rights and tribal sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux, and their supporters. They have clearly shown that all they really care about is making a profit, just like the rest of corporate America.
He and his entire corporation rode roughshod over the environment and Native Americans living there and risked ruining their entire water supply; something which may still happen if the pipeline leaks, which it has already.
The question I ask is, how long are these corporations, especially companies like Energy Transfer Partners who are in the industry of an obsolete technology like fossil fuels going to be allowed to continue ruining the planet we live on?