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.

Company behind Dakota Access Pipeline spills over 2 million gallons of drilling fluids into Ohio…
https://thinkprogress.org/dakota-access-company-ohio-spill-d73cb24c8dd6

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?

 

Dakota Access Pipeline: A Blatant Abuse Of Force

Dakota Access Pipeline: A Blatant Abuse Of Force The Dakota Access Pipeline is the most blatant abuse of force since the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.  It is probably the most blatant misuse of force used against Native Americans since the siege of Wounded Knee in the 70s. This demonstration resembles the protests …
Energy Transfer Partners Building Another Pipeline With More Mishaps

The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month. Source: The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy Energy Transfer Partners Building Another Pipeline With More Mishaps In a recent incident in Ohio, Energy Transfer Partners …

 

Energy Transfer Partners Building Another Pipeline With More Mishaps

The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month.

Source: The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy

Energy Transfer Partners Building Another Pipeline With More Mishaps

In a recent incident in Ohio, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) once again showed that they cannot be trusted when it comes to protecting the environment.  Obviously, this company cannot be trusted to protect the environment.

In this most recent incident, Energy Transfer Partners spilled a large amount of drilling mud, a substance used in drilling for taking away waste byproducts (mostly dirt and rock chips) and keeping the drill bit cool and lubricated.  This is the second spill of drilling mud made by Energy Transfer Partners in the pristine wetlands of Ohio since the beginning of April.

In the first incident on April 13, the company reported to the Ohio EPA that they had spilled 2 million gallons of drilling mud into the wetlands. The quantity of drilling mud spilled was enough to cover eight football fields. The next day, April 14, Energy Transfer Partners spilled another 20,000 gallons of drilling mud a few miles away.

Though it is chemically harmless, it still has the potential to suffocate wildlife living in wetlands.  This still happened on a pipeline under construction called the Rover pipeline, which will carry oil from Appalachia to Ontario, Canada.  It will be over 700 miles long.

Of course, this company who are the builders of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota is already well-known to not give a damn about environmental protection.  If they did care about the environment, they wouldn’t have built the Dakota Access Pipeline first.

However, since they are like every other corporation, the only thing they care about is their bottom line.  Corporations like this worship profit like it were God.

To think about Energy Transfer Partners being allowed to build yet another pipeline through sensitive environmental areas, makes me shudder in fear and disbelief.  Then I ask myself; why should I be surprised that a company that has no problem endangering our environment and trampling over the tribal sovereignty of Native Americans care about the environment?

 

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Energy Transfer Partners May Have Misled State to Secure Tax Break

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Are There Any Good Cops Left?

Are There Any Good Cops Left?

 

‘You’re Lucky We Didn’t Shoot Him’: Racist Cops Assault Boy With Down Syndrome and His Parents

via ‘You’re Lucky We Didn’t Shoot Him’: Racist Cops Assault Boy With Down Syndrome and His Parents | Alternet.

 

Sometimes, I am beginning to wonder if all cops in this country are racist, psychopathic assholes. These two officers(if you can call them that)  who committed this atrocity should both be prosecuted.  However, as usual, they are both let off Scott free.  Neither one of them deserves to be put in a position of authority ever again. These are truly what I would describe as bad cops. Even though I know that there are good police officers in this country, sometimes it’s very difficult to recognize the good police officers from the bad ones.  It’s just seems that in the last couple of years, from the unwarranted shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO to the choking death of Eric Garner in New York City, relations between cops and people have deteriorated to the point where I’m beginning to wonder if these relationships can ever be repaired.

Maybe if some of these bad cops who don’t deserve the privilege of wearing a uniform, or also don’t deserve to be put in a position of authority, was ever punished for their misdeeds, I might feel differently.

Every other person in this country should be held accountable for their actions, and if these actions are illegal, or atrocious, they are properly published by the law.  Why shouldn’t the police be treated by the same standards as your average citizen?

If they were, I daresay that relations between citizens and cops would vastly improve.