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The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 19th, 2017, 4:12 pm

https://davidsuzuki.org/story/oil-spill ... e-postcard



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After examining potential impacts of a 15,000-cubic-metre oil spill in B.C. waters on 21 marine mammals, researchers concluded most individuals would be at risk and a few local populations wouldn’t survive. Baleen whales, for example, are highly susceptible to ingesting oil because they breathe through blowholes, filter and eat food from the ocean surface and rely on invertebrate prey. Oil residue can stick to the baleen, restricting the amount of food they consume.

Resident and transient killer whales, sea otters and Steller sea lions were most likely to see a drop in population levels from an oil spill. Killer whales are especially vulnerable because of their small populations, low reproductive rates, dietary specialization, long lives and complex social structure. The 76 southern resident killer whales off the B.C. coast, Canada’s most endangered marine mammal, are particularly threatened by oil spills, as well as ship strikes and underwater noise that hinders their ability to feed and communicate.

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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby twobits » Dec 19th, 2017, 9:44 pm

Seriously? David Suzuki? Have you not yet clued into the fact that he is an absolute fraud that has just milked environmentalism for profit. He has several million dollar homes that are nowhere close to carbon neutral and jets all over the world preaching his hypocrisy for profit staying in penthouse suites with "an girl (bodacious tata's) staff."
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby bob vernon » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:01 pm

Remember the Exxon Valdez? Alaskan oil spill. It was back in the 1980s, so they hope you'd forgotten. Google it and refresh yourself. How many years did it take before Exxon finally settled? TWENTY-SIX. Many of the fishermen whose livelihoods were paved over passed away before they could collect a cent. Exxon fought every detail, every judicial decision, every inch of the way, seeking delay after delay until a more favourable judge was on the case, offering to settle and then showing up in court for the settlement only to spring another round of delaying tactics. And they wonder why Canadian fishermen are against oil tankers. TWENTY-SIX YEARS.

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Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:04 pm

bob vernon wrote:It was back in the 1980s, so they hope you'd forgotten.

Who's "they"? :135:
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby bob vernon » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:07 pm

Those same good corporate citizens who shipped oil then and want to have another chance to make the same mistake.

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Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:08 pm

bob vernon wrote:Those same good corporate citizens who shipped oil then and want to have another chance to make the same mistake.

Oh, you mean the companies that ship the product we, the consumer, demand they ship - gotcha :up:
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Postby Urban Cowboy » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:41 pm

bob vernon wrote:Remember the Exxon Valdez? Alaskan oil spill. It was back in the 1980s, so they hope you'd forgotten. Google it and refresh yourself. How many years did it take before Exxon finally settled? TWENTY-SIX. Many of the fishermen whose livelihoods were paved over passed away before they could collect a cent. Exxon fought every detail, every judicial decision, every inch of the way, seeking delay after delay until a more favourable judge was on the case, offering to settle and then showing up in court for the settlement only to spring another round of delaying tactics. And they wonder why Canadian fishermen are against oil tankers. TWENTY-SIX YEARS.


I guess the fact that tanker design was changed to double hull during those 26yrs, in the interest of safety, has no bearing on the issue at all eh?
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:44 pm

Old Techie wrote:
I guess the fact that tanker design was changed to double hull during those 26yrs, in the interest of safety, has no bearing on the issue at all eh?

Shhhh! They don't want you to know that :biggrin:
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 20th, 2017, 12:50 am

Lol again if you think its cool to support dirty oil your not. Infact your uncool.
If oils so safe lets get your address so we can come dump used motor oil in your yard :smt045

I didnt think so .

I already proved anything made from carbon oil can be made from plant oil or seed oil plus it biodegrades .

Your argument doesnt hold up to.logic .

Plus we already had oil spills at burnaby plant that had nothing to do with a ship annd we tax payers had to pay for those spills as bclibs looked the other way .
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 20th, 2017, 8:37 am

bob vernon wrote:Remember the Exxon Valdez? .


Yes it was a long time ago. So long ago that it's only now remembered by fear-mongering eco-nuts. It's a testament to the safety of oil tanker traffic that the only accident that these nuts can point at happened decades ago. What a great job mankind has done in making these oil-carrying ocean-going vessels so safe. So safe that they make fear-mongering frauds like David Suzuki look beyond stupid when they play their games. Does David Suzuki need a fifth house? Why doesn't he just fade away already?
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 20th, 2017, 8:38 am

maryjane48 wrote:Lol again if you think its cool to support dirty oil your not. Infact your uncool.


What's uncool are eco-lunatics who just lie their arses off to suit a diseased economy-killing agenda.
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 20th, 2017, 8:39 am

Old Techie wrote:
I guess the fact that tanker design was changed to double hull during those 26yrs, in the interest of safety, has no bearing on the issue at all eh?


and boom goes the eco-loon dynamite
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby LordEd » Dec 20th, 2017, 8:49 am

maryjane48 wrote:If oils so safe lets get your address so we can come dump used motor oil in your yard :smt045
As long as we can do the same with all of the byproducts of manufacturing raw materials for solar panels to your address.

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Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 20th, 2017, 8:55 am

maryjane48 wrote:Lol again if you think its cool to support dirty oil your not. Infact your uncool.
If oils so safe lets get your address so we can come dump used motor oil in your yard :smt045

I didnt think so .

I already proved anything made from carbon oil can be made from plant oil or seed oil plus it biodegrades .

Your argument doesnt hold up to.logic .

Plus we already had oil spills at burnaby plant that had nothing to do with a ship annd we tax payers had to pay for those spills as bclibs looked the other way .

So you use no petroleum products on a daily basis what so ever? Everything you use is made of plant or seed oil? And how is all that plant and seed oil harvested and transported?

Logic my arse lol
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Re: The dangers of a oil spill on bc coastal waters

Postby vegas1500 » Dec 20th, 2017, 6:49 pm

maryjane48 wrote:Lol again if you think its cool to support dirty oil your not. Infact your uncool.
If oils so safe lets get your address so we can come dump used motor oil in your yard :smt045

I didnt think so .

I already proved anything made from carbon oil can be made from plant oil or seed oil plus it biodegrades .

Your argument doesnt hold up to.logic .

Plus we already had oil spills at burnaby plant that had nothing to do with a ship annd we tax payers had to pay for those spills as bclibs looked the other way .


I guess, according to you, there’s lots of uncool people on this forum.....personally the fact you think dirty oil is uncool, probably means :cuss: to everyone.... :biggrin:

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