Monday, April 01, 2013

Meanwhile, in Arkansas

While we are being distracted by wall-to-wall coverage of Justin Bieber's monkey and Kim Kardashian's odd choice of maternity wear, a tar sands pipeline in Arkansas has ruptured in a neighborhood. The residents have been evacuated, no news crews are allowed in, and no cleanup crews are in sight. To make the story even more interesting, I have heard (unsubstantiated) that this pipeline was manufactured in China, and was meant to be guaranteed for only six years. It did not reach that standard of durability, but even that standard is shocking to me. When you hear there has been a "spill" I am sure many of us think a llittle puddle on the ground. THIS is what they mean:


Meryl Baer said...

Unfortunately environmental disasters happen so frequently they do not make headlines, and details squashed. Years from now people will say of our lack of concern and slow consciousness about the havoc our lifestyle is wreaking on the environment - What were they thinking???

lacochran's evil twin said...

Where are your pictures of the maternity wear?