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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:02:24 PM

The environmental impacts of an oil spill in central Arkansas began to come into focus Monday as officials said a couple of dead ducks and 10 live oily birds were found after an ExxonMobil pipeline ruptured last week.
"I'm an animal lover, a wildlife lover, as probably most of the people here are," Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson told reporters. "We don't like to see that. No one does."
Officials are urging people in Mayflower, a small city about 20 miles northwest of Little Rock, not to touch any injured or oiled animals as crews clean up Friday's spill.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/02/oily-ducks-found-after-thousands-gallons-oil-spill-in-arkansas/#ixzz2PK3eu2t9
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 12:28:30 AM

DrPepper - Stop with the theatrics, I never tried to muzzle you free speech, never have! (your comment is a designed headline grabber, shame on you)!

You really should stop, as your not fooling anybody when you turn things around, it only annoys. That's the only thing my comment was directed to! "Stay on Topic; that is at hand"!

P.S - I believe your bird kill numbers are screwed up!
Reputable and verifiable sources would be nice! (In the appropriate thread when it comes up)!

[Edited by: CdnLynx at 4/5/2013 12:30:40 AM EST]
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:47:37 AM

Bet they have well water ready to be contaminated too.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:24:02 AM

CdnLynx please stop trying to deny my rights to free speech. I would never deny that right to you or others.

Relative? Yes, and that's exactly my point. You see, here are 2 dead ducks, sad and very unfortunate. But relative to the millions of birds killed by wind turbines and relative to the amount of energy produced by wind, the millions of birds killed and the 10's of millions projected to be killed is very significant.
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:21:15 AM

DrPepper - ugh, I asked you to stop, nothing is perfect!
I have addressed this in the past; usually my posts, were the last, in those particular threads, as I entered the fray late, and subsequently, no reaction to my late comments.
Nothing is perfect; wind and solar is not as bad as you make it out to be!
Yes, there is bird kill, have taken a cursory look into some things; we may have place wind farms in remote areas, even offshore (like Denmark) were there will be less bird/bat losses. Low freg noise levels and vibration may contribute to health of living creatures.
I would like to add that in the production of everything, there is waste, whether it be the agriculture, industrial, scientific, nuclear industries, even human consumption creates waste! All things are relative!
People and science know that the energy from solar/wind is free; that we just have to collect/harness it, albeit maybe, in a better/more efficient way! It is not perfect, however we should not give up on solar/wind! If we did that, we would not have had electricity, modern communications or air travel. We as humans must persevere and not get locked in with the convenient/comfortable routes as in the past. Innovate and think outside of the box!
However this is not what we are talking about here, so stop!
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:20:39 AM

I have to agree with you CdnLynx. It is very annoying that there are those that will bury there heads in the sand when it comes to the not so green side of wind and solar energy.

ANd it's only getting worse, by 2030, there will likely be more than 100,000 wind turbines in the U.S., and these are expected to kill at least one million birds each year—probably significantly more. Wind farms are also expected to impact almost 20,000 square miles of terrestrial habitat, and over 4,000 square miles of marine habitat by 2030, some of it critical to threatened species.

No, I don't think I can stop putting forth the realities. It's too critical to our environmental future.
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:57:58 AM

Not good
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CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 2:18:11 AM

Dr Pepper - Plse stop, you know your actions are wrong. Just stop, your not fooling people, it's very annoying!
We could go further and compare, heart disease, cancer, war, indiscriminate killings with gun and bullets, oops forgot those pesky tsunamis!
Today its oil spill! Geesh!


[Edited by: CdnLynx at 4/3/2013 2:18:47 AM EST]
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:04:53 PM

Just think of all the birds killed by MD-11's, just terrible !!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 3:38:08 PM

oh it from fox news it must be a lie
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07skydriver
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 2:10:13 PM

Too bad it's not olive oil.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:23:25 PM

Sorry to hear about that.
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FranklinON
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 1:05:59 PM

Anyone who's surprised by this, raise their hands. We know that oil extraction & transport is bad for our environment - but we are so addicted to it, we're unable to stop.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:37:40 PM

Sad, but nothing compared to the millions of birds killed by wind turbines.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:34:48 PM

Sorry to hear about any oil spill
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:21:42 PM

Unfortunate. The ducks migrate across Arkansas.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:20:36 PM

Awww so sad, not. All this means is that there are 2 less ducks to shoot and put on the table for a good meal, nothing else. Ducks are food, period.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:15:44 PM

Truck in the Dawn dish washing detergent!
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:15:09 PM

that goes to show the pipelines are not a good idea.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 12:12:21 PM

It's a shame. Accidents are to be expected to some degree in every industry and endeavor. However, Exxon's history, with its cavalier attitude and approach to spills, doesn't inspire trust or good will.
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