Oil Pipeline Erupts in Canada

Farewell to the Red Deer River.

An oil pipeline burst in Canada yesterday spilling at least 475,000 liters of crude oil into a rain-swollen Red Deer River system in west-central Alberta. The pipeline’s operator Plains Midstream Canada says when the spill was discovered Thursday night after calls from residents it closed off its network of pipelines in the area.

Recent heavy rains have swollen streams and rivers in the area, some to near flood stage, and local officials are concerned the oil will spread more quickly down the system. A nearby resident said that there is oil in the water and it is moving downstream. "It's going to be a major environmental concern for sure."

You know what we need? More oil! Specifically, more Canadian oil. Nothing says "progress" like a filthy polluting fuel source better suited for a hundred years ago. Brilliant.