Mojo Nature Asks: What Would You Like To Be Today?

Thanks To Lack of Regulation, The Captains of Dirty Energy Industries Can Make Your Life Very Exciting Without Warning!

Mojo Nature Wants to KnowMojo wants to know: will your town blow up, will you have an earthquake or have your water supply be contaminated? In 21st Century North America, you never know what the boys will surprise you with next!


WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN AN EARTHQUAKE?
Drilling companies can help YOU be in an earthquake if you live in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other locations where gas and exploration operators have opened deep injection wells to store wastewater from fracking and other hydrocarbon extraction activities. Earthquake swarms have been rattling the citizens and causing enough property damage that the lawsuits have already begun. Because the evidence that these injection wells causes earthquakes in places that previously had minimum seismic activity is so overwhelming that only the state authorities charged with protecting the oil and gas business are bothering to express any doubt.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN AN OIL TANKER TRAIN EXPLOSION?
As more and more crude oil is shipped by rail around North America, more and more trains are derailing, and when they do they almost always blow up, spill their loads and burn for days. Just last year, 47 people were killed in Quebec as a runaway oil tanker train destroyed the town center of Lac Mégantic. In the U.S., four other incidents have resulted in evacuations and property damage, but the situation is unlikely to change soon. That’s because the rail operators are using old tanker cars that were targeted 20 years ago as inadequate by the DOT. But buying new cars that don’t blow up as much would cost too much money, so if you live near the tracks, your chances of a life altering experience will remain solid.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOUR SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD FOR SIX MONTHS BECAUSE OF AN OIL SPILL?
These days, you could be living ANYWHERE when all of a sudden up come the bubblin’ crude. In Mayflower, AR ExxonMobil’s ancient Pegasus pipeline carrying heavy tar sands crude (for which it was not designed spewed into this suburban sub division near Little Rock. Maybe 600,000 gallons were spilled and the subsequent clean up was complicated by the nature of the heavy bitumen crude. ExxonMobil was accused of lying about the extent of the spill.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE KILLED BY A CHEMICAL PLANT EXPLOSION?
Louisiana and Texas have been excellent locations for chemical plant explosions of late, possibly due to their unhappiness with even a hint of the kind of job-killing regulation that prevents lethal disasters. In addition to the well covered ammonium nitrate plant fireball in West, Texas (death toll 15), chemical facilities and pipelines all over Louisiana were blowing up all year with virtually no coverage by the media. The additional death toll was 17, with hundreds more evacuated.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO EVACUATED FROM YOUR HOME…FOREVER?
There have been many opportunities in America to be removed from your home because of industrial pollution, radioactivity or other toxic incursions into the life of everyday citizens. Taxpayers as it were. The most amazing current example of industrial refugees is the 350 former residents of Bayou Corne, south of Baton Rouge in the petro state of Louisiana. When Texas Brine, a firm associated with Occidental Petroleum, shaved the sides off one its deep salt dome hydrocarbon storage caverns, all hell broke loose. First earthquakes then an every growing (now 26 acres) sinkhole bubbling with gas and other hydrocarbons.

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