DailyDirt: The Risks Of Fossil Fuels

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Relatively cheap fossil fuels allow everyone to enjoy comfortable lifestyles. But every so often, there seem to be horrible stories of environmental damage caused by our continuing addiction to underground hydrocarbons. Pulling oil, coal and gas out of the ground is probably going to be the way we get most of our energy for the foreseeable future, so it's just a bit worrying that we haven't quite figured out how to really mitigate oil spills and other accidents. Fortunately, Mother Nature hasn't taken full revenge (yet?) on us. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: accidents, deepwater horizon, energy, environmental damage, fossil fuels, oil spills, prince william sound, valdez
Companies: bp, chevron, exxon

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Mar 2014 @ 12:29pm

    Again, the tighter the energy policy ==> the greater the already disproportionately male deaths at the bottom of the economy from higher living costs.

    Michael Ho still doesn't care how many more innocent boys at the margins of society die right now just so long as he personally can feel better about the lives of strangers far in the future.

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