Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tar Sands Refinery Cries "Uncle" on Climate Change - Seeks Taxpayer Bailout

The Delaware City Refining Company doesn't just refine oil, it refines bitumen from the Tar Sands. The company, however, is intensely aware of the dangers of climate change, so much so in fact that it's seeking tax dollars to protect its refinery from "tidal encroachment" - another way of saying sea level rise.

The Delaware City Refinery is one of the first refineries to shift its crude oil supply to rail and is refining tar sands -- one of the most carbon-intensive fuels known to man.

To add insult to injury, the sea level rise preparations the Delaware City Refining Company is proposing could negatively affect the community by directing more storm surge toward the town of Delaware City, the small coastal community near where the refinery is located. But who could be surprised by an oil company with such a poor sense of irony acting with no regard for the people around it?

MoS, the Disaffected Lib

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