"All oil comes from someone's backyard...."
- A quote:
> All oil comes from someone’s backyard, and when we don’t reduce theRead all about it:
> amount of oil we consume, and refuse to drill at home, we end up
> getting people to drill for us in Kazakhstan, Angola and Nigeria —
> places without America’s strong environmental safeguards or the
> resources to enforce them.
> Kazakhstan, for one, had no comprehensive environmental laws until
> 2007, and Nigeria has suffered spills equivalent to that of the
> Exxon Valdez every year since 1969. (As of last year, Nigeria had
> 2,000 active spills.) Since the Santa Barbara spill of 1969, and
> the more than 40 Earth Days that have followed, Americans have
> increased by two-thirds the amount of petroleum we consume in our
> cars, while nearly quadrupling the quantity we import. Effectively,
> we’ve been importing oil and exporting spills to villages and
> waterways all over the world.