Happy Friday everybody!
So, we again are here to hopefully educate everyone just a little more about why we need pipelines…..
A lot of people assume that because of my beliefs in alternative/natural medicine, rescuing animals, my thoughts on the environment that I am against anything that would affect the earth…..welllllll, I’ve got news for you there….. I totally believe that we should be using more alternative/natural medicine, eating organic and non-gmo foods, saving trees and the environment to the best of our abilities. BUT, we HAVE TO HAVE pipelines! As I have said before, I have been a part of the natural gas/oil industry for many years and know how it works. Do I want them to do it safely with as little impact as possible? ABSOLUTELY! It literally takes yearrrrs for one to be approved by the government. They have to just through so many hoops and so much red tape it’s not even funny. They do everything they possibly can to make sure they do as little damage to the environment as possible, all in order to bring us all the necessities in life that most people cannot live without……me being one of those that cannot live without many many maaaaaany of these products.
Here’s a small list of things made from petroleum products or by-products…..
Makeup, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, perfume, hair color, hair spray, contact lenses, lotion, sunscreen, shaving cream, razors, feminine products, diapers, computers, phones, printers, ink, televisions, gas, diesel, tires, antifreeze, asphalt, tar, motor oil, brake fluid, coolant, antihistamines, inhalers, aspirin, band aids, latex gloves, rubbing alcohol, syringes, anesthetics, cough syrup, artificial limbs, vitamins, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fertilizer, food preservatives, plastic of all kinds, Styrofoam, fabric softener, Teflon coated products, appliances, furniture, sponges, cleaning products, water pipes, wiring insulation, linoleum, upholstery, carpet, vinyl, shingles, paint, toys, instrument strings, cameras, photos, sports equipment, life jackets, helmets, heating (natural gas/propane), cooling, electricity generation, polyester, nylon, rayon, elastic, shoes, kerosene, aviation fuels, diesel fuels, dyes, detergents, additives, oxygenates, anti-fungal compounds, grease, paraffin wax, tar, petroleum jelly, soap, capsules, synthetic fibers, CDs/DVDs, Candles, paint, shoe polish, roof shingles, ammonia, crayons, paper cups, wax paper, chewing gum, breath mints, sun glasses, lip gloss, solvents, cassettes, curtains, dashboards, putty, skis, tool racks, mops, umbrellas, denture adhesive, speakers, tennis rackets, nylon rope, combs, vaporizers, heart valves, enamel, dentures, fan belts, floor wax, sports car bodies, caulk, faucet washers, dyes, TV cabinets, car battery cases, yarn, toilet seats, rubber cement, wheels, luggage, balloons, pillows, artificial turf, models, film, golf balls, pens, boats, golf bags, basketballs, purses, rugs, epoxy, fishing rods, ice cube trays, electric blankets, trash bags, skates, awnings, ice chests, paint brushes, parachutes, dishes, folding doors, cleats, fishing lures, tape, clothesline, linings, oil filters, glycerin, dice, surf boards, shower curtains, safety glasses, eyeglasses, footballs, curlers, heating your home, etc…………………………….
This is no where near a complete list, and forgive me if I duplicated anything, but I wanted you to see at least an idea of all the things that have been invented because of the product(s) from these pipelines. You can’t have it both ways. Now, if you can live without all these things, then more power to you! Awesome! BUT, without pipelines we can’t have all these products. Well, I guess we could if you wanted it transported via train (very dangerous) or semi (even more dangerous and a much bigger carbon footprint), but pipelines really are safer. Yes there are accidents but they are not always the fault of the pipeline company. Of all the alternatives, I would rather have a pipeline (I at one time had 5 in my backyard and never had an issue) than see it transported via train or semi. Just my two cents….
If you do not agree, that’s ok. I respect your opinion, and I hope you will respect mine. We can just agree to disagree and we will just leave it at that, should that be the case.
Ok, off my soap box…..
Have a Happy Healthy Day and a wonderful weekend!!!!! 🙂