A measly 3,000 barrels. Conventional crude oil at that. Yet such a minuscule oil spill has central Albertans in a fury. It turns out they don't like their water contaminated. That seems to offend them.
Hmm. Are these the same Albertans who don't mind imperilling British Columbia's pristine coastal waters with truly massive spills of really toxic bitumen contamination, you know the stuff that sinks to the bottom and cannot be cleaned up?
Maybe, just maybe, the Red Deer River spill will finally get the people of Alberta to stand up and demand that their provincial and federal governments not do something incaculably worse with the Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan toxic sludge pipelines and their associated supertanker operations.
Maybe, maybe not.
But this is, after all, Alberta and if there's one place you can be sure the oil companies won't mess people up it's Alberta, right? Ask rancher Dennis Overguard.