What to know about antelope oil spill, spill containment and recovery
Antelope oil spills and spills that occur in Texas and Oklahoma can have a serious impact on wildlife populations and the environment, said Texas Ranger Mike McGlone.
In March, a Texas oil company announced it would begin the process of recovering oil and settling the spilled material, which is estimated to have been about 50 billion gallons.
It’s expected that the company will use the recovered oil to fuel the construction of a new oilfield, but McGlorone said the recovery process could take years.
“It will take us a decade or more to recover, and that’s just a fact of life,” McGlones said.
“There are a lot of environmental impacts to oil and gas extraction that are very significant.
You just cannot recover and ship that oil.
It has a tremendous impact on a lot other places, too.”
The biggest problem that we have is that the oil is very, very corrosive.
If we didn’t have this oil, we wouldn’t be able to get that oil off the surface, or to get it into the ground, to build a pipeline,” he said.
Antelope oil is the most common cause of oil spills in the United States.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are approximately 40,000 documented oil spills involving wildlife, including oil from cattle and sheep, and about 400 spills involving water.”
That’s the big problem,” Mcglone said.
He said that the most significant oil spill of all in Texas happened in 1993 in the town of Branson.
About 10,000 cattle were trapped and killed in the spill and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed.
McGlone said he’s also concerned about the spill in the small town of Klamath Falls, which has about 2,200 residents and about 1,000 animals.
The area is considered one of the most biologically sensitive areas in the state because of the high concentration of the desert tortoise, a critically endangered species.”
I’m not concerned about oil spills, I’m concerned about habitat loss, habitat loss for wildlife, for plants, for everything,” McClintone said, noting that the spill has already cost the community about $3 million.
McClinton said the oil company should be doing more to clean up the spill site and put more resources into the recovery effort.
He noted that the federal government has not been able to help Klamaths residents since the spill occurred.”
McClinmont said he thinks that the state will be able find out what happened to the oil by looking at the chemical composition of the oil, which can show the location of the spill. “
We’re looking for answers, and we’re going to be holding them until the next time we have some answers.”
McClinmont said he thinks that the state will be able find out what happened to the oil by looking at the chemical composition of the oil, which can show the location of the spill.
He also noted that there have been no official reports of wildlife casualties since the oil was released.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, which handles the oil spill investigation, said the department will be contacting Klamast Falls residents and asking them to take part in the recovery.
The state Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security will be providing assistance with cleanup and recovery efforts and will provide emergency assistance to affected residents, including providing water, food and medical supplies.
McCallion said the state is also working with Klamasta Riverkeeper, which works to protect water quality in the Klamas.
“This is a massive community, this is one of our biggest water supplies in the country,” he added.
“That’s why I think it’s important for everyone to be very vigilant and be aware of the environment around them and the wildlife.”
Klamast Mayor John Tompkins said he has been keeping an eye on the oil site to make sure the residents are aware of their surroundings.
“There’s a lot to learn, but we’re just glad to be a part of this,” Tompaks said.
“Hopefully, it will take some time for this oil to be recovered,” he continued.
“But I know that the citizens of Klemts will not forget what happened in Branson.”