Oil Leak in Texas Fuels Calls to “Keep It in the Ground”

Source: Common Dreams

“A crude oil spill at a Marathon Petroleum refinery in Texas City outside of Houston on Wednesday (just the latest in a series of recent leaks) sparked fresh calls for rapidly phasing out fossil fuels and transitioning to 100% renewable energy. ‘The crazy thing is to expect that this won’t keep on happening every damn day until we just keep the oil in the ground. #KeepItInTheGround,’ tweeted Nathaniel Stinnett, executive director of Environmental Voter Project, with footage of the scene at the Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery. ABC 13 reports that Bruce Clawson, interim director of Homeland Security for Texas City, said the failure of a pump seal at the facility caused oil to pour out of the side of a tank. No one was injured but the incident led to road closures, according to Chron.” (10/07/21)