The equipment for the recovery of shale oil in northern Alberta is being driven on huge trucks down the two-lane at the bottom of the valley where we live. I suspect the damage caused by the recovery of shale oil will be enormous.
Creole Belle deals with an oil-well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The pollution of the Gulf and the ruination of the Louisiana wetlands is not a new story, however. It has been going on as long as I can remember.