Stop the Oban Energies Oil Refinery project. It will destroy the Beautiful Bahamas
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The Bahamas Oil Refinery Company (BORCO) has caused the spill of over 100 million barrels of oil into the environment of Grand Bahama. To date, they have only recovered 75% of the spilt oil. This company discontinued refining oil back in about 1985, yet the government in their desperation to create just 80 - 100 permanent jobs, appears to disregard the degradation cause by these companies.
Why didn't Oban Energies (located in Palm Beach Florida https://www.obanenergies.com seek to place their refinery in their home state. The only answer I came up with is the Clean Air Act. The Bahamas does not have any laws protecting against air pollution and we don't enforce pollution within our waters or on land. Oil refineries pollute our air, water, and land.
- Our air will be polluted by up to 100 pollutants emitted from the stacks and leaking equipment at refineries.
- Our land will be polluted by the large amount of harmful waste from refineries which needs to be dumped.
- Our water will be polluted by the fallout from air pollution and by refineries discharging chemical pollutants into waterways. Accidental oil spills also pollute the groundwater and open waterways.
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