by Russ Baker, Who What Why:
This is Part 1 of a 2-part Series
(Next: A Cautionary Tale—Tar Sands Oil Spills and Health)
Meanwhile, little attention has focused on the impact of tar sands oil spills in far-flung states. Two accidents, in Arkansas and Michigan, raise largely unaddressed questions about the true cost to human health and the environment—and the high cost and difficulty of cleanup. But there are other issues as well, ranging from the political and economic impact to the behavior of the corporations involved to the very nature of the substance itself.
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