Greta Thunberg and Bernie Sanders criticize fire at Pemex probe

Greta Thunberg, Swedish environmental activist, lamented the fire in a probe of Campeche. On Twitter, the young woman criticized world leaders and said that “this is the world they are leaving us.”

“The people in power call themselves ‘climate leaders’, as they open up new oil fields, pipelines and coal power plants, granting new oil licenses to explore future oil drilling sites.

“This is the world they are leaving us.” The young woman accompanied her message by retweeting a video of the fire eye in a Campeche Sonda.

Also the leftist senator Bernie Sanders shared images of the event and claimed: “Please do not tell me that ending our dependence on fossil fuels is too radical, THIS is radical.”

Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported that this Friday the emanation of gas and fire was controlled in an underwater pipeline located near the KU-C satellite platform, in the Campeche Sound. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the incident would be investigated.

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Fire at Pemex Sonda

Mexico’s state oil company reported Friday that it suffered a rupture in an underwater gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, causing a fire on the surface of the waters of the region.

Mexican oil He said he had sent fire control boats to douse the flames.

Pemex claimed that no one was injured in the incident at the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oil field.

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The leak recorded at dawn Friday occurred about 150 meters (yards) from an oil rig. The company said it had controlled the gas leak about five hours later.

But the accident resulted in a strange image of flames among the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

At the moment it is unknown how much environmental damage caused the gas leak and the oceanic fireball.

Miyoko Sakashita, Director of the oceans program at the Center for Biological Diversity, wrote that “the terrifying images of the Gulf of Mexico are showing the world that offshore drilling is dirty and dangerous.”

“These horrible accidents will continue to damage the gulf if we do not end high mal mining once and for all,” added Sakashita.

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