Skip to comments.Louisiana Spill: Big Oil's Chernobyl?
Posted on 04/30/2010 5:18:32 PM PDT by Kaslin
Energy: The administration has banned new offshore drilling until the Gulf oil spill is investigated. Was its heart in it anyway? It seems environmental concerns apply only to certain forms of energy.
No one pays much attention to the aquatic "dead zones" that have appeared off our shores at the mouths of our rivers due to agricultural runoff created by mandates for corn-based ethanol. Ethanol is green energy, good energy never mind that such biofuels drive up food prices, increase hunger around the world and damage the environment in their own way.
The explosion that blew apart an oil rig off Louisiana's coast is far more dramatic and makes for better television. The resulting oil spill is a legitimate concern, as it threatens marine life and local economies. Our concern is that it will do more damage as a bludgeon that forever ends hopes of expanding domestic oil production.
President Obama on Friday announced the suspension of all plans for new offshore oil drilling until authorities learn what caused the explosion of the rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Recently he had declared to great fanfare that certain offshore areas would be open to drilling.
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"The latter announcement restricted more areas than it allegedly opened and was seen as a ploy to get votes for cap-and-trade legislation, which would restrict fossil fuel use, increase energy prices, reduce gross domestic product and increase joblessness. Administration animus toward fossil fuels is well known."
Convenient for obama... if it was an accident.
People have been fed the line that absolute security is possible. The world remains a chancey place, where reasonable risk must be taken. Stay in the cave, you starve.
Does everyone not remember that Obama was originally against offshore drilling? I think this is a Reichstag fire.
Not hardly. Chernobyl and the surrounding area will be deadly radioactive for 10,000 years.
This Gulf spill will be a footnote in 5 unless people overreact.
I’m with you....all part of a master jigsaw puzzle.
You said it
They still have not uncovered the cause of the explosion and I am beginning to think that it was done deliberate
There was another drilling rig that overturned in Louisiana
I would not be surprised if it would
Louisiana Spill: Big Oil’s Chernobyl?
Speaking of Chernobyl, I NAIVELY wonder if a “sarcophagus” is also
an answer to the current problem.
My “Okie” thought is to drop a decent-sized reinforced concrete dome
over the outlet...and pile tons of steel beams on top of it.
Any thought folks?
Sure, it might just slow the outflow of crude...but if the current
workers can’t find another way to stop/slow the flow...
I’m sure there are practical/physical reasons this is just my dumb musing.
Nobody dare to say it, but I seriously suspect environmentalists sabotage to get future oil-drilling to a total halt!!!
As a Jewess in the US, I believe the platform was sunk by a North Korean Stealth Torpedo, the 2nd test of the same type that they used to take out the South Korean Navy ship last month.
I won’t discount it.....just waiting for more info....which has been non-existent. The sad part of the MSM coverage is that the folks killed haven’t been mentioned.
5000 gallons a day are leaking from that well. Every day, for as long as humans have been on the Earth, 5000 gallons of oil leaks from the floor of the Gulf of Mexico into the ocean. Mother Nature cleans that mess up just fine. Quit freaking out people.
You know that spill in Alaska?
Greenie weenies still won’t permit offshore oil drilling. That’s 30 years.
They’ll try to do the same to the Gulf. Remind me how many states down there voted for the Bamster?
Wow! Maybe if we paid for top quality we would get it. That would be money well spent.
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