Skip to comments.Gulf Coast Restoration Chief Ray Mabus has No Oil Spill Answers Just Yet
Posted on 06/30/2010 3:19:43 PM PDT by Qbert
If Louisianians were hoping to get a clearer picture of the federal government's strategy for fixing their battered coast in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, they didn't get much help Tuesday from the Obama administration's new point man for Gulf Coast restoration, who made his first visit to the area since taking the post.
Hours after a flyover of the oil-stained Louisiana shoreline Tuesday, former Mississippi Gov. and current Navy Secretary Ray Mabus delivered this sobering message: Don't look for specifics anytime soon.
With a White House game plan for fixing the economic and ecological damage from the BP oil spill still in the formative stages, Mabus -- who has said very little publicly since being named to the new position two weeks ago -- asked for patience from residents of the four states reeling from the catastrophe.
"I understand that people are very, very concerned about today - about the here and now - and that it's hard to focus on something that may happen a month from now or two months from now or even years from now," Mabus said during a news conference at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
MABUS is working on the oil spill???!!!!
Ut oh, here comes the Nostradamus stuff..
I’ve been reading that the dispersant is more deadly than the oil. Wonder how much longer before they have to evacuate.
71 days is enough patience, Mr. Mabus.
Get your ass in gear.
They are both toxic, and so is the methane gas. Extremely toxic, and the methane gas, should it ever come on land as a single mass, will kill anything that encounters it.
This is really bad.
‘Mabus’ then will soon die, there will come
Of people and beasts a horrible rout:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance,
Hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet will run.
I know, tinfoil city. But still creepy...
and Obama wants to ignore this deadly problem. The media is afraid of hurting Obama with truthful reporting.
“Wonder how much longer before they have to evacuate.”
The time to evacuate was...oh, probably around day 55 or so.
But seriously, I think that folks down there should do whatever they need to do on their own- and bring in whatever researchers they need at the universities to do tests on this stuff. I have absoultely no faith that the Feds are telling the truth here after everything that has gone on.
WWL, Channel 4 News....
BP Oil Spill - Toxic Gases Spreading Inland Scientist Says Move Out.
Hope at hand will come to fail:
Fleet at the great port cannot be received.
The post that I responded to inquired about the toxicity of elements of this oil spill, not to the mortality rates of intravenous embolism.
But thank you for the useless data just the same.
Navy Secretary Roy Mabus is the one who was going to be fired and replaced by Joe Sestak if Sestak took Obama’s bribe.
Mabus is also famous for tape recording his first wife’s conversations with her minister to use against her.
Kimberly, thanks for that link. My best friend is in Metairie, La. I’m over in Milton, Fl.. We are both watching this very closely. At the first sign of evacuations or toxicity moving significantly inland, we will head to by brother’s house in Denver.
In fact, if the relief wells fail to bottom kill the gusher, it may well be time to head out then, if not sooner.
Oh. I see.
What if a hurricane pulls the methane up out of the water and then pushes it onto land?
Did you see the video of boiling surf in Pensacola? That’s methane.
Do you know how much methane has been released into the gulf in the past 71 days? Sure, the water is holding much of it down at this time, but what if that changes?
Never say never.
“Navy Secretary Roy Mabus is the one who was going to be fired and replaced by Joe Sestak if Sestak took Obamas bribe.
Mabus is also famous for tape recording his first wifes conversations with her minister to use against her.”
Sounds like a wonderful guy. Just the kind of man we need to level with people during a disaster. (/sarc)
It is all creepy, no?
Hope is failing-— Predicted by the man...
Why are we letting this a-hole and his administation get away with this B.S.
I can’t understand we we aren’t protesting in the streets about this oil spill, this should be job one for everyone in this country, why aren’t we making these people do the right thing.
This is astounding, we have the technology at our disposal to mitigate most of the impact of the oil and virtually nothing is being done and it’s just Ho Hum just another day.
Hurricanes make a large dome of water, the storm surge. Hurricanes also disturb and churn waters at deep levels. Perhaps a large pool of methane gas would be scattered harmlessly within a hurricane. Perhaps not.
I certainly hope you are right, but I’m not going to be here to find out first hand.
That is not necessarily the case, aruanan. From my understanding, storm surge is caused by both wind and low atmospheric pressure. Underneath the hurricane, the level of seawater is actually raised up. While the hurricane is in deeper waters, wind is able to blow some of this water away, but as it approaches shallow waters, the mountain of water builds up as it cannot escape, and then comes ashore as a rapidly rising tide.
But it is the rising sea out in the open that concerns me, because that water is sucked upwards. It is here that I am worried deep pools of escaped methane could come into play. Maybe it will not happen. I certainly hope that this is the case, I don’t want to see anything like this.
Mabus is a political hack. He don’t know nuffin from oil spills.
a gutless weasel
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