Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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1. An easier way to explain it would be to ask "What do you think gave the Tar Heel State it's name?"
2. But that still does not address the issue of dumping millions of additional gallons of oil into the ecosystem. Or are you suggesting that since "some" oil is already in the water "more" oil is no problem? Can you extrapolate that and define the boundaries?
1. Pine tar.
2. If you trouble yourself to review the MMS & EPA analysis of Gulf of Mexico drilling, production and transportation you will find that the man-made spills, including onshore well blowouts and transportation accidents, are negligible compared to natural seepage. Even after Katrina & Rita in which 109 offshore rigs were destroyed. I was in the South LaFourche Airport when an engineer called-in his report to his boss: 74 rigs missing. No oil spill.
I worked in exploration in the 70's & early '80's. I saw the Torrey Canyon live. This is not the oil industry of my younger days. Are they perfect? Heck no. The oil industry is run by human beings and depend on human beings. There is always fallibility.
If you want to live in a risk-free world, wait for the next one -- it ain't happening in this one.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama