Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hey Oil Slut, Tell Us Again About How Offshore Drilling Is So Great

The Oil Slut keeps telling us, in those commercials by the oil and gas folks, how more offshore drilling is such a terrific deal.

Sure, it is.
The oil rig 50 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana where an explosion occurred Tuesday night has collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, a Coast Guard official said.

The rig had been taking on water from the firefighting efforts.

Petty Officer Tom Atkeson said on Thursday that the rig sank “sometime this morning.”

“We have multiple vessels on scene — all response vessels — and they are on scene there to help to mitigate the effects of the pollution,” Petty Officer Atkeson said in a telephone interview. He added that it was not clear how much oil had spilled into the ocean.

Nor was it immediately clear what, if any, environmental implications the rig’s collapse would have.

2 comments:

SkinnyDennis said...

I just read that there's a 5 mile long oil slick.
Now, I heard or read yesterday that there was no chance of a spill as the rig hadn't been connected to well pipes yet.
You mean someone in the oil industry lied? You keep hearing we need to drill baby drill as the rigs have a proven record of no spills.

Yeah, bite my ass!

Marc said...

Gee, lets roll the film of what happened off Santa Barbara in 1969 - compare and contrast. We shit in our own nest, and we don't even remember what happened...