The uncontrolled release of the natural gas into the water, and then into the air, is significant because natural gas emissions contribute to global warming. Natural gas consists primarily of methane, which is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico?
Just to make the point clear that he wasn’t just talking about dumb luck, but a bona fide religious miracle, the mayor explained, “We’re so blessed and truly believe a miracle has occurred here with us not having any victims.” It was a particularly Christian miracle, too, apparently. A “Good Friday miracle”, according to the mayor.
No F/A-18 Hornet has ever been used to defend the soil of the United States of America from foreign military or terrorist attack. These dangerous machines are tools of unnecessary overseas adventurism. They should be grounded – permanently.
Four oil rig workers were catapulted into the water when their drilling platform was struck by wind and waves stirred up by Hurricane Malou.
People’s idea of good government has gone away from responsible management and toward a posture of just getting out of the way so that people can do what they like to have a good time.