On Friday, the Obama Administration approved a plan to begin seismic blasting of the sea floor by oil companies seeking places to drill for petroleum. The blasting has been assessed as likely to kill and injure huge numbers of marine mammals.
A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil
The out-of-control flames have grown so hot that the offshore drilling platform has now begun to collapse. Will the entire thing explode and go down in flames as the Deepwater Horizon did?
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.
They’ve closed the oyster beds in coastal Louisiana again. Once again, the cause is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Companies that drill for oil routinely leave their old oil wells in place, putting a cap on the top and then walking away.
Pelicans in Minnesota are laying eggs contaminated with crude oil and the oil spill dispersant Corexit. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may still be spreading, up to the border with Canada now.
The Obama White House had in its possession large numbers of photographs of endangered marine animals covered in oil – including photographs of huge piles of garbage bags filled with dead sea turtles. Obama decided to cover up the photographs, to keep them secret from the American people – in order to protect Big Oil.
Barack Obama tells us to buck up, and then he promotes more offshore drilling and defends Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? What kinds of idiots does he think we liberals are?
Proving the point that while Barack Obama hasn’t kept most of his campaign promises, he has been out there, working hard on the most important things, like keeping the oil industry from looking bad.
An update on the explosion of another oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico: although early reports suggested that the rig wasn’t vulnerable to a spill because it was shut down properly, new reports indicate an oil slick a mile long has already formed while
Visions of Florida tourism, from VisitFlorida and from the Escambia County Health Department.