I spent some time on a 4-wheel ATV today cruising the Arctic Ocean beach. It's one of the more pleasant experiences I've managed to have; and I spend as much time as I can there in the summer.
All I could see looking North, was ice, and that will be true for another month. The significance is that oil and ice do not get along! We simply do not have any way of cleaning up oil in the presence of ice. None. Zilch. Can't be done.
A polar bear, on the Arctic Ocean ice, in early June of 2012. One oil spill, and he's gone. We can't get the oil out of the water or the ice... or off of a live polar bear either!
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Incidentaly, we don't call those events "accidents"... purposeful idiocy doesn't make it an accident.