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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Oil is a NATURAL product of the earth. The earth will clean itself, just like it did Valdez.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Not 3%, 98% of all the oil. They've don this before and it's very effective.

    Still, it's fun to watch all the Earth worshipers get their pink diapers in a knot about it all
    And equally amusing to see people brush it off as no big deal.

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    This is proof Obama is a right winger. How dare he not go to the coast as Bush did after Katrina? Obama opened the doors to drilling off the east coast where drilling has never before happened . He is a facist and a big oil lover in bed with all the big banks.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    DRILL BABY DRILL!!!! Because oil spills are so rare and all and the new technology is so safe... It's what the commercials keep telling us. Let's build more oil platforms and ship more oil around the globe instead of focusing on alternatives, because oil production is so safe now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Their going to light the slick on fire.

    This will eliminate 98% of the spill.

    What you think they don't think **** through and make multiple contingency plans?

    1: Continue work on oil cap.

    2: Begin building secondary drill site 10 miles away, drill into original site from new location, apply cement, have a cigar.

    3: Use common containment methods to control the spill.

    4: Light the spill on fire and burn off 98% of it.

    The situation's under control.
    As an offsshore petroleum engineer I can tell you it will not be under control any time soon. To set up to drill in to the runaway needs another rig to be moved in to the area and then there is the time required to locate and start the horizontal/angular drilling process. The blow out prvenetor failed to do its job. This could easily become the single greatest ecological disater in American history. The burnoff will leave thousands of tons of solid waste in the Gulf waters and will have to be removed as well. Wish them well they wil need it.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    DRILL BABY DRILL!!!! Because oil spills are so rare and all and the new technology is so safe... It's what the commercials keep telling us. Let's build more oil platforms and ship more oil around the globe instead of focusing on alternatives, because oil production is so safe now...
    I guarantee this wouldn't have been a problem in ANWR ...

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    “Nobody is sure how well this is going to work in the open Gulf. It's not going to be a large percentage of the spill, because burning only works where the spill is thick, emulsified, and that's only about 3 percent of the entire oil [slick].” — NPR's Wade Goodwyn

    ‘Drill, baby, drill’ has turned into ‘Burn, baby, burn!’

    Pathetic.

    At what point do we conclude these simplistic solutions ain't really helping. And the people who are yelling them, well, what do we conclude about them?

    Excerpted from “Officials: Oil Leak Five Times Greater Than Estimated” by NPR STAFF AND WIRES, NPR, April 29, 2010
    [Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary] Landry said more than 5,000 barrels a day of sweet crude are discharging into the gulf, not the 1,000 barrels officials had estimated for days since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sank 50 miles off the Louisiana Coast. …
    Excerpted from “Growing oil spill could eventually foul coastlines” BY MIAMI HERALD STAFF REPORT, The Miami Herald, Posted on Thursday, 04.29.10
    … [T]he spill might be closer to shore than previously known, and could have oil washing up on shore by Friday. …
    “Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Oil is a NATURAL product of the earth. The earth will clean itself, just like it did Valdez.
    The Prince William Sound ecosystem is still being affected by the Valdez oil spill.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    … I wonder who is responsible for the clean up?
    Well, I'm sure BP will, right? After all, it was their rig. But, of course, they're a corporation, and, as we've been told so frequently lately, they'll just pass the additional cost on to their customers. So, based on that, I take it the answer is, we will.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Well, I'm sure BP will, right? After all, it was their rig. But, of course, they're a corporation, and, as we've been told so frequently lately, they'll just pass the additional cost on to their customers. So, based on that, I take it the answer is, we will.
    Actually, I saw a bigwig from BP on CNN earlier this morning and he was shoveling it off on Transocean, saying it was their rig. Consider that the opening volley in a lot of litigation.

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