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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Or the Space Shuttle.

    I guess if we were to shut down everything that has ever caused harm in our society, this would be a perfect world..... And NJL would be a happy camper.
    They should have had a contingency plan for an accident like this.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusticus View Post
    They should have had a contingency plan for an accident like this.
    Such as ... ?

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Such as ... ?
    The best contingency plans don't work against a catastrophic rig explosion, of course, most of us in the oil states know that. That never stops people from playing monday morning quarterback though.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusticus View Post
    They should have had a contingency plan for an accident like this.
    They DO have a contingency plan, one that has been in place for decades. Find someone to point a finger at.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    It would be interesting if later we find out this was caused by the Earth Liberation Front...after they blew up the drilling platform and it ironically caused a huge environmental disaster.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    It would be interesting if later we find out this was caused by the Earth Liberation Front...after they blew up the drilling platform and it ironically caused a huge environmental disaster.
    ok yeh !, sure, all right, yup,....
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Just recently the Idiot of the Igloo Clan ---said
    “Let’s drill, baby, drill, not stall, baby, stall,” she said, reprising one of her lines from the 2008 campaign. "
    "Speaking to more than 3,000 activists, Palin criticized the Obama administration’s handling of national security, government spending and energy policy. She said the president’s recently announced plan for added offshore oil and gas drilling is insufficient to address energy needs. "
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    “If this doesn't give somebody pause, there's something wrong.” — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist¹

    “The explosion, ensuing fire, and continuing spill raise serious concerns about the industry's claims that their operations and technology are safe enough to put rigs in areas that are environmentally sensitive or are critical to tourism or fishing industries.” — statement signed by Senators Bill Nelson, Frank R. Lautenberg, Robert Menendez²

    Well, that kind of sucks. To the East Coast, welcome to the shape of things to come.³
    98% of the oil will be burned away.

    Oil comes from the Earth and the Earth will clean itself.

    We need oil, therefore this little mishap...probably caused by human error...is trivial.

    This is a media event, and much ado...



    This stuff should have come from BP's PR department, not the great thinkers on this thread.

    Anyway, here comes the next federal bailout, for BP and their mess. Not even an American company this time. Will BP be back-charged for the full amount of the bailout?

    Exxon's cost was $1.28 billion for the Valdez, one fifth of their yearly revenue at the time. BP's revenue in 2009 was $239 billion. I want them to pay at least $50 billion for this mess. If they pass the cost along, that's okay, it reflects part of the cost of burning oil.



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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    If that oil gets to the Louisiana coast and causes ANY kind of damages to the fishing industry, soon we'll see even southern Repubs campaigning against offshore drilling.

    This accident is basically the nail in the coffin of the future of any offshore drilling in our near future. That rig is now spilling over 200,000 gallons of crude a day! They have not been very successful at burning much of this stuff off.

    RIP Offshore Drilling. A really bad idea to begin with. It does nothing for us.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    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.
    This is now leaking from 3 points. It's surface oil slick is 120 miles long. As you said, they now say this may not be stopped for weeks or months. Up to six months is not out of the question! AND, it could be a worse disaster than the Exxon Valdez! With summer coming this is bad in so many ways for the southern coast. This sucks!

    If anyone has BP Oil stock, this would be a good time to unload it.

    Check this out:
    Oil spill could be disaster for animals, experts say - CNN.com
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