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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    cap and trade has been dead for months

    Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade - Lisa Lerer - POLITICO.com

    what they've been working on since is the graham/kerry compromise

    and even that's hopeless

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    cap and trade has been dead for months

    Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade - Lisa Lerer - POLITICO.com

    what they've been working on since is the graham/kerry compromise

    and even that's hopeless

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    You said the same thing about health care reform.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    As a side note, I live in Biloxi, MS. We have been watching and dreading the arrival of the oil to our beach for a few days now. I must say that MEMA (Mississippi Emergency Management Agency) has staging grounds all over the area and several hundred volunteers in place to assist with the cleanup. While this is a disaster and could be much larger than the Exxon Valdez, BP was able to cap one of the leaks today, which is somewhat good news.

    I don't think most Americans truly understand the impact this will have on the locals all along the Gulf Coast. All commercial fishing has been halted, which is devastating to those who make their living by way of the fishing industry. This is also the beginning of our tourist season down here and this will affect the hotels and casinos as well as other recreational businesses.

    Should the oil spill make it to the Florida Keys, this could wipe out the coral and other sea life living there. So both the environmental and economic ramifications of this mess are going to be felt for a very, very long time.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Godspeed my friend. Im prayin for ya
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You said the same thing about health care reform.
    tell it to senators durbin, landrieu, byrd, bayh, sherrod brown, ben nelson, kent conrad, mark pryor, susan collins, maria cantwell, kerry, graham...

    Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade - Lisa Lerer - POLITICO.com

    they've never even HEARD of ME

    LOL!
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    tell it to senators durbin, landrieu, byrd, bayh, sherrod brown, ben nelson, kent conrad, mark pryor, susan collins, maria cantwell, kerry, graham...

    Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade - Lisa Lerer - POLITICO.com

    they've never even HEARD of ME

    LOL!
    Why would I tell them you have a history of being inaccurate?
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    because they're the ones who killed cap and trade, silly

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land - Times Online



    I strongly support off-shore drilling, but I think this is a good idea. If we are going to do it, we should do it as safely as possible.
    Well a couple planes got flown into some buildings so now I guess we have to ban commercial airliners

    Yeah and about the spill...they're lowering a dome onto the leak....kinda fast to pour a dome capable of performing at that depth, don't you think? They know the plan will work because, and here's the important part....they've don this many times before with other wrecks of the same type.

    Nothing new here folks...oh except that President Obama needed to drum up support for banning off-shore drilling.

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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They know the plan will work because, and here's the important part....they've don this many times before with other wrecks of the same type.
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    They don't have a clue if it will work or not. Where do you get your information?

    (CNN) -- A four-story oil-containment dome is near the 5,000-foot-deep Gulf of Mexico seafloor, and BP workers are using remote-controlled craft to start placing it over a gushing wellhead, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    The move to try to cap oil leaking from the sunken Deepwater Horizon rig started early Friday. This technique has never been tried at such a depth, and there are no guarantees it will work, said BP, which holds the license for the well.

    "It's a technology first," BP CEO Tony Hayward told CNN's David Mattingly. "It works in [300] to 400 feet of water. But the pressures and temperatures are very different, so we cannot be confident that it will work."
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yes, by all means perform some research to be sure that this freak unusual accident does not happen again.
    There have been seven major oil well disasters in the last 33 years. That works out to less than one every five years (this does not include incidents of oil spills from tankers/ships). Not so "freak" after all.

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