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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Right! It's in position. Getting it in position was their chief concern. All that's left to do now, is hook a string to it and start vacc-ing oil.

    I know the Libs hate it, but this is going to have a happy ending.
    Happy ending? This could be the the worst oil spill in history.

    I am not a lib, but I actually care about our environment. Why do right wingnuts hate it so much?

    There will be no happy ending to this even if they plugged the leak right now.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

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    If true this only proves that the only reason President Obama is making an issue out of this particular spill is because he needs support for banning off-shore drilling.
    This particular spill? This may turn out to be the worst US spill in history. It's not Obama that is against offshore drilling. It's the people that live in coastal states. I don't blame them.

    "If current estimates for the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico are correct, the massive spill could eventually dwarf that of Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 -- previously the largest in U.S. history -- by as much as three times. At a rate of 5,000 barrels a day, for an estimated 90 days, well over 20 million gallons of crude could be pumped out onto the Louisiana coastline.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Do firemen scramble everytime there's a house on fire? Of course they're scrambling. Would you have it any other way?
    Shouldn't there be safeguards and procedures in place so there is no need to scramble to invent solutions after the disaster? They really don't know if they can stop the leaks or not. Even if successful the dome will only catch 85% of the oil. They will still have a lot of work left.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You're wrong, the reasons matter. Find out why they're blowing out, take preventative measures and, wella! we have safer, cleaner drilling. Yes?
    I heard the cause of the blow-out was a methane bubble.

    What do you suggest? Have the USS Enterprise scan below the ocean floor from orbit?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    This is a first and they are not sure if it will work at this depth. Your claim is BS.

    BP?s Oil-Spill ?Hive? Buzzes With New Ideas to Stop Leaky Well - BusinessWeek

    They sure are doing a lot of scrambling for an event that happens all the time and is no big deal.

    "Scientists and engineers working on the project were even considering untried methods such as injecting golf balls and other debris into the blowout preventer to gum it up, he said."
    I like how you quote some other method other than the one I made a claim about

    If you take a moment to actually read the article you quoted, you will see that the dome is standard procedure and the new untried ideas are in case the dome fails.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    This particular spill? This may turn out to be the worst US spill in history. It's not Obama that is against offshore drilling. It's the people that live in coastal states. I don't blame them.

    "If current estimates for the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico are correct, the massive spill could eventually dwarf that of Exxon Valdez spill of 1989 -- previously the largest in U.S. history -- by as much as three times. At a rate of 5,000 barrels a day, for an estimated 90 days, well over 20 million gallons of crude could be pumped out onto the Louisiana coastline.
    Right, if the well expends it's entire contents.

    Do you really think these GreedyCorporations™ are going to let all of their precious oil get away like that? Your own source described 500 engineers working on this problem 24/7, sending out ready responses while dreaming up new ways to stop a blow-out.

    Any word on a ceremony to remember the dead?
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Happy ending? This could be the the worst oil spill in history.

    I am not a lib, but I actually care about our environment. Why do right wingnuts hate it so much?

    There will be no happy ending to this even if they plugged the leak right now.

    Not even close! Stop being so dramatic. This spill--so far--is only a third of what the Valdeze released. The Ixtoc 1 released 140 million gallons in 1979 and the world, much less life on the gulf cost didn't cease to exist.

    Oil is organic, the gulf seeps out 5,000 barrels a day. Natural seepage accounts for 60% of the world's crude oil pollution.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Shouldn't there be safeguards and procedures in place so there is no need to scramble to invent solutions after the disaster?
    Sure there should be. There was legislation passed that detailed the government's response in this exact scenario. How'd that go?

    They really don't know if they can stop the leaks or not. Even if successful the dome will only catch 85% of the oil. They will still have a lot of work left.
    No, they can stop the leak. That's not a question. They just might not be able to snap their fingers and stop the leak, like you insist they should.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Right, if the well expends it's entire contents.

    Do you really think these GreedyCorporations™ are going to let all of their precious oil get away like that? Your own source described 500 engineers working on this problem 24/7, sending out ready responses while dreaming up new ways to stop a blow-out.

    Any word on a ceremony to remember the dead?

    Not that I've heard. But what the hell? They were all just greedy oilmen and probably didn't vote Democrat, anyway.
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    Re: US bans offshore drilling as Deepwater Horizon slick hits land

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not even close! Stop being so dramatic. This spill--so far--is only a third of what the Valdeze released. The Ixtoc 1 released 140 million gallons in 1979 and the world, much less life on the gulf cost didn't cease to exist.

    Oil is organic, the gulf seeps out 5,000 barrels a day. Natural seepage accounts for 60% of the world's crude oil pollution.
    It's hard to accuse Man of abuse when we stick the tip in since Mother Earth is fisting herself in the ass.

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