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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And this is just the beginning. Before this ends, much of the Gulf Coast may be completely sterilized of life.

    Let's get beyond the political here. This is the beginning of a major loss of pristine wetlands. So sad. In the future, we need to make sure that we never forget what happened here, and we need to do whatever it takes to keep an incident like this from ever happening again. There is no Liberal or Conservative side here - Only America the Beautiful, and damn it, keeping it beautiful should be our number one priority. Drill? OK, but follow the damn safety rules, and make sure that those who don't never have the opportunity to drill there again. No excuses, absolutely no excuses. This is a damn disgrace.

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    I agree that what is happening is horrible. I guess a question is: Are Americans willing to start reduce certain economic activities that will allow us to live in a way that is better for our environment.

    Are we willing to have gas prices like they have in Europe to constrain usage. If not we will continue to have to take these type of risks.

    Fundemental question. Most Americans will bemoan what has happened, blame greedy BP etc. The reality is that when you drill at 5,000 ft. it is possible that some very bad stuff will happen.

    So we either say the risks are not worth it, live with less oil and gas. Figure out ways to reduce consumption or live with the consequences. Sort of like our debt/ deficits. No one likes them but Americans are unwilling to cut programs that will impact them.

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    This EPA official that canceled fundraiser.


    EPA chief cancels DSCC appearance - Maggie Haberman and Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in Manhattan, cancelled her appearance Tuesday afternoon, hours after a POLITICO story about the event sparked Republican criticism that it was inappropriate in the midst of the ongoing environmental crisis along the Louisiana coast.
    What does a fundraiser have to do with anything?

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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What does a fundraiser have to do with anything?
    The logic here is, the EPA chief probably shouldn't be stumping for DSCC money raising while, 35 days of potentially the largest catastrophic oil spill is occurring in the Gulf. The fund raiser was cancelled last night according to the morning talk shows - when it was found out that it might "look bad". And I think it does look bad... politically of course.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Oil Creeps Deeper Into Delicate Marshes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What does a fundraiser have to do with anything?
    Time for fundraiser but little time for oil spill

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