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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    James,

    There have been hundred, or thousands of holes dilled without incident.
    If we stop, 11 or more nations will continue in the same region.

    I understand the reasons of the 8 experts whose recommendations were falsified.

    They clearly explained why they shouldn't stop.

    But respect your concern.

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    The fact all those wells been drilled without incident is luck and means very little when another leak occurs. If they can fix leaks within a timely manner then I could care less where they drill, Yellowstone, anwr, some other park or nature close to shore or on the beach go ahead and drill. somewhere that takes months to fix a leak should not be there,until the technology arrives that such leaks can be fixed in a timely manner.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    You hit on something there. Why are they way out there when they can reach the same oil in shallow drilling and its much safer and easier to manage?

    Answer: Forced out there by government in response to the environmental lobby.
    This is a manufactured disaster designed to further the environmental agenda. Follow the money back and it leaves a clear trail back to Washington.
    Thank you

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    The technology is there. They can stop the leak if they really want to. They just...dont.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    The technology is there. They can stop the leak if they really want to. They just...dont.
    Why wouldn't "they" want to stop the leak. What benefit is there in keeping it going?

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Lets try something new in the news.
    The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
    To do less ends up as a pack of lies!
    The environmentalists want no drilling, I believe.
    Those who work the rigs, I'd say, most do want drilling....
    Who rules???
    Politicians backing the environmentalists and those who earn their living from the clean waters and shores want no drilling, I think
    Politicians on the oil company payrolls do want drilling, of course.
    Who rules??
    Honesty seems to be rare and so is compromise.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You may have a point about whether, or not they, "care", about the little folks. However, they do alot better job at taking care of the little folks than the government does. The government only cares when votes are on the line. If I had to choose between a politician and a fat cat CEO, I'll take the fat cat CEO anyday. At least the CEO doesn't win anything by putting me out of work. If the politician puts me out of work, then he gets to look like the big hero when he gives me my welfare check and tell people about how compationate he is. Why do you think Obama has milked this oil slick like he has. Because he, "cares"? I'm not feellin' the love.

    The government can't create jobs nor wealth. The oil companies can.
    I know of eleven rig workers who would disagree with you.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Then I'd really start asking questions because this has happened one time in 60 years. If it were to happen again within a year I'd start really wondering WTF was going on.
    One offshore blowout in 60 years? For a guy who pretends to know so much about offshore drilling, you're amazingly uninformed.

    Offshore Blowouts

    1. Sedco 135F and the IXTOC-1 Well - 3,500,000 barrels released
    In 1979, the IXTOC-1 blowout flowed uncontrollably in the Bahia de Campeche, Mexico until it was capped 9 months later.

    2. Ekofisk Bravo Platform - 202,381 barrels released
    Phillips Petroleum's Ekofisk B platform experienced an 8-day oil and gas blowout in 1977 during a production well workover.

    3. Funiwa No. 5 Well - 200,000 barrels
    Oil from the 1980 Funiwa 5 blowout polluted the Niger Delta for 2 weeks, followed by fire and the eventual bridging of the well.

    4. Hasbah Platform Well 6 - 100,000 barrels
    Drilled in 1980 by the Ron Tappmeyer jack-up, exploratory well No. 6 blew out in the Persian Gulf for 8 days and cost the lives of 19 men.

    5. Union Oil Platform Alpha Well A-21 - 80,000 barrels
    The 1969 Union Oil Platform A blowout lasted 11 days but continued leaking oil into the Santa Barbara Channel for months afterwards.
    Of course, this is a list of just the five worst offshore blowouts. There are plenty more (see above link).

    And here, you will find an extremely long list of oil rig disasters (some man made, some by weather), most of which included fires, spills, deaths, and/or the collapse of the entire rig.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    One offshore blowout in 60 years? For a guy who pretends to know so much about offshore drilling, you're amazingly uninformed.



    Of course, this is a list of just the five worst offshore blowouts. There are plenty more (see above link).

    And here, you will find an extremely long list of oil rig disasters (some man made, some by weather), most of which included fires, spills, deaths, and/or the collapse of the entire rig.
    So it happens. I'll ask those opposed to stopping drilling what will they say about the president if it happened again?

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seeing how long it is taking BP to fix the leak and the damage its doing to local tourism and fishing hasn't helped the case for off shore oil drilling. Its like asking to build a nuclear power plant right after the Chernobyl disaster. A lot of people do not like taking risks after a worst case scenario has happened.
    Frankly I don't think they know exactly what to do. I think this is beyond conventional expertise. The govt estimated that such a spill wouldn't reach land and would be disipated through dilution and evaporation.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Why wouldn't "they" want to stop the leak. What benefit is there in keeping it going?
    Cap and trade is why, the Obama is pushing this and what better excuse than our current disaster in the Gulf. Foot dragging and deny help from those with resources seems very odd to me. This is crimminal behavior on behalf of our government and i hope the day comes when all involved stand before our justice system.

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