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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    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.
    What can the government do to fix the leak that BP or any other oil company can't?
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    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.
    This is why deep off shore oil drilling should be off limits.Close to shore, on the beach, in ANWR,Yellowstone national park or anywhere they can get oil should be allowed seeing how those leaks can be fixed in a timely manner.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What can the government do to fix the leak that BP or any other oil company can't?
    Drilling the relief well if not Implode the hole . Although the actual fix would be to allow drilling in shallower water, better yet on land but the EPA influcences the government to deny leases. Drilling in 5000 feet of water is insane, I think there is a lot more to this situation than we think. George Soro's just invested millions in the Brazilian oil company, who have already put bids on the drill rigs in the gulf which are or will be idle, in preperation to drill at 7000 feet plus...strange. Any way the relief well will take the pressure out of the current hole, When the new well is drilled I will assume they will cap it immediately. That said, 2000 oil skimmers in the U.S., Europeans countries with oil skimmers all have been denied..why. The oil spill in the Indian Ocean twice as big as we have in the gulf was cleaned up in a matter of months with this equipment.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    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.
    Then the government was irresponsible for forcing them to drill at those depths.

    Oil could be had at far leasser depths, and as the former CEO of Dutch Shell noted, they would be able to fix such problems in a couple days with divers.

    The odds of it happening again is shown to be small.

    Here are a couple problems noted by experts in the field:

    1. Closing down oil production for any length of time will mean the best and newest rigs will leave. If the rigs come back, it will be the older rigs, not the newer.
    2. You lose skilled labor. Replaced by less skilled workers.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is why deep off shore oil drilling should be off limits.Close to shore, on the beach, in ANWR,Yellowstone national park or anywhere they can get oil should be allowed seeing how those leaks can be fixed in a timely manner.
    That I can agree with, but as they cannot, they have to drill in those waters previously permitted.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    I was right. In your list, you didn't mention a single blowout releasing a million gallons a day in 5000' of water! So thanks for proving me right!!!

    The instances you mention hail in comparison to what is happening now. Of course they've had blowouts, but they've never had a blowout in 5000' of water, with over a million gallons a day being released.

    You're comparing apples to oranges. The WORST one you mentioned is what this well releases in 2-3 days and that was in Mexico! So thanks again, once again, I'm proven right!

    So keep pretending you know what's going on down here! I need a good laugh!

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    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.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is why deep off shore oil drilling should be off limits.Close to shore, on the beach, in ANWR,Yellowstone national park or anywhere they can get oil should be allowed seeing how those leaks can be fixed in a timely manner.
    You know, originally, land jobs and shallow water jobs weren't fixed in a, "timely manner", either, right?

    Around the turn of the century, in Oklahoma, wells would blowout and burn for weeks. This well was burning, but someone thought it would be a brilliant idea to like, put it out.
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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.
    And, the world didn't come to an end, either, did it?

    I bet you didn't even know those blowouts happened, 'til your Libbo chain email pointed them out to you.

    While we're at it, let's post this vid of a well blowout less than 100 yards from Interstate 10, in the Atchafalaya Basin a few years ago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0F-y9ZwK3w

    Let's post this pic of shallow water well that was, what? You got it...allowed to burn. It was a Louisiana well that blew out in 1996.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    I was right. In your list, you didn't mention a single blowout releasing a million gallons a day in 5000' of water! So thanks for proving me right!!!

    The instances you mention hail in comparison to what is happening now. Of course they've had blowouts, but they've never had a blowout in 5000' of water, with over a million gallons a day being released.

    You're comparing apples to oranges. The WORST one you mentioned is what this well releases in 2-3 days and that was in Mexico! So thanks again, once again, I'm proven right!

    So keep pretending you know what's going on down here! I need a good laugh!
    You're such a pinhead.
    • The Deepwater Horizon was the deepest offshore oil well on the planet, EVER.
    • It blew up after being in operation for a grand total of SEVEN MONTHS.
    • It produced the largest offshore oil spill in US history.




    Even someone as thick as you should be able to understand the point here:

    The more record-breaking ultra-deepwater drills we build, the greater the potential for record-breaking disasters like this one.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

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    That I can agree with, but as they cannot, they have to drill in those waters previously permitted.

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    This is why this incident should be used to promote drilling in safer places and to push for places closer to shore.
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