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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    If you have an idea as to how BP can stop this leak I feel certain that the entire population of all the gulf states would be eternally grateful.
    My idea would be to shove a smaller pipe deep down the hole and shove and inflatable bladder down that hole and inflate the bladder with water and surround the sides with cement and put a valve on the pipe or stick a smaller pipe deep in the hole and pumps gallons of expanding foam. But I am no expert at deep pressure so I am not sure those ideas would even work. But the thing is regardless of what idea BP uses to fix the leak a significant amount of time has already passed and a lot of damage done to the fishing industry and tourism on the coastline. When ever someone ask to let them build off shore the government will look at the BP disaster just like they will look and the Chernobyl disaster when ever someone comes asking to build a nuclear power plant and will say hell no and least the people in the elected officials districts will say hell no. Again if this only took a few days to fix or at most a week to fix then most people would be on board with offshore drilling. However they are still on day 50 or 60 something and they are talking about getting it fix either in July or August. If one oil company can not adequately handle a leak and the other other oil companies are not offering any ideas wouldn't that tell you that if any of those oil rigs ran by other companies had a leak the same thing would happen that's happening right now with BP? Before the BP incident I would have blown off the enviro-nuts because I was under the impression that these oil companies could fix a leak in a timely manner. I still support drilling on land.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My husband grew up in BR, La, and lots of our friends live in the southern part of the state. With all the loss of income from the fishing industry and tourism, you guys need to be able to make up for all the loss of income into the state. What I don't understand about the whole drilling issue is why not drill inshore and within close proximity to the coast? It seems to me that this should be far safer than drilling 50 miles out in deep water, as evidenced by the recent catastrophe. I just don't see how traditional drilling could be more dangerous.
    Environmental regulations, denial of federal land lease prevent this from happening. This country has plenty of oil on land opposed to offshore but again denied. If something like this happens on land which is rare as in the case of offshore drilling, land rig blowouts can be contained in short order.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    My fear for Louisana is that suspension of off-shore drilling will add to the already devastated economy! When Katrina hit, celebs were out in droves trying to help the city of New Orleans. Where is that support system now??? Katrina is going to seem like nothing when this oil spill is all said and done. Those beautiful marshs will be a wasteland and the beach economy will suffer billions in lost revenue and yet I don't see a sense of urgency AT ALL !!
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Environmental regulations, denial of federal land lease prevent this from happening. This country has plenty of oil on land opposed to offshore but again denied. If something like this happens on land which is rare as in the case of offshore drilling, land rig blowouts can be contained in short order.
    If we allowed the on-land and near-shore drilling in addition to deep-sea drilling, they'd be doing all three. These companies will drill anywhere and everywhere that it is profitable. If drilling in deep water weren't profitable, they never would have started. Since drilling there is profitable, why wouldn't they drill both on land and in deep water? They weren't "pushed" off shore. They would have gone there anyway. Blaming this on environmentalists - people who were opposed to the deep water drilling, is just stupidity.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If we allowed the on-land and near-shore drilling in addition to deep-sea drilling, they'd be doing all three. These companies will drill anywhere and everywhere that it is profitable. If drilling in deep water weren't profitable, they never would have started. Since drilling there is profitable, why wouldn't they drill both on land and in deep water? They weren't "pushed" off shore. They would have gone there anyway. Blaming this on environmentalists - people who were opposed to the deep water drilling, is just stupidity.
    Yes they would drill anywhere if there was a profit, but slant drilling could have avoided these from lesser depths. Deep water drilling is very expensive, slant drilling was developed to prevent this.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

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    <--- Not this guy from Louisiana.
    You'll be singing a different tune when you lose your job, because the state's economy has crashed. And, I don't care how safe you think your job is, if 20,000+ Louisianians loose their jobs in the next 6 months, there is a very good chance of losing your job.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If we allowed the on-land and near-shore drilling in addition to deep-sea drilling, they'd be doing all three. These companies will drill anywhere and everywhere that it is profitable. If drilling in deep water weren't profitable, they never would have started. Since drilling there is profitable, why wouldn't they drill both on land and in deep water? They weren't "pushed" off shore. They would have gone there anyway. Blaming this on environmentalists - people who were opposed to the deep water drilling, is just stupidity.
    The blame may not rest entirely on enviromentalists, but the law has definitely pushed rigs further offshore.

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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Glad to see that Louisiana's itch is back.


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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by Pitwolfy View Post
    My fear for Louisana is that suspension of off-shore drilling will add to the already devastated economy! When Katrina hit, celebs were out in droves trying to help the city of New Orleans. Where is that support system now??? Katrina is going to seem like nothing when this oil spill is all said and done. Those beautiful marshs will be a wasteland and the beach economy will suffer billions in lost revenue and yet I don't see a sense of urgency AT ALL !!
    Maybe next time the state wll vote for Obama. Then they may get the same attention unions do.

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