Thursday, May 13, 2010

DRILL BABY DRILL VIDEO: 3 MILLION GALS PER DAY - Gulf Oil Spill More Than 10X Greater Than First Reported

Experts now say 70,000 barrels of oil - 2,940,000 gallons per day are spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. That is an Exxon Valdez spill every 4 days.

This is shaping up to be the worst oil spill in human history.

Can you imagine what the Florida's sugar white panhandle beaches will look like? I'm specifically worried about St. Joseph's Peninsula, my favorite wilderness beach:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This disaster reminds many of us who sit on the fence that there is no such thing as a safe oil rig, safe nuclear energy plant, safe coal mine.
All it takes is an equipment malfunction or a careless worker to precipitate an environmental catastrophe.
The Republicans got it wrong when they wrapped their energy policy in the "Drill, baby, drill" mantra of Sarah Palin.
It made for great TV theater.
But in the end it showed how shortsighted some people were in trusting a technology which is not well thought out and for which there is no emergency plans in place.

Perhaps the silver lining is that this catastrophe has caused people to rethink the concept of "Drill, Baby, Drill" and to question the assurances of oil executives and Republicans that "modern oil drilling is safe"