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Old 04-29-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/us/29spill.html

The off shore oil rig is now spilling up to 40,000 gallons a day. This sucks! Louisiana has one of the most unique and thriving ecosystems in the country. I'm praying for the best way to clean this up.

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Old 04-29-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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It needs to get Cleaned up and I pray that bp will be paying for this catastrophe!! The way the economy is and the gouging that oil companies have been placing on us for the past years, seems to me it would make perfect sense to start deploying an army of WORKERS to start cleaning!!! Should folks really volunteer??? I understand that this is a HUGE loss and accountability needs to be placed!!!
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Congrats on nearly surpassing the Exxon Valdez spill!
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Congrats on nearly surpassing the Exxon Valdez spill!
We're not exactly celebrating that honor...

The timing could not have been worse with the high winds preventing remediation efforts.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Truly awful. Anything folks in the other states can do? The Bayous are a global treasure.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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They need to cap that baby and fast.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: SW France
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I wonder why the oil companies can't have a joint contigency plan and equipment to deal with the possibility of this kind of occurence.

Maybe they do?

I feel ashamed that BP has yet again ballsed things up.

(From someone who lived in Houston when BP had that explosion at their refinery).
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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This is very, very sad, especially for the folks of Louisiana. It's been tough times for them lately.

If you're a shrimp lover, stock up now. The prices will be doubling very soon!
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Shrimp and seafood in general will be doubling in prices soon, not to meantion the gas prices.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Drill baby drill? or maybe not such a good idea.
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