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Old 06-24-2010, 07:18 PM
 
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YouTube - Surf On Pensacola Beach Boiling Like Acid



...and this is only going to get worse. Unbelievable.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Is there any reason to continue deep water drilling in the Gulf while this problem is still needs to be fixed? The oil industry can’t fix this one yet and I don’t think there’s enough resources to deal with a second disaster in the deep waters.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:09 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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Is there any reason to continue deep water drilling in the Gulf while this problem is still needs to be fixed? The oil industry can’t fix this one yet and I don’t think there’s enough resources to deal with a second disaster in the deep waters.
Oh but don't you know, accidents hardly ever happen, BP probably promises another one won't ever come along because they have it all figured out.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Hurricane season is coming and it’s not looking good. How much of this oil will be picked up and moved inland away from the beaches? Very scary indeed.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Bedrolls now in NM and in TX.
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Sad to see such a beautiful beach being affected by this ugly thing.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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Is there any reason to continue deep water drilling in the Gulf while this problem is still needs to be fixed? The oil industry can’t fix this one yet and I don’t think there’s enough resources to deal with a second disaster in the deep waters.
Foriegn countries are drilling all over the gulf and Petrogras is scheduled to drill more than twice as deep as the Deep Horizon's well. How does Obama/Salizar moritorium stop another disaster from happening? Clue, it doesn't because these other nation will keep right on drilling.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: lake zurich, il
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Foriegn countries are drilling all over the gulf and Petrogras is scheduled to drill more than twice as deep as the Deep Horizon's well. How does Obama/Salizar moritorium stop another disaster from happening? Clue, it doesn't because these other nation will keep right on drilling.
This may be an odd concept for some of you pro-kill our wildlife people, but how about we worry about what we can control with our own country instead of trying to artificially create problems with other countries, this was OUR well that got ****ed up stop trying to place blame on others because you don't want to recognize that.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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At this point I don’t think any other corporations from “other” countries would want to drill in the Gulf. Call me naive but I believe logical thinking would avoid drilling at this time. I would believe the world is looking at this disaster and it will affect them as well as the entire Gulf area and more if things don’t turn around.

The oil industry isn’t equipped to deal with the failure, BP has no positive answers or fix as yet, and the government has never been part a rescue effort like this before. The military isn’t in the oil business and just simply isn’t able to do much for private oil industries.

Until things are under control with this why drill more holes that could have a failure? There are only 33 exploratory drilling that need to be shut down, the other 1,000 + oil rigs can continue doing business.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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This may be an odd concept for some of you pro-kill our wildlife people, but how about we worry about what we can control with our own country instead of trying to artificially create problems with other countries, this was OUR well that got ****ed up stop trying to place blame on others because you don't want to recognize that.
I am not a "pro-kill our wildlife person". I actually just released a wild animal I rehabbed the first of the week. What hands on action have you taken to protect a wild animal in the past week?

I fully recognize that this well was in US Federal waters. I recognize that BP was allowed to operate this well without the usually licensing requirements by THIS administration. I fully recognize that BP has an abysmal safety record and has had more leaks and violations the ALL the other oil companies operating under US lease permits combined.

I also fully recognize that the Obama administration has under their watch supposedly inspected and passed at least 27 of the platforms it is now trying to place a moritorium upon. Why? Did they not really do the inspections or are they politicizing this for their cap & tax agenda? Really, if he wants to control or minimize the damage why turn away help from foreign countries and the states which would have significantly reduced the amount of oil making landfall in the beaches and estuaries? Why put a halt on all royalties coming into the federal government from oil/gas drilling when that money could be used to help clean up the Gulf. BP doesn't have enough money to do the entire job and the clean up will go on for decades. They may not even get this gusher shut down this year.

You accuse that I artificially create problems with other countries by suggesting the moritorium avoids no further disasters in the gulf while foreign countries continue to drill there. Isn't the truth that Obama is artificially creating problems with other oil companies and 30% of our economy based on BP's shortcomings and failures? Same leopard, same spots.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: SC
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I hope whoever took that video was wearing boots. It turns out the chemicals they used to "clean up" the spill have made the water MUCH more toxic. Now scientists are saying this cold be the worst environmental disaster in human history and a toxic rain could develop and kill all the vegatation in the eastern half of the United States. Look at this!


YouTube - Russian Scientists Warn: Toxic Rain Could Destroy North America/ Due to BP Chemical??
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