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Old 02-22-2010, 10:10 AM
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Originally Posted by nucat78 View Post
What is your source for asserting the rigs would be 100 miles offshore?

Again, I'm using my experience in southern California, but you can clearly see the rigs and they are maybe (yes, I'm guestimating) 1 to 2 miles offshore. You can't see the support pillars but you can certainly see the platforms and the superstructures. Lights are also clearly visible at night.

(BTW, we have wind farms in northern Illinois and while cool looking, they have not helped ease unemployment as far as I know.)

Eh, the should put up a big screen that look like the horizon on the side of the rig that faces the beach. This would help hide it some and make it less of an eyesore. lol Hey man, thank your Senators and Congress men for not allowing the US to open ANWR in Alaska. Had it been opened, they may have been able to stifle drilling on your coast for awhile. But hey, better to not drill in a place that is not in Water and in a place which has been seen by less than 10,000 people on this planet. Instead lets drill in water where spills can do more damage and do it where millions can see.
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:40 PM
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Originally Posted by wiltznucs View Post
This is not true, in fact its quite the opposite. The Louisiana and Texas coast boast of far healthier fish populations. Why? Each and every one of those oil rigs acts like an artificial reef. As a result the commercial and recreational fisheries in those states are now surpassing Florida.

Dont get me wrong, I dont like seeing the rigs from the beach and I think alternative energy should be explored. But in the meantime, if theres a domestic energy source that will bridge the gap between now and the future then it should be explored.
Ah yes- Lake Charles, Louisiana and Galveston, Texas. A fisherman's paradise.
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