Sunday, October 11, 2009

GT a Man with All the Smarts of W

GT is upset that we haven't started any offshore drilling following the lift on the moratorium at the end of Bush's second term. He explains that there is no reason  not to and the concerns about the environment are misplaced. He recycles a Bush era talking point to bolster the claim.
He disputed claims that off-shore drilling poses environmental problems.

One need look no further than Hurricane Katrina, when oil rigs off the Gulf Coast escaped any damage, despite potentially damaging winds and flood waters which ravaged coastal communities including New Orleans, he said.

The worst environmental disasters related to oil or natural gas occur when they spill while being transported over water, he argued.
Oh yeah, GT?
The US coastguard, which is responsible for the marine environment, said yesterday more than 6.5 million gallons of crude oil had been spilt in at least seven major incidents. The previous worst spill in US waters was the 11m gallons in Alaskan waters from the Exxon Valdez in 1989.

"This is a major event," said Lieutenant Colonel Glynn Smith of the coastguard in New Orleans. "Things are going well, but three-quarters of the oil from the spills has not yet been recovered."
So if you liked the Bush years, I'm sure you love GT.

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