Well, it is if you believe John McCain:<br><br>[color:blue]"I'm aware that off the coast of Louisiana and Texas there are oil rigs, as we well know, and those rigs have survived, very successfully, the impacts of hurricanes, Hurricane Katrina, as far as Louisiana's concerned," McCain said at a town hall in Michigan last week.<br>In an energy speech recently, McCain said that: "As for offshore drilling, it's safe enough these days that not even Hurricanes Katrina and Rita could cause significant spillage from the battered rigs off the coasts of New Orleans and Houston."</font color=blue><br><br> Hello???? Reality check!!<br><br>[color:blue]"In fact, Katrina and Hurricane Rita caused damage to oil rigs and storage facilities in the Gulf, according to press reports and government studies.<br>The hurricanes totally destroyed 113 oil rigs, according to the government's Minerals Management Service, and damaged 457 pipelines. The resulting oil spills were large enough to be seen from space, according to several reports.</font color=blue><br><br>Kinda makes me wonder where John McCain gets his information from...<br><br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
I read that >750,000 gallons of oil and petroleum products were spilled during the hurricanes Rita and Katrina... <br>anything over 50,000 is a major spill... <br><br><br>so the pristine picture they're trying to selll is smoke & mirrors BS and Lies !<br>He DOES make it up as he goes !<br><br>David (OFI)
Doesn't McCain have advisors/staff members who check these things before he comes out with these ridiculous statements?<br>I mean, what the heck are they doing to earn their fees?<br>Or is he just too senile to 'fudge up' the facts?<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
113 rigs + 457 pipes = 570 incidents.<br><br>750000 / 570 = about 1315 gallons per incident average.<br><br>Therefore: no individual incidence was considered major!! See new math is easy.<br><br>I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
_________________________ I used to think it was terrible that life was unfair. Then I thought what if life were fair and all of the terrible things that happen came because we really deserved them? Now I take comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe.
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I read that >750,000 gallons of oil and petroleum products were spilled during the hurricanes Rita and Katrina... <br>anything over 50,000 is a major spill... <br><br><br>so the pristine picture they're trying to selll is smoke & mirrors BS and Lies !<br>He DOES make it up as he goes !<p><hr></blockquote><p>The amount of natural crude-oil seepage is currently estimated to be 600,000 metric tons per year, with a range of uncertainty of 200,000 to 2,000,000 metric tons per year.<br><br>So that's 18,4791,348 to 615,971,244 gallons of oil are natural seepage.<br><br>If my math is right 750,000 gallons is .04% to .0013% of the of the oil that leaks naturally.<br><br>More liberal FUD.<br><br>Try again.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
How can you compare oil seeping worldwide with dumping a crap ton of it in one area?<br><br>As for liberal FUD... it's the same thing that the oil companies told all of us when they bumped up fuel costs directly after the hurricanes. I don't expect the boards of Exxon and Mobile often traffic in "liberal FUD".<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
Please stop. Equating natural seepage to ruptured pipe spills is as nonsensical as comparing volcano eruptions to coal fired power plants. <br><br>It doesn't work that way. Piecing numbers out of scientific papers and drawing conclusions like that are not just farcical, it's just plain stupid. Friday night before a Red Sox vs Yankees weekend leaves no time to explain. But take it from a jackass, your conjecture is ignorant. Not dumb, just missing some solid evidence.<br><br>But I will give you one analogy:<br>Broccoli is good for you. But if you take 2,000 pounds of it and extract out all of the alkaloids and spread it on the back of a shaved rat it causes tumors. That is the Ames cancer test gone wrong.<br><br>But what do we take from this experiment? Your take would be:<br>1) Broccoli is good for you<br>2) Ignore those rats with tumors.<br><br>My response would be:<br>1) Broccoli is good for you.<br>2) Don't shave your as[i][/i]s and rub concentrated broccoli on it.<br><br>Because, in a round about way, I am pointing out it is all about concentration. 50,000 gallons of crude in my harbor is a travesty. 50,000 gallons of crude sprinkled over the Antlantic ocean is undetectable and will be well handled by the sun's oxidative forces as well as bacteria and algae that can consume minute amounts of natural seepage when it is in very low concentrations. This is the same way our DNA repair systems in our body can handle the small amount of damage caused by broccoli but if presented with a scientist and a razor are overwhelmed,<br><br><br><br><br>
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