Thursday, July 29, 2010

Update on the Gulf Oil Spill

So far, little evidence of damage caused by the Gulf oil spill. The marshes have always been vulnerable, and in fact have been disappearing by the thousands of acres per year for many years, but the spill is not likely to make much difference.

My favourite line: "LSU coastal scientist Eugene Turner has dedicated much of his career to documenting how the oil industry has ravaged Louisiana's coast with canals and pipelines, but he says the BP spill will be a comparative blip; he predicts that the oil will destroy fewer marshes than the airboats deployed to clean up the oil."

This doesn't even mention the fact that there are constant oil seeps at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, and some of the wildlife there would die without oil.

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