Thursday, July 15, 2010

Good Neighbour Policy


Spelled "neighbour" because it's from a print ad for Alberta, CA, the rest of the ad tells us this:

A good neighbour lends you a cup of sugar.
A great neighbour supplies you with 1.4 million barrels of oil per day.

OK. So Deepwater Horizon was 1/42 of the way to being a great neighbour to the Gulf Coast...

I just received an email from Sierra Club informing us that the flow at Deepwater Horizon "has finally been stemmed," whatever that means. According to the leak meter from NPR at the top of Bryan's blog, the collapsed well leaked only (ahem) an estimated 92,208,506 gallons of oil.

Cue a BP exec to remind us again what a big ocean it is compared to the quantity of oil leaked...

Afterthought, from the Sierra Club mailer:
The oil industry argues that this was an isolated event. We agree--research confirms that oil catastrophes are strictly isolated to oil industry operations. We have not yet found oil spills at wind farms, nor have we found evidence of gushers erupting in solar plants or marshlands devastated by business owners retrofitting their buildings. The best way to prevent another oil disaster is to shift away from oil and onto clean energy.

More: Oops. This was a test. This was only a test. If this had been a real shutoff, you'd have heard the whining all the way from Wall Street.

1 comment:

  1. They are watching the pressure. If the pressure starts dropping it means the oil and gas has found another vent which is very bad.

    If the pressure gets to high, it might blow the wellhead off the well shaft, which is even worse.

    Now, we watch and wait.



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