The BP oil spill disaster is going to hurt so much of our economy, the
Yeah its no big problem:) Consider florida and the gulf coasts beaches
closed for years, fishing industry shut down too, perhaps 10 to 20
years or more, oil is highly toxic. Tourism to the entire area hurt
bad. The gulf stream is expected to carry the oil spill around all of
florida, likely killing the florida keys coral reef and all the
wildlife there. then up the east coast:( this isnt a area or regional
disaster this is a world ecological and fiancial disaster..........
now take the already sucky US economy. Cant you see whats about to
espically if it takes 3 months to stop the leak?
how about ALL the people who depend on fishing and tourism for a
living. Not just the actual fishermen but the people who process pack
and sell the fish. how about the beachfront hotels that will be
vacant? restaurants closed. who wants to visit a stinky beach covered
in oil residue?
do you think the USA can afford such costs, espically at this time?
Hey, I've been to the Louisiana beaches, many times over the last 20
years or so. Even before the hurricanes, they were dirty and nasty, and
I saw few if any signs of real tourism. Just people bringing their kids
from the first solid ground one parish in, on day trips, to 'see the Gulf'.
(I own property in Louisiana. I'm allowed to diss the place.)
I've been to the Alabama beaches too. Three weeks ago for SWMBO's birthday,
AAMOF. Orange Beach and Dauphin Island are some of the most beautiful beaches
around. From the maps they look like they're directly in the firing line.
Well, Katrina/Rita did make a lot of them go bye-bye for awhile (along
with a couple of beach towns that flat disappeared), but the corps of
engineers and mother nature have been replenishing them. I saw some
aerial shots of beaches I have walked, right after the hurricanes. The
waves were lapping up onto the marshes. Not really beaches as we usually
think of them- more like a shallow ridge between the shallow mudflats
and the marshes where the ducks live. In western LA, you can walk out
straight from the shoreline far enough that it is hard to recognize
people, and still only be chest-deep in water. It is beyond flat there.
He's right;you saw awhile back how high gas prices drove up costs for much
of our everyday usage items and affected peoples lives.
It seems the way we "deal with it" is to enact more laws and restrictions
on the citizenry,instead of PRODUCING more energy ourselves.
and losing our freedom in the process.
Drill,drill,drill. and build more nukes,ASAP.
Yup. And the first order of business should be to kick BP out of all US
operations. One plant explosion in Houston, now this. They have the worse
safety record in the business.
Let them drill/refine elsewhere, how about hmmmm... Britain?
Have they come up with any serious solutions?
All I've heard is 1) send robots down to try the shutoff valve
2) drill at an angle, hope to get close to the oil bearing fissure that
the original well tapped, and pump in concrete.
Wouldn't a humoungous load explosives at the surface close the gusher?
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