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I thought I find a way to keep costs down while still trying to stay eco-friendly. Trying to keep striving for sustainability. This a record of that journey.

Sometimes blunt and straight forward then sometimes sarcastic

This frugal crunchy hipster single momma is doing what she can to save Mother Earth while not breaking the bank!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Virtually Impossible? More like Environmental Disaster

I am sure many of you have heard of the BP explosion in to the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana.

British Petroleum when pitching the idea for the off shore drilling said,
"unlikely that an accidental surface or subsurface oil spill would occur from the proposed activities."
Even after a 2009 exploration plan and environmental impact analysis they still didn't' think that anything could happen. They argued that "due to the distance to shore (48 miles) and the response capabilities that would be implemented, no significant adverse impacts are expected." They proclaimed it would be virtually impossible....... BUT it happened.

Their latest statement:
"The sort of occurrence that we've seen on the Deepwater Horizon is clearly unprecedented, " BP spokesman David Nicholas told The Associated Press on Friday. "It's something that we have not experienced before ... a blowout at this depth."

Talks turns to the company that did the drilling, oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. There are lawsuits that calm they improperly capped the well — something known as cementing. Halliburton denied it.

Since the April 20 explosion , 1.6 million gallons (6 million liters) of oil have spilled. A oil slick more than 130 miles (200 kilometers) long and 70 miles (112 kilometers) wide. Experts estimate that 42,000 gallons a day are now spilling in to the gulf. Some estimate that number is closer to 200,000 gallons A DAY! that's a lot of oil.......
It could take up to three months to seal the leak!

Oysters and shrimp fishing is going to be hit the hardest. Many family owned business will lose their sole source of income. Plus the affect this will do to the local market, many restaurants serve the local caught sea food.

With the warm currants and water flow they expect the oil to reach the shores of  Louisiana and Florida.  I have family that live in Florida and worry about the burning seasons.  Add oil to the area that burns easily,  dangerous...

Now the plan is to burn the oil off. they are going to light the oil on fire. They expect that this will get rid of the oil spill up to 75% to 99%. BUT there will be a huge cloud of black smoke and tons of ash that will fill the air.......... Yea that what we need more air pollution.

I feel for the people of the south that have this burden.  And our environment that is already dealing with the problem of modern live........

More reason to get over our dependence on oil....

           ivy

5 comments:

  1. I found your blog at MBC, please follow back at http://beonefineday.blogspot.com/
    thank you for shring.
    Nan

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  2. Doesn't the whole situation make you ill? Why can't the people in this country realize that our dependence on oil is going to kill this planet?? Wind, solar, biofuels, there are so many ways to make energy that are cleaner and less destructive than oil and if we put our money into researching those fields we could create jobs as well! I really wish we could get more people in power who understood this!

    Diane
    www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

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  3. Great post. I'm going to tweet it.

    liz
    http://www.bellebeanchicagodog.com

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  4. So true! It's a shame what we are doing to our home.

    Found you via Mom Bloggers Club.

    Have a great day.

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  5. I couldn't agree more - it's amazing that we know what is hurting our environment, yet nothing seems to be getting done to change things. It is really sad :(

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