So it looks like the Horizon rig oil spill in the Gulf may not be quite the environmental disaster that environmentalists and even President Obama indicate. To set the stage, President Obama stated, “the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced” (someone needs to tell him some debating techniques, like never use modifiers like “worst”, “always”, “least”, etc.). Read the full story from Time here. No, this isn’t some conservative blog site, this is Time Magazine. Some choice excerpts:
“Yes, the spill killed birds — but so far, less than 1% of the number killed by the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska 21 years ago“
“so far, assessment teams have found only about 350 acres of oiled marshes, when Louisiana was already losing about 15,000 acres of wetlands every year”
It’s about time that our politicians and special interest groups (in this case, Obama, the democrats and the Big Environment folks) stop trying to spin things way beyond reality. Sure, this isn’t a good situation, but when you look at the real numbers, it isn’t the “worst environmental disaster” we’ve ever seen. Technology has improved. And given the number of wells in the Gulf and elsewhere, we’re doing pretty well.
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