Thursday, March 24, 2011

Not One More Drop

A lot has been made over the "moratorium" on new deep-water drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. From the idea that drilling, left unregulated, is so safe that "not one drop" was spilled during the 2005 hurricanes (despite all factual evidence to the contrary), to the idea that the moratorium on drilling for oil is somehow raising gasoline prices now, even though functioning wells never stopped producing oil.

Today, even as we hear the the first new drilling plan has been approved, we also find out that even "permanently plugged," out of commission oil wells can be responsible for new, massive oil spills.

Well, not a massive spill as relative to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, or as Rush Limbaugh might say, naturally occurring.

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