Another Gulf rig is leaking...

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    ScienceRocks Blue dog all the way!

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    Why the fuck does this shit have to happen under this president? It is killing us as nation as Obama kills drilling and other workable energy resources. In goes over to things that DON"T WORK like SOLAR AND WIND. BOOO HISS!
     
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    Oh my...when it spills it pours
     
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    DRILL BABY DRILL

    A term that will live in infamy!
     
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    Oh for crimminies sakes.

    The richest industry in the world and they're too fucking cheap to do it right.

    Hang the lot of them!
     
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    Wow, a barrel a day, what on earth and sea will we do????????!!!!!!
     
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    this is the attitude that is killing the gulf
     
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    We do not need to be drilling in the Gulf. The risk is hardly worth the reward. And we can get the energy with need for far less cost, in fact, even to the point that every homeowner can provide the energy for thier own vehicles for only the cost of the solar panels. A cost that is currently dropping very quickly as new technologies come on line.

    Looks like Oregon with get another solar manufactuing plant. The second thin film plant. And this one is going to be cutting edge tech. Using ink jet deposition to lay down the film. Nano-tech crystals, currently cadmium telluride, but could be any compound that will work. Once built, it is slated to produce 400 MW of panel a year.

    The potential here is that the material used, can be tuned by size to absorb nearly the entire spectrum, from long uv to short if. And some of this type of cells have been lab built with more than 40% efficiencies.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2010/05/solexant_seeks_state_loan_for.html

    http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/08/beaverton_firm_will_produce_ch.html
     
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    I agree with editec; round them all up and hang them.
     
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    And their massive lobbying power is proof that they don't need no stinking regulations, big oil knows whats best.
     
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