Spill, baby spill....42,000 gallons a day

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    With a vast oil slick now within only 20 miles of the ecologically fragile Louisiana coastline, Coast Guard officials said they were considering a “controlled burn” of the petroleum on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry, the federal on-scene coordinator for the spill, said such a burn might be conducted as soon as Wednesday.

    A joint government and industry task force has been unable to stop crude oil from streaming out of a broken pipe attached to a well 5,000 feet below sea level. The leaks were found Saturday, days after an oil rig to which the pipe was attached exploded and sank in the gulf about 50 miles southeast of Venice, La. An estimated 42,000 gallons a day are now spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Officials said Tuesday that wind projections indicated that the oil would not reach land in the next three days, and it was unclear exactly where along the Gulf Coast it might arrive first.

    Concern Grows About Impact of Gulf Oil Spill - NYTimes.com
     
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    Another "who cares?" story.

    The earth has oil in it. Sometimes it gets into the water. BFD. The earth will take care of it regardless of whatever we do.
     
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    yep. gawd liberals are stupid.:lol:
     
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    Spill baby spill?

    I'm guessing your considering this as a Victory against Off Shore Drilling eh?
     
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    Of course they are.
     
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    What a dumb post.
     
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    No what is stupid is blocking off shore drilling because of an accident. What is even dumber is titling this thread in the manner was done. I notice you made no comments about either of those now did you?
     
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    Unless you can see invisible posts of mine, no, I did not.

    But then again you didn't say anything about Amanda's dumbass post so your have about this ---><--- much room to talk, jackass.
     
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    Why?
     

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