Drill Baby, Drill

I hope all the morons who enthusiastically chanted “Drill baby, drill!” before a literally (and stomach-churning, pun intended) gushing Sarah Palin at the 2008 Republican National Convention are watching the environmental disaster unfold in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to Amount of Spill Could Escalate, Company Admits – NY Times, 5/4/10, “a senior BP executive conceded Tuesday that the ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico could conceivably spill as much as 60,000 barrels a day of oil, more than 10 times the estimate of the current flow.”

Yup, that’s right, 60,000 barrels a day. And to see how clueless BP officials are (they even considered a “broad advertising campaign” – I wonder how that could rehabilitate the Gulf?) read the above-referenced article.

And here’s a note to everyone who chanted that idiotic slogan two years ago: THE LAST THING WE NEED TO DO IS DRILL FOR MORE OIL AND THEN BURN IT!

We now have so many options, including solar, wind and hydrokinetics, that we can finally stop using so much oil. The problem though is that Big Oil (along with Big Coal and Big Nuclear) has been bribing politicians with campaign contributions for decades and as a result Washington, DC does the bidding of its financial backers instead of doing something sensible for America and the environment.

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