Isn't that just darling?
Now for a few observations:
-The truest statement you will hear today regarding large-scale accidents involving oil and gas: They are rare, but they DO happen.
-There are some 30,000 oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Just one of them blows up and look at what a stink it causes. Sheesh.
-If you own a car, you own part of that spill. Yes, that's what I believe. No, you don't have to agree.
Your humble hostess has a long history with the oil industry. I've written plenty about it, so in the interest of full disclosure, here's a list of links:
A complex feature I wrote on drilling in residential areas and a companion blog post.
Edward Burtynsky on Oil.
Reminiscing on my years at BP.
Gas station redux with Jesus Christ.
All politics and opinions aside, Godspeed to the families of those killed in the explosion, and prayers for the Coast.
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