Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I Call Bullshit

The oil is "gone"?

The “vast majority” of crude from BP Plc’s damaged Gulf of Mexico well is gone and the rest is being broken down by waves and bacteria, reducing the threat of further pollution from the largest maritime oil spill, White House energy adviser Carol Browner said.
“The vast majority of the oil has been contained, it’s been burned, it’s been cleaned,” Browner said on CBS’s “Early Show” today. The remaining oil “will weather, it will break down naturally. Mother Nature will do her part.”
Where did it "go"?

Sorry, but there is no possible way that 75% of the oil has been cleaned up, evaporated or broken down especially when the estimate was reassessed just this past Monday to 170 million gallons of oil. How could all that oil be cleaned up when President Obama has been refusing international help because of the Jones Act? Oh, right, that was bullshit too.

And even if we were to take the oil is 75% "gone" talking point at face value, at 170 million gallons spilled, that still leaves 42.5 million gallons out there. As Bob Cesca points out, that's still nearly five times the amount of the Exxon Valdez spill. And you can still find oil there just by turning over a rock. And this doesn't even begin to address the unknown environmental consequences of the possibly millions of gallons of dispersant they used to break up the oil.

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

Shame on the white house for treating us like morons.Their credibility just got flushed down the toilet.