Doesn’t this seems strangely ironic? Doesn’t it seem like there’s no way that it could be of mere coincidence?
You wanna know what happened…right.
About 92 miles off the coast of Louisiana, another oil rig, this one owned by Houston-based, Mariner Energy, experienced an explosion early this morning, sending all 13 crew members into the water, before a nearby oil vessel was able to pull them from the water. They were then transported to land to receive treatment.
Only one employee was reported to have sustained minor injuries.
Word from the Coast Guard came quickly that the rig was not in production, so there would be no need to expect the results of such a travesty as the recent BP spill. Unfortunately, there’s an oil sheen that has gathered from the platform, and is flowing into the gulf–and they can’t figure out why. Imagine that. An oil company with lack of foresight and no plan of contingency?
Again. Doesn’t this seem strangely ironic? Like someone is trying to tell us something? Or should we just change the color on the terrorism chart and open up speculation that there are other forces involved. The oil gods, perhaps?
We don’t want oil-related disasters, yet we apparently want and “need” oil. We need our cars, we need our jets…we need our Vaseline! Or do we?
The only thing more environmentally enjoyable about this week was the California senate striking down the ban on plastic bags–no doubt their pockets are chubby with plastic bag cash. Take note senators, I’m looking into this one to see how you voted–can’t wait for upcoming elections.
In related news, here’s something even more enjoyable: A BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, was pouring chemicals into the air, including benzene, when a plant malfunction created a leak. Plant officials opted to burn off the 538,000 pounds of chemicals without informing local authorities or townspeople, until after the process had been completed. The faux-pas has rung up another 10 billion dollar class action suit from the town, many of whom became ill without knowing why. The state Attorney General is also slapping the plant with about $600,000 in fines.
Just knowing that BP is in the gulf today trying to permanently cap the well that caused the greatest oil disaster in history…Mmmm…makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.