2 Simple Reasons Why Offshore Drilling Sucks
Some thoughts on offshore drilling in the midst of a resulting catastrophe
- Extracting oil from the ocean floor is a difficult and complex feat. The technology employed, like all technology, is fallible. Couple the inherent fallibility of the extraction process with the risks involved to humans and the environment and I believe you can understand why I believe offshore drilling sucks.
- Once oil has been extracted from the ocean floor, it must be transported across the sea to a facility for storage or refining. Although there have been advances in oil container ship safety, there still exists great margin for error be it on the part of the equipment, the captain, the weather, or any other sea going vessel which may come in contact with the tanker. Couple the risk involved in ocean transport with the risk to humans and the environment and I believe you can understand why I believe offshore drilling sucks.
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