2 Simple Reasons Why Offshore Drilling Sucks

Some thoughts on offshore drilling in the midst of a resulting catastrophe

Editorial

7 May 2010

 

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  1. 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.
  2. 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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2 Responses to “2 Simple Reasons Why Offshore Drilling Sucks”

  1. Zach says:

    Not only that, but if the oil rig explodes, like what happened during the summer, we’re all screwed.

  2. rick says:

    Well maybe you should try and push your carto where your going or maybe just go help the guy delivering the goods to the store you shop at push his truck

 

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