Who thinks that BP and Friends will actually be able to plug the oil spill which is about a mile under the surface of the water?
There is no Plan B and the pressure and darkness at that level make it nearly impossible to do anything.
I think, yes, they'll eventually plug it.
But it will be when the Lefts in government can take credit for saving the coastline. Just like Osama Bin Ladin will be "found" and captured or executed when it's useful to further someone's political agenda.
I'm not saying BP's got an agenda; quite the contrary! I'm saying I think it's naive of us to believe that with all the knowledge and technology and stuff we have (heck, we've even sent men to the moon!), there's no available knowledge that would've already allowed the thing to be plugged.
I believe also eventually...but at what cost to wildlife? The flats populations are already down, and with more grass flats being destroyed, I can only guess the extent of the destruction. Probably take years, and more limit restrictions to bring the numbers back.
Plug or no plug the damage that has been done to the Gulf region is devastating. It will take God only knows how long before that region ever will even begin to look normal again.
So far not that much oil has hit the coast. From what I hear, BP is dumping huge amounts of chemicals on the spill. The 'stuff' attaches to the slick and sinks to the botttom. That's good for the coastline and birds. But the oil slick is now on the bottom, whichis not the same as cleaned up. Worse, no one seems to know WHAT is in the crap that they are dumping on the slick. It's secret and no one seems to know what the environmental impact will be of tons of an unknown chemical.
I am not making any predictions about the overall effect on the food chain in the gulf. I HOPE this crap is benign and won't turn out to be Agent Orange for the sea floor.
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