Handbasket Report — Spill, baby, spill!

Nine minutes ago,What Is Online published this:

The leak from site of the fatal Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion is five times bigger than estimated. Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico increased sharply on Wednesday night, as the US authorities suggested five times more oil could be leaking.

Rear Admiral Mary Landry said 5,000 barrels a day were now thought to be gushing into the sea 50 miles off Louisiana’s coast.One fire-fighting expert told the BBC the disaster might become the biggest oil spill in the world. Doug Suttles, chief operating officer for BP said: “A third underwater oil leak has been located in the pipeline that connected the rig to the oil well”.

On Wednesday, the oil was estimated to be about 20 miles east of the mouth of the river.

Complete article here.

Editorial Comment: America now has a shortcut for its oil problem. Instead of bothering to refine and put it in cars to increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, we can now just burn it in situ, killing off the fishing industry and some wildlife as well. Efficiency! It’s the American way! Too bad we have BP to thank for the idea.



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