(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
See this link:
There are more photos now at the link above. Warning. Some are very graphic, so don’t look unless you are prepared.
Today they nipped the top of the riser pipe off with a pair of giant shears after the pipe saw failed, then polished the edges down as much as possible, and they are currently trying to install another oil gathering cap on top of the now stubbed off riser on top of the Blow Out Preventer.
Even if and when we could clean some of these birds up, there will be nothing for them to eat, because the food chain is utterly destroyed here, from insects, plants, zooplankton, crustaceans, shellfish, to fish.
15,000 to 50,000 thousand barrels a day, up to 2,000,000 gallons a day, for 44 days. A minimum of 2 months to go, or 6 months, or even 2 + years if they can’t get the original bore plugged and suck it out somewhere else.
Your ecology on dead dinosaurs. Literally.
This country only provides itself with a third of the oil it uses. And if we decided to drill everything out for ourselves, with such tiny reserves, it would last maybe a few years at most. We get most of our other oil from Canada and Mexico.
The Senate is not going to pass any energy bills this year. The House passed a version which the Senate has vowed to ignore for political purposes in an election year.