Originally Posted by Spook
Not sure where the idea that there were not spills during Katrina came from:
Aug.-Sept., New Orleans, Louisiana:
The Coast Guard estimated that more than 7 million gallons of oil were spilled during Hurricane Katrina from various sources, including pipelines, storage tanks and industrial plants.
This is from: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001451.html
Offshore drillling is far from it's peak so you would expect fewer incidents. I don't believe it when the oil industry tells me they have technology that has mitigated the risk. I lived in Houston for 25 yrs up until 4 yrs ago and spent a lot of time on the water. There are still lots of oil dollops floating about and on the beach. I had to keep cleaners in the truck to do my waders and the boat hull after the trip. Hardly pristine.
When it comes to taking care of us, are we really going to believe Exxon and W?
In 2006 I was privileged to listen to Astronaut Walter Cunningham, 1951-1976 Colonel U.S. Marine
Corps. His talk was on the state of our union and risk taking. He says we have lost our sack. We have become the lamb.
The black and red andrenaline rush has finally made it home from Sebastian Olszewski and the group at Mike Smith Beaumont. Got it right before the big storm hit, as in 36 hours before. So lucky. Anyway, these folks are a great dealership to do business with.
Ordered June 2008
ED July 2008
Stateside delivery September 2008