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I just checked some of the local news footage out of Louisiana. The oil rig is really spewing an unholy mess.

I feel sorry for the gulf states; they do set a precedent however

Our coast in BC is more pristine. Do you think we should entertain Oil rigs off the west coast of BC?

listening to Melissa Auf Der Maur – followed the waves heart BC

UPDATE May 13 2010

WEST COAST STATES California, Washington and Oregon propose ban on Offshore Oil Drilling
The move by senators from California, Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, was largely symbolic because there are no plans at present to open the West Coast to drilling. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, a Republican, withdrew a modest plan for new offshore drilling shortly after the gulf accident.

UPDATE May 30

Top Kill Fails See Spill in relation to BC COAST

UPDATE June 15 2010

BP hopes to soon start a second containment system — a burner on a semi-submersible drilling rig that could incinerate up to 420,000 gallons of oil a day. The company had hoped to start the system as early as Tuesday.

Scientists have estimated that anywhere between about 40 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have spewed into the Gulf since a drilling rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers. Though the latest cap installed the well has been capturing oil, large quantities are still spilling into the sea.

UPDATE July 10 2010

Current US government estimates of the spill range from between 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day.

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