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08-13-2010, 06:50 PM
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DCBob http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Fri Aug-13-10 12:45 PM
Original message Expert Gulf conservationist admits he and others overreacted to Gulf oil spill..

from the Chattanoogan..

One Expert Admits Overreaction to Gulf Oil Spill
by David Ranier, Ala. Dept. of Conservation
posted August 13, 2010

For the past 40 years, Dr. George Crozier has been monitoring the amazing ecosystem called the Gulf of Mexico from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. He's witnessed the peaks and valleys, usually dished out by Mother Nature, but also from human interaction. And, Crozier admits he played a role in what he now believes was an overreaction to impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Gulf of Mexico, Crozier insists, is accustomed to dining on oil tidbits. However, when the well was not capped soon after the disaster, he feared the Gulf's capacity to deal with an influx of oil of this magnitude would overwhelm the ecosystem. Not to minimize the impact of the spill, he realizes now that restraint would have been the better course of response.

"This is not and never was the death of the Gulf of Mexico," Crozier said of the spill, estimated at 4.9 million barrels. "That's a simple fact. And I have to admit that in the initial stages of this I and everybody else contributed to the problem. "We created the disaster beyond the bounds that it should have been articulated. Hindsight is as cheap as dirt."

For the last two months Crozier has been making presentations to groups like Rotary clubs, Kiwanis clubs and other groups and now is fully aware of the impact the media coverage created.

more: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_181886.asp

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