On the afternoon of January 29, 1969, an environmental nightmare began in Santa Barbara, California. A Union Oil Co. platform stationed six miles off the coast of Summerland suffered a blowout. Oil workers had drilled a well down 3500 feet below the ocean floor. Riggers began to retrieve the pipe in order to replace a drill bit when the "mud" used to maintain pressure became dangerously low. A natural gas blowout occurred. An initial attempt to cap the hole was successful but led to a tremendous buildup of pressure. The expanding mass created five breaks in an east-west fault on the ocean floor, releasing oil and gas from deep beneath the earth.
For eleven days, oil workers struggled to cap the rupture. During that time, 200,000 gallons of crude oil bubbled to the surface and was spread into a 800 square mile slick by winds and swells. Incoming tides brought the thick tar to beaches from Rincon Point to Goleta, marring 35 miles of coastline. Beaches with off-shore kelp forests were spared the worst as kelp fronds kept most of the tar from coming ashore. The slick also moved south, tarring Anacapa Island's Frenchy's Cove and beaches on Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel Islands.
Are you saying that every risk should be ignored because of that? The poeple concerned about global warming are the constructive types in this case, at least they give a damn. The rest either doesn't or is brainwashed.
There is nothing we can do about it .Man is a puny little worm when compared to natural forces.Global warming is a crock of shit and you tree humpers know it, just as the spotted owl was.You rush and have that Fool rep Markey force the polar bear on the endangered species list to prevent any ANWAR drilling.The sky is falling,OMG the sky !With your people making decisions
on energy we would still use whale oil in our lamps,oh no I forgot about your little friends at PETA !