Drill Baby Drill vs Spill Baby Spill

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Oil

The equivalent of 5,000 barrels of oil are being dumped into the gulf…every…single…day.

Folks, we’re looking at a disaster bigger than Exxon Valdez. It’s that serious. And that could have devastating effects on our economy.

From Fox News:

The shrimp season begins in early May, as the shrimp move from estuaries out to sea, Long said. U.S. landings of shrimp were valued at $441.8 million in 2008 — an increase of $9.1 million compared to 2007. Louisiana leads the nation in its shrimp supply — with 89 million pounds produced in 2008 — followed by Texas, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. [...]

The Gulf states play host to tourists from around the world, and industry officials acknowledge that the spill could have a massive economic impact.

In states like Florida, where tourism is a $65.5 billion industry, and Alabama, which brings in $6 billion, officials are closely monitoring any changes in hotel bookings and travel plans.

And so it goes…


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One Response to “Drill Baby Drill vs Spill Baby Spill”

  1. JimS Says:

    I think this shows that all of the promises the industry made about their ability to prevent such calamities were empty.

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