The whole republican red coast has found environmentalism, and a need for big guvment – from the Washington Post:
“At a news conference Tuesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he had asked federal officials to look for ways to increase the Mississippi River’s flow to keep the slick at bay.
“Let’s make no mistake about what’s at stake here,” he said. “This is our very way of life.” (guess he should have thought about that before going all in with drill baby drill…)
The article then goes on to quote Matt Simmons – the one repub most responsible for telling the truth:
“Few people have a more apocalyptic view than Matt Simmons, retired chairman of the energy investment banking firm Simmons & Company International and a 41-year veteran of the industry. Simmons, who will speak at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week, has been famous in recent years for warning that the industry is running out of oil. Now he sees a disaster on an epic scale as the pressurized subterranean reservoir known as the Macondo field, tapped for the first time by Deepwater Horizon, continues to vent into the gulf.
“It really is a catastrophe,” Simmons said. “I don’t think they’re going to be able to put the leak out until the reservoir depletes. It’s just too technically challenging.”
He said BP’s cleanup costs could ruin the company.
“They’re going to have to clean up the Gulf of Mexico,” he said.
If Matt Simmons is saying this, it is truly bad.
Of course, the God-loving repubs pray to God for the spill to go somehwere else, to hurt someone else….typical of the pass-the-buck, no personal responsibility mentality of those people….
“Jindal’s news conference Tuesday opened with an invocation from Randy Craighead, the pastor of a New Orleans area church. He asked for divine intervention.
“Father, we pray for a prevailing north wind,” he said, “to drive that oil slick southward.”
Yeah God, send that oil slick souithward to the brown skin area of your world…they won’t mind….
This is disgusting
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