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Feds approve new Gulf oil well off La

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Feds approve new Gulf oil well off La


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Federal regulators approved Wednesday the first new Gulf of Mexico oil well since President Barack Obama lifted a brief ban on drilling in shallow water, even while deepwater projects remain frozen after the massive BP spill.

Bandon Oil and Gas first sought the permit in April shortly after the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank. The permit was approved Wednesday morning, according to MMS records
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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Isn't this about the biggest joke the federal government can do in the face of such an enormous enviromental crisis?

The government lollydags around for a month and a half with only failed solutions and now new drilling is resuming.

I'm really quite amazed at the incompetance of this administration. I'm really at a loss for words that wouldn't get me banned or offend anyone because none exists.

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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As much as I dislike this administration, I support this move. There are what, 4,000 oil rigs operating in the Gulf without incident? I wouldn't throw an entire industry away on the basis of one incident, especially where the company involved appears to have been negligent.

Its also worth noting that this particular well will be in 115 feet of water and almost certainly far easier to correct a problem if one were to take place.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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so is there a new regulation to use an acoustic BOP?

Are they gonna let Haliburton do the cement casing?



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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This permit went to Brandon Oil Co.

I am totally disgusted that we have
plenty of alternative energies available
yet we still allow these oil companies
to rape mother earth.

No wonder mother earth is breaking
apart.

Get that freakin oil needle
out ur arm !!!!



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
As much as I dislike this administration, I support this move. There are what, 4,000 oil rigs operating in the Gulf without incident? I wouldn't throw an entire industry away on the basis of one incident, especially where the company involved appears to have been negligent...


No wells should be drilled until they find a way to safely do it, or pass laws to make it safer.
It wouldn't be hard to pass a law requiring relief wells to be drilled along with the main well. There are tons of safety measures they can use, but are not. This needs to be addressed before we destroy more of our ecosystem.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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Assuming these new technologies aren't going to appear overnight and it'll take some time for the system to change over to them we're still going to need oil for a while yet.

This well is in 115 feet of water anyway, it's an entirely different proposition to the one that blew out and will be much easier to fix in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:12 PM
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I don't disagree with that, to some extent. I do think we need to take a long look at the safety procedures in place for dealing with an accident. Still, this isn't the same situation as a well under 5,000 feet of water and is far less technically challenging in the event of an accident, for the simple reason that you can get human hands to the problem site.

[edit on 2-6-2010 by vor78]



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Chris McGee
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This well is in 115 feet of water anyway, it's an entirely different proposition to the one that blew out and will be much easier to fix in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.


Being in 115 feet of water means that if anything should go wrong the spill will be that much closer to the coast. While the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is of extraordinary proportions, it is 40 miles out at sea. This is the only thing that may be saving the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama from unimaginable destruction.

At the moment, the Deepwater disaster is a major threat to the coastlines. Any catatrophes closer would be assured destruction.

What happened to initiatives to curtail the U.S. depedence on fossil fuels? Just another rant to get elected and re-elected.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
As much as I dislike this administration, I support this move. There are what, 4,000 oil rigs operating in the Gulf without incident? I wouldn't throw an entire industry away on the basis of one incident, especially where the company involved appears to have been negligent.

Its also worth noting that this particular well will be in 115 feet of water and almost certainly far easier to correct a problem if one were to take place.


We have a winner.

2nd line.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:52 PM
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I don't believe there already thinking about drilling again.... havnt even sorted out the latest mess and its been over 40 days since that happened.... for once i wish these big companies would forget about the cashflow and concentrate on cleaning this world up.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
This permit went to Brandon Oil Co.

I am totally disgusted that we have
plenty of alternative energies available
yet we still allow these oil companies
to rape mother earth.

No wonder mother earth is breaking
apart.

Get that freakin oil needle
out ur arm !!!!


I agree we have to find other alternatives for fueling our vehicles, but
what are the alternatives for the millions of products made from crude
oil? And just because the government issues another permit for drilling,
does not mean the end of the world. What do you think that the thousands
of oil platforms in use are going to do? Shut down operations? Hardly !!

I know this is off topic, but I hear people screaming all the time for some
other type of energy, so we don't have to burn fossile fuels for our
cars, to heat homes, etc. But what do you think will produce the other
things we use every day in our world? Practically everything we use is
made from oil. Are we to get them from wind generators, batteries,
solar energy? I think not.



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