Mother Nature Deals with the Oil Spill Herself

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Submitted by Jameson on Mon, 2010-08-02 11:52

It appears the shock and awe of the black-bleeding BP disaster is inexplicably disappearing and disappointing the environmentalists who were hoping to milk it till the fart-free cows came home. Nobody can find the spill as Jeff Perren's excellent article on Pajamas Media reports:

"After two years of near-daily crises, most of them either created or worsened by the federal government, we’ve entered a period of relative calm. It won’t last. Pelosi and crew will make sure of that. But during this lull it’s a good time to consider the crisis that didn’t occur: the wrecking of the Gulf from the BP oil spill.

Several news reports are showing that the expected devastation of the waters and shoreline of the Gulf simply hasn’t happened. Early (and historical) evidence suggests that it never will. The oil slicks expected to last for months have failed to cooperate with the government’s desire to use the crisis to pass cap and tax."

ABC also reports:

"For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there's one problem—they're having trouble finding it.

At its peak last month, the oil slick was the size of Kansas, but it has been rapidly shrinking, now down to the size of New Hampshire.

Today, ABC News surveyed a marsh area and found none, and even on a flight out to the rig site Sunday with the Coast Guard, there was no oil to be seen."

NY Times has also picked up the story:

"The oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be dissolving far more rapidly than anyone expected, a piece of good news that raises tricky new questions about how fast the government should scale back its response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster."

So too The Christian Science Monitor:

"The reduction has amazed scientists who are tracking the spill and raised many questions about where all the oil has gone. An 800-vessel skimming fleet that weeks ago pulled in 25,000 barrels of oil a day could barely find 50 barrels a day late last week. That means much of the up to 3 million barrels suspected to be remaining in the Gulf has largely gone off the radar."

[hat tip: Not PC]


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Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Mother nature is evidently effectively dealing with the oil spill -- and so is the free society and free market. People everywhere tend to hate BP for the eco problem it caused and for the weak way it solved it. And the Stock Markets have financially hammered BP as well. This is probably a lesson virtually every oil company and big business on earth will learn from. The environment is likely to profit.

After "two years" of near-daily crises?

Marcus's picture

Doesn't he mean three and a half months?

The explosion was on April 20th of this year.

Two years would take you back to the George W. Bush administration.

Edit: However if he means the economic crisis - there is no calm - it is still in progress and not due to end anytime soon.

The catastrophe of Gulf oil

JaneL's picture

The catastrophe of Gulf oil spill has been way long overbloan and it caused millions of damages in the environment. The whole ecosystem was destroyed and it killed the tourism industry of Gulf. The whole economy of the affected areas were pulled down, since ther will be lesser food production and a great danger in food safety. Some would say that even if they take alot of loans and credti cards, they cannot easily restore their living. Credit plays a central role within the Americas economy. The whole economy is apparently sinking along with all of the credit scores. Millions of Americans have reneged on their debts in the past couple of years. This is circumstantial for many, for instance with a job loss. Others, like strategic mortgage defaulters, walked away rather than losing more cash even though they could pay. Living with bad credit is the result of this still. All of these people have bad credit as they are trying to move on. Considering help won’t come from any of these people with bad credit, the recovery will take a lot longer.

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