Oil Spill heads to Florida

“It will be on the East Coast of Florida in almost no time,” Graber said. “I don’t think we can prevent that. It’s more of a question of when rather than if.”

Sigh.  I’m pretty sure he means West coast of Florida.  I mean, I do live in Tampa, which, last time I checked, is on the Gulf Coast.  Not so sure if 1 million gallons of crude in the bay of Tampa would have a noticeable effect. Although, I wouldn’t mind if those mansions in Hyde Park got a reeking blast of diesel to go with the view of TECO’s coal plant spewing pollutants in the distance.

Also, apparently Obama himself will visit the devastated gulf region.  Unless he’s going to be scrubbing ducks and shoveling oil-soaked sand, stay at home.  I don’t care if Obama’s coming.  This isn’t Katrina.  There aren’t people dying of heat exhaustion on rooftops.  This is an oil spill.  Apparatuses  exist to deal with these things. Make them work.

The oil slick over the water’s surface appeared to triple in size over the past two days, which could indicate an increase in the rate that oil is spewing from the well, according to one analysis of images collected from satellites and reviewed by the University of Miami. While it’s hard to judge the volume of oil by satellite because of depth, it does show an indication of change in growth, experts said.



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