Friday, April 30, 2010

Drill, Baby, Drill

See, here is what is wrong with the Republicans and their "Fish love those oil platforms!" approach to why drilling offshore doesn't hurt the environment.

As with so much else they say, it doesn't turn out to be the case.

The area under threat produces the largest total seafood landings in the lower 48 states, is a vital wintering or resting spot for more than 70 percent of the nation's waterfowl, is used by all 110 neo-tropical migratory songbirds, and produces 50 percent of the nation's wild shrimp crop, 35 percent of its blue claw crabs and 40 percent of its oysters. Ressearchers say 90 percent of all the marine species in the Gulf of Mexico depend on coastal estuaries at some point in their lives, and most of those estuaries are in Louisiana -- endangered by an oil spill that could last months.

See also here.

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