You are also a moron. 3

And by “you,” I mean Sarah Palin, which I suppose shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that hasn’t been living in a cave since John McCain made his shark-jumping choice for vice president in 2008. Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country‚Äôs energy needs, but your protests and ...

You, sir, are a moron. 2

Representative Young, you are a moron. “This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again because it is a natural phenomena. Oil has seeped into this ocean for centuries, will continue to do it. During World War II there was over 10 million barrels of oil spilt from ships, and ...

Anger and Shame

What BP and the lie of deregulation has wrought. I am unspeakably angry and upset; worse, I feel helpless all over again. When a single senator can block even the simplest step toward legislating responsibility, what hope is there that the truly necessary measures can be taken? Regulate and enforce. This has to stop. I ...

Thoughts from a future petroleum geologist 4

Maybe some of you are tired of seeing this picture already. You know what? Tough shit. You should tattoo this picture on the inside of your eyelids. This image should haunt your dreams. Every time you fill up your gas tank, you should think about this. Every time you hear some moronic politician of any ...

Lusi mud volcano: a drilling disaster

Strongest evidence to date links exploration well to Lusi mud volcano – this is quite the debacle. Obviously, there are safety concerns to be discussed regarding any sort of economic drilling. (Such as the long talk back in December about hydraulic fracturing. I think this one scores extra style points, however. There’s something impressive about ...

Fracturing Follow-up

After a small discussion in my previous post about hydraulic fracturing, I decided to look in to the subject a little more deeply, since the commenter focused strongly on concerns related to horizontally drilled wells. Horizontal wells weren’t really mentioned in the articles I linked to, but horizontal drilling is becoming the common method for ...

Hydraulic fracturing 5

I hadn’t actually heard about the proposed regulation to subject hydraulic fracturing to the Safe Drinking Water Act. I suppose I’ve been too inundated with the entire horrific healthcare mess to hear much of anything else. I don’t have any problems with Congresswoman DeGette’s proposal – and I’m not just saying that because I voted ...