Monday, September 12, 2011

Oil Drilling News


Platform 23051 Site - Still Leaking, Magically! (Skytruth)
"And by the way, we're seeing a lot more than 5 gallons in the ongoing spill - 24/7/365 since September 2004 - from this hurricane-damaged cluster of wells.  The MODIS /Aqua satellite image below, taken on September 10, shows a slick originating at the 23051 site that extends almost 35 miles."

NORTH CAROLINA (and all states considering new offshore oil drilling)

Voices From The Gulf (Video)
"A brief and important message to the state of North Carolina [and to Virginia, Florida, Alaska and many other states] from the gulf coast of Louisiana about the realities of allowing big gas and oil companies to drill and develop in your communities."


U.S. scrambling to meet offshore drilling date

"The Obama administration has less than 10 months to finish assembling its plan for selling offshore drilling leases over the next five years, and some oil industry leaders are worried the government is barely on track to meet a July 1 deadline for issuing the document."


Japanese Breakthrough Will Make Wind Power Cheaper than Nuclear

"Some major wind projects are already projecting costs significantly lower than coal power -- $80 per MWh for wind versus $90 per MWh for coal -- and that is without government subsidies using today's wind turbine technology."