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Oil platforms are subject to hurricane damage

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Keep this in your records, because is a few weeks or months the GOP will start saying, “Hurricane Ike didn’t damage any oil platforms,” the same lies they made about Hurricane Katrina and others.

Hurricane Ike “appears to have destroyed a number of oil production platforms and damaged some of the pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, federal officials said Sunday.” Lars Herbst, regional director for the Minerals Management Service, said at least 10 production platforms have been destroyed by the storm, and possibly many more. Herbst said, “It’s too early to say if [the impact of Ike is] close to Katrina- and Rita-type damage.” In his advocacy for more offshore oil drilling, John McCain has falsely claimed Hurricanes Katrina and Rita did not “cause significant spillage” and that the platforms “very successfully” survived the impact of the storms. In fact, as the Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson has demonstrated, those hurricanes caused hundreds of oil spills resulting in significant environmental damage.

Written by Leisureguy

15 September 2008 at 10:57 am

Posted in Daily life

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