Mobile Press-Register: Another Gulf oil spill, Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30

Mobile Press-Register: Another Gulf oil spill, Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30.

By Ben Raines
June 07, 2010, 6:20PM

blog.al.com/live/2010/06/another_gulf_oil_spill_well_ne.html

This is just unbelievable, the failures of this Federal regime just continue to mount. We have been drilling offshore for decades, why is this the only US President who has failed so horribly, to protect our environment and the US citizens?:blush:

"The Deepwater Horizon is not the only well leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the last month.

A nearby drilling rig, the Ocean Saratoga, has been leaking since at least April 30, according to a federal document.

While the leak is decidedly smaller than the Deepwater Horizon spill, a 10-mile-long slick emanating from the Ocean Saratoga is visible from space in multiple images gathered by Skytruth.org, which monitors environmental problems using satellites.

Federal officials did not immediately respond when asked about the size of the leak, how long it had been flowing, or whether it was possible to plug it."
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"We accidentally discovered this spill looking at the Deepwater Horizon images. The question is, what would we see if we were systematically looking at the offshore industry?" said John Amos with Skytruth.org. "Is this an aberration, or are things like this going on all the time? That's why we are calling for public, transparent monitoring everywhere offshore drilling is going on in U.S. waters."

Yes, every problem afflicting the oil industry and the environment has only crept up since January 2009.

The problems we see now are only the beginning. For too long things have been allowed to let slide and regulations, although, on the books have been rarely enforced to their full extent. This isn't something to blame on just one president, it's more systemic than that. Both Democrats and Republicans have equal parts blame in this whole affair.

ChadS

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