How do we feel about Pollution this morning America?
One has the freedom in this country to try to disclaim Global Warming and/or Climate Change because this is a free country thanks to our military personal not our politicians nor the Koch Brothers!
However, care to go for a swim at any beach in Southern California the rest of this year?
Before we start this post, care to guess on how much pollution will come from a malfunction of say, a Wave Generator, Wind Generator, or a Sola-Array off of our coast or in the Gulf of Mexico?
How much does it cost to clean up “(0)” pollution?
In the Gulf, a long history of oil spills and cover-ups
California oil spill cleanup: Governor declares emergency to cut ‘red tape’
By Ed Payne, CNN-Thu May 21, 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to help clean up an oil pipeline spill that may have dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude in Southern California.
Wildlife, pristine beaches focus of ‘aggressive’ oil spill cleanup
By Paul Vercammen and Pat St. Claire, CNN Wed May 20, 2015
1969 Santa Barbara oil spill
The Santa Barbara oil spill occurred in January and February 1969 in the Santa Barbara Channel, near the city of Santa Barbara in Southern California. It was the largest oil spill in United States waters at the time, and now ranks third after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon and 1989 Exxon Valdez spills. It remains the largest oil spill to have occurred in the waters off California.
The source of the spill was a blow-out on January 28, 1969, 6 miles (10 km) from the coast on Union Oil’s Platform A in the Dos Cuadras Offshore Oil Field. Within a ten-day period, an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 barrels (13,000 to 16,000 m3) of crude oil spilled into the Channel and onto the beaches of Santa Barbara County in Southern California, fouling the coastline from Goleta to Ventura as well as the northern shores of the four northern Channel Islands. The spill had a significant impact on marine life in the Channel, killing an estimated 3,500 sea birds, as well as marine animals such as dolphins, elephant seals, and sea lions. The public outrage engendered by the spill, which received prominent media coverage in the United States, resulted in numerous pieces of environmental legislation within the next several years, legislation that forms the legal and regulatory framework for the modern environmental movement in the U.S.