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47 rescued from Gulf rig after natural gas blowout


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  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    July 24, 2013 7:30 a.m.

    Sadly, this is the ongoing price we pay for reliance on increasingly-difficult to tap into fossil fuels. Yes, we have the technology to dig deeper and farther to procure oil and gas, but it comes at a price to our environment, families, livelihoods of entrepreneurs and workers, etc.

    I was just reading a Bloomberg BusinessWeek article about how BP is frustrated about all the "endless expenses" it is incurring for its oil rig explosion and spill in the Gulf. BP claims that it is being exploited by too many people claiming to be hurt by the spill. People died. And many small businesses reliance on the Gulf -- from tourism to lodging to fishing to restaurants -- have all lost business due to BP's neglect and oil spill.

    BP has to pass all these clean up claim expenses to us, so in the end, our reliance on gas and oil forces us to pay for BP's negligence and for this latest rig clean up and rescue.

    Wind and solar development don't create problems like this.