Daily Archives: April 30, 2010

Quote of the Week – From Charlie Crist

On turning Independent for the Florida Senate Election:

“Why not? If you’re going to do it, do it. Let’s go!”

– Crist told the St. Petersburg Times that he will not keep his Republican registration, and he will instead change to independent.

You go there, Charlie!

Oil Spill has Reached the Louisiana Coast

The spill in the Gulf is now expected to be bigger than the Exxon Valdez disaster. The current expectation according to the EPA is 5000 barrels a day leaking from the  destroyed well. Sky Truth, an organization which has been providing the aerial images, thinks it is closer to 6000 barrels a day leaking (if you want to figure out how much oil that is, 1000 barrels equals 42,000 gallons).

British Petroleum, the responsible party here, is not yet able to stop the leak and has not determined what cause the original explosion from which 11 men are still missing.

Henry Waxman, whose Congressional committee is responsible for offshore drilling, is calling for more information and this could get in the way of the decision which President Obama made a short time ago to get back into offshore drilling.

Whatever the case, the spill has overwhelmed current methods of control.