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Earth day
by Ted Rudow III, MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Sunday Apr 22nd, 2012 11:20 AM
Ecowatch.org revealed that, in September 2008, nearly two years before the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP rig had blown out in the Caspian Sea––which BP concealed from U.S. regulators and Congress.
Had BP, Chevron, Exxon or the Bush State Department revealed the facts of the earlier blow-out, it is likely that the Deepwater Horizon disaster would have been prevented.

Days after the Deepwater Horizon blow-out, a message came in to our offices in New York from an industry insider floating on a ship in the Caspian Sea. He stated there had been a blow-out, just like the one in the Gulf, and BP had covered it up.

But it's this damn use of oil that cause most of the world's troubles--industrially, automobiles, pollution, it pollutes the food, they cook their food on it & all the rest! . Most of man's modern inventions and so-called "improvements" are all dependent on oil, all these plastics and petro-chemicals. It's bad enough that plastics are littering the place and never decay or decompose or anything, but now they're discovering even after they've soaked at the bottom of the sea for a long time, they begin to give off some kind of poisonous substance that's killing the fish! They thought it was bad enough that plastics were just littering up the place & choking up things & killing people, but they found out now if it soaks long enough, sort of like when you burn it, it starts giving off poisonous toxic wastes.
Petroleum oil is what really caused the Industrial Revolution, cheap fuel. It's cheap fuel, but it's dirty fuel, polluting fuel, and coal is the same thing. Coal is nothing in the World but hard oil in rock form, because it gives off the same kind of oily smoke, polluting the atmosphere. It seems to me that instead of a blessing, petroleum oil has become a curse to the World!
Ted Rudow III, MA