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Don't know if any following the ecological tragedy that occurred when the ocean going car carrier overturned in the sound last month. They have pumped 78000 gal out but it is still leaking oil. Tar balls in marsh grass at St Simon’s and Jekyll Island. Oil on water in sound and rivers. The vessel is so large that it can’t be righted so leaking oil continues to flow into the aquifer. I will post photos of what gets on your boat in 4 hrs of fishing. A true mess that affects a lot of people who depend on the water for their livelihood
 

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Presently in Jekyll Isle and saw this at mouth of pass on the way in. Another environmental tragedy for locals and visitors alike. Liberal Media to focused on important issues (wink, wink) like impeachment and gun control. Very sad to see this.
 

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Presently in Jekyll Isle and saw this at mouth of pass on the way in. Another environmental tragedy for locals and visitors alike. Liberal Media to focused on important issues (wink, wink) like impeachment and gun control. Very sad to see this.
I have my son and his partner who are guides and this is an economic issue for them Many clients like to eat trout and flounder that are caught this time of year. They bring their families to vacation and swim in waters and eat in local restaurants. Will they come?
Would you?
 

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If we would stop importing and exporting oil and rely on our own reserves this type of incident would be much less frequent.
I’m not one to talk talk politics, but I know that you know that’s a political subject. I remember the BP spill in the gulf and being in Cape San Blas, FL and the smell and the tar balls, and we all know it was nowhere near the panhandle. Now I live in Charleston, SC and they’re fighting offshore drilling so it doesn’t ruin the tourism and seeing rigs offshore. Then you have the red tape and protests everywhere else we (the politicians and 1%ers) want to drill. Oil importing/exporting likely won’t stop in our lifetimes, but I understand what you’re saying.
 

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I’m not one to talk talk politics, but I know that you know that’s a political subject. I remember the BP spill in the gulf and being in Cape San Blas, FL and the smell and the tar balls, and we all know it was nowhere near the panhandle. Now I live in Charleston, SC and they’re fighting offshore drilling so it doesn’t ruin the tourism and seeing rigs offshore. Then you have the red tape and protests everywhere else we (the politicians and 1%ers) want to drill. Oil importing/exporting likely won’t stop in our lifetimes, but I understand what you’re saying.
Offshore is not even what I’m referring to. I’m in O&G in the Eagleford Shale and have been for a decade. If we would stop ripping these wells to hurry and produce oil while the price is up we could have all these wells produce plenty of oil and gas for 30-40 years. Opening chokes wide open depletes these wells faster and usually collapses the formation prematurely. There’s enough oil in North America on land to last us a very long time but we choose to buy Saudi Arabian crude and export our nice clean oil that needs much less refinement to get the end products.
Back to oil spills, tankers and offshore platforms.
 
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