The explosion happened around 9:30 AM and as of 10:30 AM it was still on fire. No leaks reported…yet.
If there was ever a nail in the coffin for offshore drilling, this should be it. Yesterday’s fakety-fake astroturf “Rally for Jobs” by the American Petroleum Institute stressed that an offshore drilling moratorium was unnecessary in part because the federal government had inspected many of the offshore rigs and found no safety problems.
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