Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Get "A Whale" Into The Gulf
Giant Cleanup Ship Met with Puny Response from Bureaucrats | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.
The problem is not simply the Jones Act; it’s also that our Environmental Protection Agency may squelch the ability to use this giant ship.
The second problem is that the ship would gather spilled oil, separate the water from the oil, and discharge the water back into the ocean so its tanks could be filled with oil. Our EPA has a problem with that, because the discharge would retain a minor amount of oily residue. To EPA, any residue greater than 15 parts per million is impermissible. They elevate perfection above the need for speed.
Someone please tell the EPA that the oil spill in the Gulf is a major environmental disaster, and they should get out of the way so it can be cleaned up.