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Posted on May 30 at 4:19 p.m.
"The Coal Oil Point seep field (natural, not man made) offshore from Santa Barbara, California is a petroleum seep area of about three square kilometres, adjacent to the Ellwood Oil Field, and releases about 40 tons of methane per day and about 19 tons of reactive organic gas (ethane, propane, butane and higher hydrocarbons), about twice the hydrocarbon air pollution released by all the cars and trucks in Santa Barbara County in 1990. The liquid petroleum produces a slick that is many kilometres long and when degraded by evaporation and weathering, produces tar balls which wash up on the beaches for miles around.
“This seep also releases on the order of 100 to 150 barrels (16 to 24 m3) of liquid petroleum per day. The field produces about 9 cubic meters of natural gas per barrel of petroleum.”
There are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil. This means that between 4,200 and 6,300 gallons of oil are released into the ocean every day. This means that in less than four weeks, as much oil will have been naturally released into the ocean as there was from this disastrous oil spill.
On On the Beach
Posted on May 30 at 4:17 p.m.
Dear Ms Mobley
Please try to calm yourself.
"The Coal Oil Point seep field offshore (natural, not man made) from Santa Barbara, California is a petroleum seep area of about three square kilometres, adjacent to the Ellwood Oil Field, and releases about 40 tons of methane per day and about 19 tons of reactive organic gas (ethane, propane, butane and higher hydrocarbons), about twice the hydrocarbon air pollution released by all the cars and trucks in Santa Barbara County in 1990. The liquid petroleum produces a slick that is many kilometres long and when degraded by evaporation and weathering, produces tar balls which wash up on the beaches for miles around.
On Gaviota Oil Blowout
Posted on May 30 at 4:15 p.m.
On Oil Drill Spill Kill
Posted on May 30 at 4:12 p.m.
1. What about women who do "substantially the same work as men" but not as well or with less experience or not as consistently?
2. Who decides what is "substantially the same"?
3. If women were actually getting paid less than men for doing the same work, just as well, for just as long, then every profit seeking company in the country would only hire women and make a mint on labor savings.
The fact that they aren't means you should read #1 again.
On Gender Wage Gap Bill Moves Along
Posted on May 19 at 9:16 p.m.
The subtitle of this article is wrong and misleading.
Four miles of beach and ocean are NOT *filled* with crude.They "coated" in crude or "covered" in crude - not "full" of crude.
Just more enviro-wacko bias showing up in an otherwise accurate and well reported story.
Penalize the offender, build stronger fail safe systems - keep drilling.
On Big Oil Spill Along Refugio Coast
Posted on May 19 at 12:42 p.m.
Let me take the liberty of un-puzzling your highly puzzled (by your own admission above) mind.
1. 90% of Fracking water is derived from deep, ancient non-human aquifer, non-potable, unusable (except for fracking) brine-water thousands and thousands of feet below the bedrock.
2. 10% of Fracking water comes from recycled water or fresh new water. This water is paid for and the use of Fracking water is controlled and managed by between seven and twenty two city, county, regional, state and federal agencies and regulators.
3. Fracking has lowered the U.S. CO2 emissions back to 1992 levels because it has found and recovered so much cheap natural gas that electric power plants can switch from high CO2 coal to much lower CO2 natural gas.
4. The reduction to 1992 CO2 levels from Fracking allowing the switch from coal to gas is (hold onto your puzzled head), 42,000x as much of the contribution of solar panels during the same period. And solar panels product a LOT of C02 in their manufacturing, transportation, installation and eventual destruction.
Good luck with the puzzle... there is only one piece missing: your ability to focus on rational facts vs. emotion driven opinions and your reliance on your lib-dem peers liking you.
On Water Waster
Posted on May 19 at 12:33 p.m.
Dear uninformed/hipster protestor's:
If you are attacked in any way, call the police, gather evidence and witnesses, file a report.
If the DA agrees with you, there will be a criminal trial.if a Jury of the defendant's peers agree with you, there will be a conviction.A judge will order punishment.
This is called: "The American law enforcement and judicial process".It is NOT called "UCSB" or college administrators.
On Students Stage Sit-In at Cheadle Hall
Posted on May 14 at 10:34 a.m.
Keep voting lib dem!
The cost pays for a granola crunching local enviro wacko outfit to pay part time salaries for nature hikes of unemployed UC liberal students with binoculars and cargo pants to try and find this animal.
On Survival for Who?
Posted on May 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Yes! This is awesome! Just what we need!
A populist lib-dem president fully implementing the Progressive ideal.Just like Venezuela!
1. Price caps led to mass shortages of basic staples.2. Wage mandates led to massive unemployment, esp for the working poor and youth.3. Huge increases in taxation, nationalizing super markets and appliance stores and the suppression of political speech all in the name of Progressivism.
Now they are shooting poor people in the streets for protesting the results of lib dem and progressive policies.
Yes, Bernie is just what we need!! Go Bernie, Go!
On Bernie Sanders for President
Posted on May 14 at 9:05 a.m.
Californian's are subject to 51 federal and state gun laws.
If by support you mean "support another gun law" does it occur to you that you might want to change your definition of "support"?
Passing more and more and more anti-gun laws isn't helping - at all.
On Take Action Against Gun Violence