“Water on oil fires is not only a waste of time, it is a dangerous activity because the burning oil now gets to ‘surf’ on the water, going to new places to find more fuel, oxygen and heat. The only way to put out an oil fire is with foam.”
– via The Oil Drum
Today, the Obama Administration’s six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf was rejected by a federal judge, who argued that it was “arbitrarily imposed after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.” The White House is said to have plans to appeal.
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