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Monday, May 3, 2010

Setting an Oil Spill on Fire is not a "Solution."

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM

As The Seattle Times said: Worst. Earth. Month. Ever.

How did we celebrate Mother Earth during April? We debated setting her on fire. That's one of the options officials are weighing for the Louisiana oil spill, which each day is looking more and more like Exxon Valdez Numero Dos. I'm sorry. I thought we had developed some sort of advanced technology in the 21 years since the Valdez crash to make sure a environment-destroying, sad-animal killing oil spill never happened again. Oh wait. That technology is fire? GODDAMN FIRE?! Apparently we haven't advanced our oil-handling technology in 164,000 years.

Well, at least we've also developed excellent infographic skills:

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