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Life's A Beach And Then You Go Home
Where life is also a beach
Links are at the end, suffering an existential crisis.
Going home, going home.
“The company said it wants to expand its deepwater oil and gas production in the U.S. Gulf”
That’s BP, the company that killed several towns along the coast when their Deepwater project spewed oil everywhere. They won the bidding on a bunch of offshore leases that were up for purchase as mandated by the Bidenaire’s climate bill.
Chevron was the big spender in the deal. Exxon bought some blocks presumed to be for a carbon storage project. Carbon storage is a scam aimed at obscuring the damage caused by current and future oil and gas production.
The BP and Chevron projects envisioned by the companies will take years to bring on line, and once producing will operate for decades. Oil companies don’t give a fuck and neither do the governments they own or which enable them. The people who run those respective entities will all be dead by the time things go irretrievably to shit.
The beaches won’t look so good. I like the mainland beaches because they’re big and flat. They’re different from the beaches at home, which are lovable in their own way. They won’t look so good covered in clumps of oil tar, or covered by a rising sea.
Some people think we’ll be coming up with a magical science solution to all this, and somebody may find ameliorating technologies, but what ultimately matters is keeping the oil and gas in the ground, and providing those companies with the opportunity to develop new fields which will take a decade or two to break even, and another decade or two to produce satisfying profits.
I’m running for the airport. Got to do my carbon spewing part.
Bones UK, “Unplugged;”
That, Comrades, is all there is
Take care, be well.