Hey, Bob: Is This "Environmentally-Friendly" Oil Drilling?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gov. Bob McDonnell keeps telling us that drilling for oil and natural gas off the Virginia coast is 100% safe and nothing could ever possibly go wrong.

Reality continues to spill dark goupy stuff all over that pretty picture Bob likes to paint:
PORT ARTHUR, Texas -- As much as 450,000 gallons of crude oil spilled in a southeast Texas port Saturday after two vessels collided, the U.S. Coast Guard said. No injuries have been reported, but part of the port has been closed and some nearby residents have been evacuated.

Port Arthur police Sgt. Ken Carona told television station KFDM that fewer than 100 people were evacuated from the area because of hydrogen sulfide - a hazardous gas with a rotten egg smell - that was emanating from the oil.
Here's video: News