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  • Craig
    January 10, 2014 - 09:34

    So Mr. Know-it-all Taylor is good with spilled oil floating North to Iceland and or sinking to the bottom by spraying a dispersant on it?????????? And this guy claims to have been a fisherman? He is obviously infected with the same "brain fart virus" all of his current and former friends in the PC party are currently struggling with!!!!!!!

  • Cashin Delaney
    December 31, 2013 - 14:11

    The value of the oil lost should factor in, but strangely, it does not. Does Captain Feathersword care to propose why this is, or is he just content to play his role stating fact-like non-facts that his active urbane buddies in politics all want to SCREAM, but cannot do so politically, or environmentally correctly; "NO CLEANUP FOR YOU STUPID BAYMEN?" Some say (Thomas Gold, Russians, Fletcher Prouty) oil is abiotic, and therefore falsely inflated in price. This is why companies don't mind taking chances, and not recovering oil purged in preventable spills or locked in sunken carriers, or putting out fires. If multinational oil directors really believed in 'fossil' fuel, they would protect the fields like Apple IPad patents or Harry Potter copyrights, pump off old wreaks and prepare to respond and recapture their precious oil. They do not, because the occasional major oil spill further hypnotizes people into the 'end of oil' fossil fuel fantasy and justifies high prices. We can't start a war EVERY year, so a spill will do in lieu. The Gulf War was so effective; we just lit the wells on fire to drive prices and funnel money to cleanup contractors. You can't get any better than that. The best outcome for our OIL and ENVIRONMENTAL companies is not 100% recovery of the new oil, but the spilling of it. There is more profit in pipelining our offshore oil directly into Big Pond than the traditional refining and use model which 'poisons' the air with CO2 according to our energy policies. This is the pipeline model of global disaster-wealth. A final point for our friendly Captain to acknowledge; a good spill gives the Feds the excuse to further kill the fishery, so why would our resettlement-focused government not be excited about oil spill resettlement? A good spill may just be the best thing our Regressive Conservatives could hope for. Liberals would dearly love to 'manage the fallout' let us not forget. Someday the Captain will be back on-board a research vessel championing recovery technology to teenagers and hippy/scientists with the other side of his malleable maritime mouth. The Japanese can recover profitable gold from seawater, but separating oil from water is the big stumbling block of 21st century science?

  • Corporate Psycho
    December 31, 2013 - 08:28

    We have a company like Transocean operating in our waters as we speak. They brought us the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. After that they gave thier Board of Directors huge safety bonuses. Yet these companies pretty well regulate themselves (CAPP guidelines?). What a joke. How much oil spill equipment do we have here compared to NS? We are relying to much on luck.

    • Cashin Delaney
      December 31, 2013 - 14:14

      Don't need spill gear anymore now in our offshore - Captain Feathersword figures Mother Nature is good for it.

  • Cindy
    December 31, 2013 - 08:05

    This potential problem is a worry for all of Newfoundland and Labrador and it should be considered whenever a proposal for oil development is made. I think our province needs to take the initiative to look for a cleaner, safer source of renewable energy, and leave the oil where its to. Just think of our Children's future, the world we are leaving for them to live in. Why don't we put every effort into finding a better way? Don't let greed be our only motivation. Once the damage is done it cannot be undone, so we need to prevent this disaster from ever happening.