This is going to be a mish mash of various links relevant to today’s oil spill news, Tues Aug 3, 2010. I took one look at the amusing picture of the moonshine still on the open thread and saw instead the Blow Out Protector on the Macondo Oil Well of Doom.
I was trying not to laugh my arse off about a certain fp diary at a certain blog yesterday which was a repeat of a certain breathless Washington Post article announcing that The Oil Spill Was Really BIGGER than they all thought according to the “new” government figures.
Which was as big as the government knew all along, from April 23, 3 days after the blowout, when they were doing estimates based on BP’s internal documents that weren’t released yet, and then the government and BP have colluded since then to lie their a$$es off about. NOAA released a chart of the potential leak impact on the coast line back in April with the higher number.
3 months minus 5 days times 50,000 to 60,000 barrels a day. Duh. As if BP Tony hadn’t mentioned 60,000 a day back in June in front of Congress, either.
Yes, they really do think we are THAT stupid.