Monday, May 3, 2010

Limbaugh: Oil Spill is Natural

I rarely use the term "right-wing nut job," but I think that it almost certainly applies to Rush Limbaugh after these comments (as if it didn't before now).
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio host, has spent a lot of time talking about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico lately. First, he focused on the timing of the spill, claiming that it was maybe too convenient. He was suggesting that the spill, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana, was an inside job by environmentalists to convince President Obama to back down on plans to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas. Now, Limbaugh claims that the oil spill is natural, even though it started when a rig owned by BP went up in flames and sank. "The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there," he said. "It's natural. It's as natural as the ocean water is." The spill is currently pumping about 210,000 gallons of oil into the ocean every day and coastal states fear that, when the oil reaches shore, billions will have been wasted in beach restoration and entire ecosystems will be compromised.
Credits: Slate

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