Oil is leaking from a damaged well feeding a rig that sank off Louisiana on Thursday, in what US officials are calling “a very serious spill”.
The well is estimated to be leaking at a rate of about 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of oil per day.
I’m sure everyone involved is doing their best to mitigate this spill, for profit motives if nothing else.
The fact remains that wind and sunlight are easily obtainable, and don’t cause pollution.
Update: Just to clarify a little, our dependence on fossil fuels is somewhat akin to the indigenous people of the tropical rain forests that have no other method than burning off forests to obtain fertile soil to farm. They have no other options, we do. What they do out of ignorance is excusable.