Saturday, June 26, 2010

Why No Dutch Oil-Skimmers?

The Regime's interests are not necessarily in line with the public's. The public merely expects reality. The Regime does not.

Why does neither the U.S. government nor U.S. energy companies have on hand the cleanup technology available in Europe? Ironically, the superior European technology runs afoul of U.S. environmental rules. The voracious Dutch vessels, for example, continuously suck up vast quantities of oily water, extract most of the oil and then spit overboard vast quantities of nearly oil-free water. Nearly oil-free isn't good enough for the U.S. regulators, who have a standard of 15 parts per million -- if water isn't at least 99.9985% pure, it may not be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.

I guess MMSD wouldn't make the cut, huh?

HT: ConYank

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