Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Now this is ironic.....

The Coast Guard is apparently reporting that the long term effects of last year's oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico are apparently "marginal."  Not negligible, but marginal, and of course that is wonderful news.

The irony?  Well, NOAA reports on the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico resulting primarily from runoff from farm fields, and this indicates that the most dangerous thing to a healthy ecosystem there is......

....grain and ethanol subsidies.  So the environmentally "safe" fuel, ethanol, is apparently far more dangerous to our oceans than catastrophic disasters in petroleum production.