Thursday, January 4, 2018

Maybe the Oceans Aren't Polluted Enough

In another case of the Trump administration doing something stupid just to nullify the Obama legacy, the Kleptocrat in Chief wants to expand offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards, which had been banned by the Obama administration. With crude oil prices being fairly low, there's no need to expand drilling. Besides, we really need to be investing in renewable, non-polluting energy sources.

Trump seems to be lifting this ban just to troll the coastal states, 'triggering' environmentalists and people who like to eat seafood that's relatively free of contaminants. In this case, he's jeopardizing the tourism industry, which hearkens back to the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, which inspired the offshore drilling ban on the Pacific continental shelf. Trump's policy is so bad that even a corporate malfeasor such as Rick Scott of Florida opposes the policy. The Gulf of Mexico is already a disaster, we don't need the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to become petrol-polluted hellscapes as well.

5 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Trump doesn't eat any seafood other than Filet-O-Fish anyways, what does he care?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Too right. I was wondering when the last edible blue crabs would be pulled out of the Atlantic waters.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

too soon, all fish will be farm-raised tilapia, which thrive on shit.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The only seafood caught in the ocean will be jellyfish.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Jellyfish have no brains.