June 22, 2010

Cousteau's Stories From The Gulf

Posted: 09:40 PM ET

You saw them on the telethon, but these are definitely worth another look, if for no other reason than to enjoy the Pearl Jam music.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • How You Can Help • Larry King Live

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Smith in Oregon   June 22nd, 2010 11:32 pm ET

Every Ethanol Plant which routinely produces 1 Billion Gallons of Ethanol, has 20,000 people employed thru various services directly and indirectly as a result.

Anderson Cooper is under the misunderstanding and promoting the Big Oil buzz words that no drilling and no Louisiana Crude Oil flowing means no food on the table for Louisiana people. That is not accurate, the percentage of Oil workers directly and indirectly in Louisiana is just marginally more than those involved in commercial fishing. There are of course Louisiana citizens also involved in agriculture and manufacturing as well.

Every commercial Ethanol Plant is going to produce more usable Fuel for America than any current Oil well in Louisiana. And Ethanol is entirely Carbon neutral, does not poison the water table and does not contaminate the Ocean beaches.

Big Oil Republican's like Bobby (drill baby drill) Jihdal and their pack of Big Oil placed Federal Judges in the Gulf States don't want people to even learn of the alternative's to the poisonous toxic crude Oil they are pushing.

Louisiana could plant sugarcane and produce as much Ethanol and make the State of Louisiana as much money as Big Oil does now! Ethanol needs to be a corner stone towards the future of the State of Louisiana. Get rid of all the myopic Republican politicians including Bobby (Captain Drill) Jindal and prepare for the future NOW.

Luis B. Rosario   June 22nd, 2010 11:42 pm ET

I don't write my opinions on these blogs anymore because I'm
unable to obtain a copy of what I write on my E-mail.

Smith in Oregon   June 23rd, 2010 4:17 am ET

How utterly crass and callous of Big Oil's T. Boone Pickens remarks comparing a jetliner crash to the economic disaster sweeping across several Gulf States at the same time!

I disagree on many fundamental points:

Republican lawmakers gutted the safety and regulations of Deep Sea Oil well drilling in several critical areas which MUST be addressed before proceeding.

1) No federal environmental impact study was performed on the blown deep sea Oil well. Those absolutely needed regulations had been previously gutted by the Bush-Cheney administration!

2) No federal emergency contingency plan was submitted. There was NO federal plan filed, no fleet of Oil skimmers waiting for such a eventual occurrence.

3) No national country's besides the USA allows the toxic dispersant Corexit to be used in its territorial waters to diffuse a Oil spill.

4) No existing technology can adequately deal with extremely high methane gas pressures sometimes found by deep sea Oil well drilling resulting in a blown-well.

5) ALL national country's EXCEPT the USA requires one or more relief wells to be dug at the same time as the exploratory well in deep waters in their territorial waters.

It is beyond foolish to simply continue to drill deep Ocean oil wells without fully addressing and correcting these problems. As noted in (4), extremely high pressure gas pockets will blow-out future exploratory wells. The only question is WHEN, not if.

1) Ban Corexit

2) Require two relief wells dug at the same time a exploratory Oil well is first drilled.

3) Require a complete Federal Environmental Impact Study which is submitted and accepted by Federal oversight management.

4) Require a complete Federal Emergency Contingency Plan for that specific Ocean well, not some generic rubber stamped plan.

5) Require ALL American based Big Oil business's to have a shared fleet of large Oil skimming vessels ready to go in a mouth balled harbor ready to go on a moments notice WHEN the next Oil gusher occurs anywhere on America's territorial waters.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 23rd, 2010 7:32 am ET

This sounds such a risky business, can it be allowed to continue in all honesty. Is the price just too high to pay if something goes wrong. Need to think again.

Carlos Gonzalez   June 23rd, 2010 10:41 pm ET

Well done Philippe! Keep it up.

theresa van exel   June 24th, 2010 1:24 am ET

this is in regards to the appearance of jermaine jackson on your show tomorrow night. larry, i would like to gain some insight into michael jackson's life. we always see jermaine, and frankly, i'm tired of hearing the same old canned "stuff" that jermaine keeps putting out there. i didn't even know michael but i believe i can shed a lot more light on michael's life than jermaine can. isn't there anybody who has some depth and thoughtfullness in that family? they all seem terrified of the truth. but frankly they probably have no idea of the truth. i know i will be bored to tears with jermaine as usual but i will still watch the interview. from a little old black lady who enjoys your show most of the time.

Shem mokua   June 24th, 2010 4:26 pm ET

How can we blame without talking to with or at somebody if it real can work

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