The Public Is Unaware of the Magnitude of Natural Seep Pollution
This article is about
natural seepage of Oil and Natural Gas that is coming up in the
In the gulf of Mexico and other places around the world there are tens of thousands of barrels of oil where oil os NATURALLY bubbling up in oceans and even lakes. Oil is a natural substance. Oil does not destroy the environment. Methane is a natural substance and does not destroy the environment. Natural Gas, and many other compounds some very deadly occur naturally in the ground, in the oceans and waterways are sprewed miles high into the atmosphere by volcanos, and even powerful weather phenomenon like hurricanes, and tornados.
So much of the hype of
the environmental movement is just that . . . hype much ado about nothing. There are pollution problems to be dealt
with like the giant plastic islands forming in the Atlantic and
When it was exposed not too long ago that many recycling programs are just taking the plastics that people are made to sort this way and that way and then just taking them to the dump as there are few companies that recycle them unless heavily subsidised by Federal and State Goverments because recycling plastic is a lot more expensive than making it. When we find out that in many cases the same thing is happening with glass bottles that are sorted by color, and tin cans – that cities are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars if not tens of millions a year for wasted curbside recycling pick up. – as in all reality much of the stuff is being thrown into the dump anyway.
Creating useless green jobs, causing costly vehicles and machinery to be purchased and run. Wasting electricity, wasting natural gas, wasting gasoline, oil, and diesel fuel – all of which just is creating more pollution and for what? To give politicians cover from vocal and activist greenies, and to make people feel good by making them believe they are doing something to help save the environment.
Do you know... Natural Gas and Oil Seepage is the
Greatest Source of Petroleum Pollution in the Ocean and Atmosphere
As pointed out by the National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, "natural oil seeps contribute the highest amount of oil to the marine environment, accounting for 63% per cent of the annual load to the world's oceans. Although they are entirely natural, these seeps significantly alter the nature of nearby marine environments. "
Do you know... Offshore
The largest natural oil and gas seeps in the
It is estimated that oil seepage for a
single 6-mile stretch, including Coal Oil Point, averages 10,000 gallons of oil
each day (240 barrels). Every 12 months about 86,000 barrels of oil seep into
the ocean—the equivalent of the quantity of oil spilled in the 1969 oil spill
Do you know... The Tar on the Santa Barbara Beaches is from Natural Oil Seeps in the Channel
To the dismay of local beach-goers, sticky globules of tar lap up onto our coastline every day. This tar is an annoyance to many of us and is often perceived to be a man-made pollutant. In fact, the tar results from huge, natural seeps that have been spewing oil and gas into the Santa Barbara Channel for centuries.
Do you know... 55% of the Tar that shows up on Los Angeles County Beaches
is from the natural seeps in the
The most heavily impacted beaches are those between Goleta Point
Do you know... Hydrocarbon Offshore Seeps are the Largest Source of Air Pollution in Santa Barbara County
The natural seeps release
more than 40 metric tons of reactive organic compounds (ROC) into the air every
day. In the Air
Pollution Control District (APCD) of Santa Barbara County 2007 Clean Air Plan,
the ROC from these natural oil and gas seeps are identified as the greatest
source of air pollution in the county significantly contributing to the
formation of smog. The offshore natural
seeps contribute approximately 6,075 tons per year of ROC to