Posted 4 months ago on Jan. 7, 2013, 7:43 p.m. EST by highlander
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there is a lot of news regarding the Kulluk drilling rig. I hope they are able to move it and fix the problem. I hope this is not seen as an impetus to stop drilling put more regulation on drilling. Alternative energy sources need to be found. Until then, let us remember the fact that 80 people have died in the construction and maintence of wind farms. In addition, the rare earth metals that are required to manufacture the wind turbines get mined in a process that, to put it succinctly, is not a clean extraction.
Nothing against wind energy, but lets look at this Kulluck rig as an accident that is bound to happen considering the thousands of wells that are in operation and the number of wells that are being drilled right now.
I don't work for the oil industry; i do not work for the energy industry at all. I am just trying to bring some perspective to the discussion