The article starts with the title, AP IMPACT: Gulf awash in 27,000 abandoned wells
It deserves a fisking, and indeed, Sweetness & Light fisked:
The full version of this Associated Press article is 2,273 words long. And yet there is no mention anywhere in it of their research uncovering a single abandoned oil well that is currently leaking.
$5 says the guys who wrote the AP article never left their desks, either.
The gist of the AP story is to call for more government bureaucrats and control.
Meanwhile, over at the Gulf, where a real disaster is taking place, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal today are hosting Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a visit to Louisiana
According to Gov. Jindal, well over 300 miles of Louisiana coast is now impacted by the BP oil spill. Not only is the spill affecting Louisiana but the Obama administration has ordered a moratorium on certain Gulf of Mexico rig drilling that is hurting the Louisiana economy and many of families and businesses already hurt by the oil spill.
over 320,000 people’s livelihoods are tied to the gas and oil industry. In south Louisiana, this industry supports one in every three jobs.
Sending the oil industries abroad by implementing a moratorium only adds to the crisis.