20 million people are “to have to evacuate the gulf states” says prominent oil-industry insider


Each day, another way to define worst-case for oil spill, Washington Post, June 23, 2010:

The most disturbing of the worst-case scenarios, one that is unsubstantiated but is driving much of the blog discussion, is that the Deepwater Horizon well has been so badly damaged that it has spawned multiple leaks from the seafloor, making containment impossible and a long-term solution much more complicated. ...

"We're going to have to evacuate the gulf states," said Matt Simmons, founder of Simmons and Co., an oil investment firm and, since the April 20 blowout, the unflagging source of end-of-the-world predictions. "Can you imagine evacuating 20 million people? . . . This story is 80 times worse than I thought." ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/22/AR2010062205391_pf.html

7 comments to 20 million people are “to have to evacuate the gulf states” says prominent oil-industry insider

  • laura m.

    I've heard this for several weeks on various talk shows..They won't evac. They will let people die off to depopulate. If they wanted to evac., they would have already done so.

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