Methane Release From the Gulf Oil Spill: What Does It Mean? How Bad Could It Get?
by George Washington
Tremendous quantities of methane are being emitted by the Gulf oil spill.
The methane could kill all life in large areas of the Gulf.
However, rumors being spread widely around the Web claiming that the methane could bring on a doomsday catastrophe are not credible.
This essay will attempt to clear up the confusion and convey the facts regarding methane and the oil spill.
Thank Uncle Sam
As a preface, I want to touch on the government’s role in this mess.
Many people know that the government has encouraged deepwater drilling for oil by giving huge tax subsidies for deepwater drilling.
As the Los Angeles Times writes: