Coast to Coast on Oil Spill
Oil Spill & Energy Alternatives:
Appearing during the second
hour of Thursday's show, Professor of Biology, Peter Ward, talked about the
impact of BP's oil leak in the
Further, the Gulf area contains thousands of streams-- the oil will go up into those streams and sink into the mud, and there's no easy way to clean it, he warned, adding that with the increased rise of sea levels, the oil will be pushed inward.
Ecological biologist David Blume joined the program in the third hour, also discussing
the oil catastrophe. There could be as much as 1 million gallons a day being
spilled from BP's broken oil pipes, he detailed. Yet, current drilling
practices aren't going to change, until, perhaps "there's oil on the
shores of the Potomac in
Blume talked about alcohol gas as a cleaner and more plentiful alternative to oil, and how a wide network of small-scale alcohol fuel plants could be set up. Several states have requested to have higher percentages of alcohol added to their fuel but the EPA has been balking for political reasons, he suggested.