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Toxic Levels Of Methane Are Suffocating The Gulf of Mexico

That means huge quantities of methane have entered the Gulf, scientists say, potentially suffocating marine life and creating "dead zones" where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives. "This is the most vigorous methane eruption in modern human history," Kessler said. Methane is a colorless, odorless and flammable substance that is a major component in the natural gas used to heat people's homes. Petroleum engineers typically burn off excess gas attached to crude before the oil is shipped off to the refinery. That's exactly what BP has done as it has captured more than 7.5 million gallons of crude from the breached well.

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OK look, I keep trying to explain to people, all those oil covered birds and fish and dolphins are LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE birds and fish and dolphins purposefully diving into the oil for the cameras.

All of the conservative birds and fish and dolphins are just fine. I'm so sick and tired of this liberal breast-beating about "the environment". Do you idiots realize that not one single of your precious Snowy White Owl was harmed in this whole operation? And not one of your stinking Black Footed Ferrets?

Liberal wussies make me sick.

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