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Handy graph puts BP oil spill into historical perspective

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Posted on May 5 2010 5:00 pm
Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury, now entering its 11th year online. Her latest book is Acoustic Ladylandkathy shaidle, which Mark Steyn calls "a must-read."
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OK, it’s not a “hockey stick,” so the Left will ignore it — but the graph above illustrates the relative “quantities of oil spilled” during tanker accidents “between 1970 to 2009.”

Kate McMillan (who sourced this graph) writes:

The best estimate I can come up with suggests the current spill is around 700 tonnes a day (based on the current official 5000 barrels/day estimate)

Something to keep in mind while the evening news runs non-stop end-of-the-universe B-roll of oil-covered pelicans, rattles its dusty old “Exxon Valdez” talismans, and blames the spill on Bush.

Or is that Rush?

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