Why Educate Our Kids? Public Ignorance Part Two: Oil and Slime

9 06 2010

Gulf Oil Spill Is A ‘Statistical Anomaly,’ Texas Congressman Says

Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) . . . asked {President Obama] to view the ongoing BP oil spill in its “proper historical context as a statistical anomaly.”

. . .His argument? The record since 1985 shows that deep-water rigs have produced 7 billion barrels of oil, while spilling less than 0.001 percent of it. Culberson calls it “a 99.999% record for clean operations.”

He then encourages Obama not to ignore that “35-year record of safety,” (though it appears that only 25 years have passed since 1985).