An offshore oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel says the blast was reported by a commercial helicopter company about 9:30 a.m. CDT Thursday. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats are en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the central Louisiana coast.
When President Obama attempted to impose a moratorium on deep water drilling, the industry responded that that was crazy… that they’d been drilling safely for decades, and that there was no reason to halt production due to one freak accident. Well, how about two freak accidents?