FishGrease, the world's foremost pseudonym in oil booming, posts another Daily Kos primer on how to protect the Gulf of Mexico shoreline from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Fishgrease wrote this one specifically for Rachel Maddow, who has been banging away on how lousy BP's booming has been. And yes, Fishgrease knows the picture up there is complicated, writing:
No, we can't boom the entire Northern Gulf of Mexico. We don't need to. We don't need to boom 1/30th of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. But there are places we need to boom and boom right. We don't boom beach. We don't boom mud bank. There's lots and lots of places we don't boom. We take all the boom and rope and anchorage from all that PR boom and we use it where we really need it. And we use it properly, so it will work. We boom where birds commonly nest. We boom inlets to inland marshes. The example above is a no-brainer. Most decisions will not be nearly that obvious. But we make those decisions. We don't not make those decisions. We make those decisions years before we need to and we maintain a command structure and we train community teams and we do yearly drills and and we obtain and maintain the materials we need and if the Oil Industry wants to drill or produce offshore, then they pay for it all. Now. Before they do anything else, and as part of their permitting, they get this done.