Vibriosis includes “Vibrio vulnificus,” the bacteria commonly dubbed “flesh-eating.” It’s rare but tends to be underreported, the CDC says on its website. The CDC data on vibriosis includes all vibrio species except cholera, so it’s unclear how much of the increase in the past five years is due to infection by the flesh-eating bacteria that can cause death. One researcher who studies Vibrio vulnificus found it highly concentrated in tar balls that appeared along the Gulf Coast after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Covadonga Arias, a professor of microbial genomics at Auburn University in Alabama, found that Vibrio vulnificus was 10 times higher in tar balls than in sand and up to 10 times higher than in seawater.Study: Tar balls found in Gulf teeming with ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria - Houston Chronicle
This has not been Mr. Gas, Mr. Oil, or Mr. Coal. Just ask the people working in those industries.Mitt Romney, tearing into President Obama on his energy policies, restraint in issuing drilling permits, and the price of gas nationally.
You can literally put facts in front of people, and they will just ignore them.Mark Lubell, the director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at the University of California-Davis • Discussing the nature of the debate over “fracking” in recent months, where both sides have been known to use questionable facts to support their arguments for or against the practice. Example: Protesters claim that the air pollution threats caused by fracking are significant, despite the evidence that the popularity of the practice cuts back on the production of far-more-damaging-to-the-atmosphere coal energy. On top of this, EPA regulations have helped to limit air pollution from fracking. Honestly, environmental issues are emotional. But let’s be honest when bringing up said emotional issues.