Another Fossil-Fuel Tragedy, 11 missing
11 workers are still missing and presumed dead after an explosion and fire on an oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Once again, we see that fossil fuels kill. Regularly. So far in this still-new year we’ve had an explosion on February 7 at a natural gas plant killing six, a refinery explosion on April 2 killing five workers, a terrible coal mine explosion on April 5 killing 29 miners, and now an oil rig explosion on April 20 likely killing 11.
So coal, oil, and gas have killed 51 people, or nearly a person every other day. Is this acceptable in our modern energy-starved society?
There is a better way: