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Each Year, 75,000 Homes Waste as Much Energy as Contained in Entire BP Gulf Spill | Treehugger
Case in point: this graphic, which points out that the energy wasted by 75,000 homes a year equals the energy contained in the biggest oil spill in US history.
The point seems to be that this spill, which occurred because our demand for energy has grown so high that we’ve resorted to risky procedures to meet it, is but a drop in the bucket amongst all the energy we waste on a routine basis.

The BP Deepwater Horizon spill has leaked about 4 million barrels of oil so far. In comparison, the US consumes 19.5 million barrels of oil daily.
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Each Year, 75,000 Homes Waste as Much Energy as Contained in Entire BP Gulf Spill | Treehugger

Case in point: this graphic, which points out that the energy wasted by 75,000 homes a year equals the energy contained in the biggest oil spill in US history.

The point seems to be that this spill, which occurred because our demand for energy has grown so high that we’ve resorted to risky procedures to meet it, is but a drop in the bucket amongst all the energy we waste on a routine basis.

The BP Deepwater Horizon spill has leaked about 4 million barrels of oil so far. In comparison, the US consumes 19.5 million barrels of oil daily.

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New Pictures: Gulf Oil Rig Burning, Sinking
"The BP-leased offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon begins sinking on April 22 in a rare picture of the aftermath of the April 20 explosion that spawned the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.”

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New Pictures: Gulf Oil Rig Burning, Sinking

"The BP-leased offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon begins sinking on April 22 in a rare picture of the aftermath of the April 20 explosion that spawned the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.”

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Gulf oil spill totally looks like strips of bacon
The gulf oil spill looks like Bacon. Now we’re not sure how to feel about it…

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Gulf oil spill totally looks like strips of bacon

The gulf oil spill looks like Bacon. Now we’re not sure how to feel about it…

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Super Mario Killed by BP! | Walyou
Spot on

"Go ahead, boycott BP… Drive right on by the BP station and pull up to the pumps from Exxon, the company responsible for the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 and, more recently, one of the biggest corporate funders of the movement to tar the science of climate change. Exxon also managed to reduce the $5 billion in punitive damages awarded by an Anchorage jury for the Valdez disaster to $507.5 million; the Valdezfishermen and other victims have still not been made whole.

"Or roll into the Texaco or Chevron station (Chevron bought Texaco in 2001). Texaco is being sued by people in Ecuador for contaminating their groundwater, causing hundreds of residents to develop fatal cancers and causing other environmental damage near the Lago Agrio oilfield, where Texaco dumped oil-production waste (18.5 billion gallons into open, unlined pits) for almost 20 years.
"In other words, pick which malefactor or criminal—environmental or human—you’d like to support when you gas up… So unless your boycott of BP extends to all oil companies, you get points for symbolism and self-righteousness but not much else.
"A boycott must also give consumers alternatives; you can eat strawberries instead of grapes, but trading in your gasoline-powered car for a Tesla or Volt or other electric isn’t nearly so simple…
"They’re drilling because of America’s—and the world’s—insatiable lust for oil. The U.S. consumes 800 million gallons of petroleum per week, according to the Energy Information Agency. The only way to make this the last oil spill in the gulf is to make oil obsolete. Shall we all hop on our bicycles, charge our plug-in hybrids with wind-generated electricity, swap out the heating oil or natural gas warming our homes for geothermal wells and passive solar?”

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The Worst Oil Spills in History
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IfItWasMyHome.com - Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster