Sunday, June 20, 2010

Oil Fields in Los Angeles-Crafty Disguises

Interesting. I heard there were some illnesses with students at Beverly Hills High School that may have had something to do with the oil.  More to the point is the Los Angeles' population's complete ignorance on the subject.  But hey, if something goes wrong, you at least don't have to launch a space shuttle mission to go and fix it.  I mean really.  The bottom of the seas is mostly still off limits for us.  We have no business mucking around down there if we can't handle it when things go wrong.  Hey, if Angelenos don't know there is an oil derrick, how are the Alaskan caribou going to find out.
Hat Tip Gretawire.


They Say/We Say said...

I'm beginning to take seriously the theory-abiotic oil. That being the possible case with the Horizon Rig's blowout. There was such a pocket of gas, that no amount of engineering could have foreseen the brainpower needed that would have been ready to accept such force displayed.
Only trial and error, when pioneering into the unknown.
And, what if Washington, D.C. had called off the exploration of the westward push, cause the Indian uprising, and Death Valley-man against the elements, were too much for the average wagon masters' experience?

Trestin Meacham said...

Great find!
I had no idea that such oil wells existed.

WoFat said...

I remember seeing oil well in the L.A. area, more than 40 years ago.

Debbie said...

That's very interesting.

I heard on Fox last week that one community in California, can't remember where, plans on doing more on land drilling in their community. Not sure if it is exactly like this drilling or not.

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Teresa said...

Great Find!
I never knew that there was oil underneath of Los Angeles. We should be drilling in Alaska and on other lands across the U.S.

LL said...

If the US stops domestic oil exploration , it will have the net effect on increasing our dependence on foreign oil.

There is oil in the US. There is oil in Alaska. The only thing that stands between the nation and the oil is the government.

Z said...

There are structures like that all over LA and I've never given one a second thought! I've seen the Beverly Hills High School one, that's for sure..WHO KNEW?
Now, if we could only help our economy with the proceeds!? you know they saw that, in Alaska, the caribou flocked to the drilling areas because it was WARM? Some threat to their extinction, huh?