Prospero424: Having been SCUBA diving off of gulf rigs many times, I can imagine the loss of habitat. Those things were always teeming. It's a shame.That being said, I don't really think it's a good idea long-term to have to just leave every single (permanent) rig ever built standing in place until they collapse into the ocean through decay.Seems like there's some middle ground here to be had...
Jument: Why are they blowing them up?One reason (total guess) might be that they are a navigational hazard, which seems like it could be a serious problem. Still, explosives seems like a bad idea. You'd think that when they are erected they would be built so that they could be removed relatively easily. Of course, the oil must flow and damn the consequences.
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