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2021-01-27 9:39:21 PM  
Well, once they're shut down anyway.
 
2021-01-27 10:17:22 PM  
What if they make your house vibrate?
 
2021-01-27 11:27:18 PM  
Because they've convinced us that, MAYBE, spilling oil everywhere is bad?
 
2021-01-27 11:29:34 PM  

vudukungfu: What if they make your house vibrate?


Then, you're a liar and a heretic! The local constabulary will be after you with all of their equipment that was bought with oil money.

/ we've had 7 or 8 small quakes in the last 30 days
 
2021-01-28 12:05:15 AM  
They turn into what amounts to an artificial reef, don't they? In the same way that sunken ships can get colonized.
 
2021-01-28 2:08:54 AM  
Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.
 
2021-01-28 2:42:02 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.


In principle i agree, but i doubt there are many artificial reefs the height of the empire state building.

The amount of resources that have gone into constructing them is huge and we shouldn't turn up our noses at their carcasses doing some good.
 
2021-01-28 2:42:59 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.


The alternative to using an oil rig as an artificial reef is not a better reef, it is additional trash and the absence of a reef.
 
2021-01-28 2:59:15 AM  

OptimisticCynicism: common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.

In principle i agree, but i doubt there are many artificial reefs the height of the empire state building.

The amount of resources that have gone into constructing them is huge and we shouldn't turn up our noses at their carcasses doing some good.


Monkeyfark Ridiculous: common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.

The alternative to using an oil rig as an artificial reef is not a better reef, it is additional trash and the absence of a reef.


Agree completely that leaving the structure intact after decommissioning is the best course of action, just saying that the same structure minus the oil recovery part would be a greater net environmental positive.
 
2021-01-28 3:32:16 AM  

hubiestubert: They turn into what amounts to an artificial reef, don't they? In the same way that sunken ships can get colonized.


Make it a tourist diving spot. Boat takes tourists out to decommissioned rig, they put on all the diving gear and swim around for a while looking at the fish. When they're done, they go topside, have a nice dinner and take a boat back.
 
2021-01-28 3:44:38 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: OptimisticCynicism: common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.

In principle i agree, but i doubt there are many artificial reefs the height of the empire state building.

The amount of resources that have gone into constructing them is huge and we shouldn't turn up our noses at their carcasses doing some good.

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.

The alternative to using an oil rig as an artificial reef is not a better reef, it is additional trash and the absence of a reef.

Agree completely that leaving the structure intact after decommissioning is the best course of action, just saying that the same structure minus the oil recovery part would be a greater net environmental positive.


Well yeah, but good luck convincing someone to build such a structure without massive economic incentive.
 
2021-01-28 4:25:24 AM  
A giant fresh turd is an ecologically thoughtful centerpiece for your next dinner party.
 
2021-01-28 5:15:08 AM  

OptimisticCynicism: common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.

In principle i agree, but i doubt there are many artificial reefs the height of the empire state building.

The amount of resources that have gone into constructing them is huge and we shouldn't turn up our noses at their carcasses doing some good.


Username checks out.
 
2021-01-28 8:48:28 AM  

vudukungfu: What if they make your house vibrate?


It would explain why my wife is always in such a good mood recently.
 
2021-01-28 9:11:01 AM  

Cafe Threads: OptimisticCynicism: common sense is an oxymoron: Artificial reefs that weren't oil rigs to begin with are even better.

In principle i agree, but i doubt there are many artificial reefs the height of the empire state building.

The amount of resources that have gone into constructing them is huge and we shouldn't turn up our noses at their carcasses doing some good.

Username checks out.


One of these days i should catalogue the instances I've gotten this reply. The rate varies over time, but the volume itself is notable.
 
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