Tourism big in other states opposing coastal drilling

(Reuters) – The Trump administration’s decision last week to exempt Florida from its national offshore drilling plan was based in part on the state’s argument that a spill would cripple its crucial tourism industry.

” . . .   tourism makes up about 11 percent of the economy of neighboring Georgia, 10 percent of the economies of South Carolina and Maine and nearly 7 percent of the economy of New Jersey. “

South Carolina’s Republican governor, Henry McMaster, has said he is seeking an exemption from the drilling plan, while Georgia’s Republican governor, Nathan Deal, said he was concerned about drilling in coastal Georgia. . . .” (more)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-offshore-drilling-tourism/not-just-florida-tourism-big-in-other-states-opposing-coastal-drilling-idUSKBN1F51ES

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Huge amounts of magma churning 124 miles below New England

Sputnik – ‘Something is Rising Up’: Massive Blob of Magma Growing Under New England

In what sounds like the setup to a shlocky B-movie, a blob of molten rock has been discovered welling up underneath Vermont, growing ever larger in the subterranean catacombs beneath New England.

The anomaly was discovered by Earthscope, a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to monitor the geology of North America to better understand the processes behind earthquakes and volcanoes.

Geologists and seismologists were baffled when Earthscope told them that huge amounts of magma were churning 124 miles beneath the surface of New England. While such phenomena are common enough along tectonic plates, Lovecraft Country isn’t exactly known for its volcanoes. . . . (more)

https://sputniknews.com/environment/201712191060118680-new-england-lava-blob-forming

This isn’t directly related to our sinkhole topic but it touches on things we have discussed often in comments over the years. FC

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Wants to Dump Safety Regs

U.S. regulator proposes scaling back offshore drilling safety rules: WSJ

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), which regulates offshore oil and gas drilling, proposes relaxing requirements to stream real-time data on oil production operators to facilities onshore, where they are available for review by regulators, the Journal reported.

The BSEE has also proposed cutting a provision requiring that third-party inspectors of critical equipment – such as the blowout preventer that failed in the Deepwater Horizon case – be certified by the BSEE….

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-regulation-bsee/u-s-regulator-proposes-scaling-back-offshore-drilling-safety-rules-wsj-idUSKBN1EJ0VE

A Note to All Preppers from FC

The Bugle hasn’t has news or updates due to our getting caught in a giant hurricane and having computer trashed and having regional internet service utility trashed too.

FC is OK but The Bugle will not have regular posts for some more months as the internet goes in and out. That said, we just would like all of our prepper friends to know these watch words from sad experience.

WATER

WATER

WATER

WATER

WATER

Again – water goes away a lot faster than food. For 1 person in a house 6 cases is just not enough. 4 cases makes a nice table and you can put a table cloth over it. A storm or hurricane wrecking water tanks, infrastructure causes such a long water outage you will need every drop. And forget that out-of-date stamp. You will be fine drinking 2 year old bottled water. Boiling water uses lots of cooking gas so all is best if you have the bottled water on hand in advance of any bad event or weather.

The utility shut water down way earlier than the hurricane hit so my plan to fill lots of stored bottles went awry. They have to not let all the water go low to hold the sides of the water tanks up against storm force.

So go buy some water this week. Make tables out of it.

Texas – Chemical Plant Timebomb

We have a lot of recent headlines and news about damaged chemical plants. plant explosions and fume plume releases on this post.

Now, it looks like the system just got a lot more serious –

Arkema –
Stricken Texas Chemical Plant Erupts in Flames Again

Arkema Texas Plant Explodes, “Black Smoke Fills The Air”

Dana Durnford has been reporting on the news censorship on his YouTube channel.

We will add new items here in comments.

Nuke plant watching in Texas is here.

 

Louisiana – Watch Out for Hurricane Harvey

HERE IT COMES!

“A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* East of High Island Texas to Grand Isle Louisiana”

“A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,
during the next 12 hours in the indicated locations. For a
depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons
located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other
instructions from local officials.” . . .

“HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

RAINFALL: Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall
accumulations of 3 to 6 inches from southwestern Louisiana and the
adjacent border of eastern Texas northeastward into western Kentucky
through Friday with isolated amounts up to 10 inches. While the
threat of heavy rains has ended in the Houston/Galveston area,
catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue in and
around Houston eastward into southwest Louisiana for the rest of the
week. The expected heavy rains spreading northeastward from
Louisiana into western Kentucky may also lead to flash flooding and
increased river and small stream flooding. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVELIN THE AFFECTED AREA IF YOU ARE IN A SAFE PLACE. DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED ROADWAYS.

Please see warnings and products issued by your
local National Weather Service office for additional information on
this life-threatening situation.”

WAFB.COM has current information for the Baton Rouge area plus radar etc.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH for:

Amite, MS
Ascension, LA
Assumption, LA
East Baton Rouge, LA
East Feliciana, LA
Iberville, LA
Lawrence, MS
Livingston, LA
Northern Tangipahoa, LA
Pike, MS
Pointe Coupee, LA
St. Helena, LA
St. John The Baptist, LA
Upper Lafourche, LA
Upper St. Martin, LA
West Baton Rouge, LA
West Feliciana, LA
Wilkinson, MS

New Orleans/Baton Rouge Outlook – NWS

TORNADO, SURGE, WIND ETC. WARNINGS IN EFFECT WAFB

WAFB  Twitter feed – for mobile phones

Gulf satellite view

WAFB – Western Louisiana in crosshairs as Harvey moves back to land < has VIDEO

River stages – ALL     Mississippi at Donaldsonville

Checking Pollution Sites Near Buffalo Bayou (Houston) – About to Flood <UPDATED with NEWS

As Hurricane Harvey causes reservoirs near Houston to over-fill we took a look at the area for toxic sites using ClimateViewer.org‘s map.

KHOU news was talking about dam releases causing flooding along Buffalo Bayou.

Climate Viewer doesn’t show refineries, gas pipelines or chemical plants but even without those there seems to be lots of fracking and coal ash ponds nearby.

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Buffalo Bayou LIVE DATA on water level

Addicks Reservoir MAP | Texas Rivers MAP

Google Map of Houston

OIL & GAS THREAT MAP

OIL RIGS IN THE GULF

News added on in comments . . .

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