The orange tube in the background is an oil boom. Many oil booms placed to protect the environment end up polluting the environment. Greedy contractors save money by doing nothing instead of going downstream to retrieve booms that have washed away from their construction sites.
It amazes me how much petroleum is transported day after day and how few spills these oil and gas production facilities have. They rarely get credit for all the methods they have in place to ensure safety.
Yet, when an oil company has one accident as in the case of BP, the oil companies are given a bad rap, attacked by the media, and ravaged by the lawyers and legislators. Can you say, "Deep Pockets?"
Thank the media, lawyers, and legislators for your high gas prices.