Letter to the editor:

Oil spill is a numbers game

Tue, May 1, 2012 (2:01 a.m.)

Environmentalists, supported by the mainstream media, prefer to express the BP Gulf oil spill in gallons — namely, as a 200-million-gallon spill.

Petroleum traffic is normally expressed in barrels. But 200 million gallons sounds much more dangerous than the 5 million barrels that were spilled — which, by the way, is about the daily quantity of our petroleum imports.

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