What is it with politicians from Alaska? This is from Alaska Rep. Don Young:
“This is not an environmental disaster, and I will say that again and again because it is a national phenomena. Oil has seeped into this ocean for centuries, will continue to do it. During World War II there was over 10 million barrels of oil spilt from ships, and no natural catastrophe. … We will lose some birds, we will lose some fixed sealife, but overall it will recover.”
Yes, you dolt, ships do leak oil into the oceans all the time. But 10 million barrels spread across several years and several oceans is hardly comparable to a few million barrels leaking out in a very short period of time in a small space.