The Iranian oil tanker, Sanchi, sank on January 14th, after colliding with a Chinese cargo ship in the East China Sea. Over 135,000 tons of condensate, a ultralight crude oil, has been pouring out and burning for over a week. This may be the worst oil spill in 35 years, and it comes at a time when the Trump Administration is trying to open up drilling for oil on the east and west coasts of the United States.
IS ANYONE LISTENING?
Why are we drilling for oil when there is a finite amount of crude oil left in the world and it wreaks havoc with air quality, pollution, and climate change?
Better question: Why did Trump slap a 30% tariff on solar panels produced outside the US?
Answer: Trump is supporting the oligarchy by protecting the oil and coal industries’ bottom line -- PROFIT.