Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger: Another lesson from Gulf of Mexico oil gusher blowout

An open letter from geologist Chris Landau: Dear Arnold Schwarzenegger, We do not want a BP-type Gulf of Mexico oil gusher blowout here. Complete the job. Stop oil pumping from offshore Santa Barbara Los Angeles drill rigs. Why take the risk? Shut the offshore oil wells down off the Santa Barbara Coast. Let’s not have […]

A geologist’s opinion: Probable cause, and current concerns of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

Geologist Chris Landau wrote this opinion piece. “Probable Cause and Scenario that led to the oil disaster in The Gulf of Mexico, when Offshore Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig, owned by Trans Ocean Ltd., and contracted to BP, explodes burns and sinks. Do not let this happen in Santa Barbara. One oil disaster there is big enough. Stop the drilling for oil into the 3000 mile Santa Barbara Fault Zone.”

Is oil drilling slated for area near Easter Earthquake in California?

KW:  In my research about what was happening with the 4/4/2010 earthquake, I found a 4/2/2010 article discussing why possible oil drilling near the Santa Barbara fault line could exacerbate earthquakes in that area. The author is Chris Landau. Landau just sent me over detailed comments on the sometimes connection between drilling, mining and earthquakes: […]