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January 28, 2009



I haven't looked at the plans, I'll grant you, but while it doesn't seem like there's a huge environmental impact here, I can't help but think that the barge would've been less so. It also would've been cheaper.

Compare an anchored boat that sits on the surface, versus dirt packed into sixty acres times the depth of the ocean at that point. Which bothers more fish and diverts more currents? Also, since it's further from land, guess which one requires that the tankers burn more fuel to get there and back.

Don't get me wrong. It's a neat idea. But I don't think energy prices will exactly plummet, since you have to pay off the cost of making your own (insert expletive here, if that's your thing) island.

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