Rush Limbaugh: BP oil spill didn't do any environmental damage

From the June 28 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:

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RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Do you remember what I said about this? I said that there is oil seeping into the ocean from the ocean floor daily all over the planet. That the ocean has little things in it that eat the oil. That the ocean has a natural cleaning process that actually is part of the food chain, that oil is food for certain creatures that live there. And do you remember how I was pooh-poohed over that? Oh, I mean, the environmentalist wackos and the leftists came after me, “You’re not a scientist. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” But they were searching in vain for the oil. They couldn’t find it.

I have a story here from Daily Caller: “Bacteria Are Eating Most Of The 2010 BP Oil Spill.” Another example, being on the cutting edge, societal evolution. “Oil-eating microbes ate most of the oil BP spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, according to new research by scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The study discovered and sequenced the DNA of a new type of natural oil-eating bacteria.”

It’s exactly what I told you was happening: that there are microbes and creatures in there that literally eat the oil. They feed off of it. “Knowing how oil-eating bacteria behave will help prevent future oil spills from doing as much damage to the environment as the BP spill.” The BP spill didn’t do any environmental [damage] -- that’s the whole point! They couldn’t find the oil! I know what some of you are -- “What about the Exxon Valdez, Rush? What about up there in Alaska where the captain, what --” Well, that was a different body of water than the Gulf of Mexico.


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