I readily admit I am out of my league on this one, but it appears a group at UGA has published a report on . . . wait for it . . . the impact of the Deep Horizon oil spill and its impact on the metro Atlanta area, as well as the Atlantic coastline of Georgia.
From the report:
Questions have been raised by the state’s scientific community about the vulnerability of communities living downwind of the Gulf of Mexico, including the Atlanta metropolitan area.
My friend Steve over at RedState put this on my radar. He is actually an expert on this stuff, so much so that he was summoned to Congress to testify on the issue.
He says the Georgia scientists do not account for the amount of oil that was documented to have been captured so their number is higher and underestimates the evaporate rate of light crude oil. Likewise, and his biggest point, is that the Georgia guys are raising a stink about any oil particles in the water, no matter how diluted, when scientists not trying to generate funding for their programs (my words, not his) readily note around one million barrels of crude oil seep into the Gulf of Mexico naturally each year.