LETTER: Leave the oil alone

If anyone knows a little of anything about science that drilling for more oil is not now the answer. The oil helps support the upper
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

If anyone knows a little of anything about science that drilling for more oil is not now the answer. The oil helps support the upper earth surfaces from sinking and collapsing. The oil also helps to keep the earth plates at a steady temperature and reduces friction, much like hydraulic fluid used to keep the machinery from overheating and destroying itself too.

The extraction of oil creates an open void in the earth. Just imagine what happens when the oil is all drained out. The empty voids surely will fill with water and others fluids or gases but it might take along time and will have a different density and properties not like oil. What happens when the earth shifts and there is nothing under the floor or shelf to support the movement and absorb the vibration. All it takes is one little weak spot to collapse a whole floor or shelf.

Where do you think earthquakes come from? Why are the waters getting warmer? Could it be the oil that was there to lubricate, control temperature and protect the friction of the earth's movement has been eliminated? Where the oil well is drilled maybe pulling oil through a vein thousands of miles away, maybe one right under us now. How many empty oil well voids are there? Let's put something environmentally safe, close to the same properties, to help stabilize the earth's crust and layers and control the temperature.

This is why I believe we should not drill for more oil. I don't want my town to collapse because of a void that man made.

Pam Riggs

Sandusky