For some, the idea of off-shore oil rigs and environmental protection seem to go together, literally, like oil and water.  But if recent findings from Louisiana are any indication, such anti-oil sentiments aren’t factually very slick.  This, according to the publication Eco-Logic, which notes that a recent study from LSU found there is an astounding 50 percent more marine life around oil platforms than around surrounding mud bottoms.  Indeed, the same study showed that 85 percent of Louisiana’s fishing trips involve fishing around these very waters, and most of the nation’s spearfishing records were also garnered near oil platforms. A tanker-load of good news, indeed!

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