The Curmudgeon on Two Drops in the Ocean

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DROP # 1. The first drop in the ocean was an underwater oil leak, in the Frade Field near a well being drilled by Chevron about 100 miles offshore. The leak set off a feeding frenzy among federal and state authorities, self-proclaimed experts and of course journalists, who spilled vast amounts of ink on the subject.

First out of the box was the head of the environmental section of the federal police . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.