In my last post, I rhetorically asked the question, "'cause a sooty fire drifting toward shore has got to be better than oil drifting toward shore... right?" I can see all sorts of potential nastiness arising from this decision, but apparently the answer is "Yes, it is actually a better option than trying to simply contain and clean up the spill."
Like I said, lots of interesting news today. Not necessarily happy news, but interesting news.