Oil_platform.jpgSpain-hating presidential candidate John Sidney McCain III was discussing the benefits of offshore oil drilling at one of his town hall gatherings and suggested how eco-friendly platforms can be for sea life:

“And by the way, on that oil rig — and I’m sure you’ve probably heard this story — you look down, and there’s fish everywhere! There’s fish everywhere! Yeah, the fish love to be around those rigs. So not only can it be helpful for energy, it can be helpful for some pretty good meals as well.”


However, Linda Krop of the Environmental Defense Center might disagree with the rigs serving as thriving artificial habitats theory:

“That’s like taking a picture of birds on a telephone wire and saying it’s essential habitat.”

If reading McCain’s words wasn’t painful enough here’s a link to the video clip. |ThinkProgress|