But it clearly won't work.
Yet there are no environment impacts with testing this theory, it was thought to work until the 1980's, so why has it not been practically disproven.
Even from the point of view it clearly will have a visual effect on a quite lake. Why are we not trying to see what is actually happening. What are the magnitudes here.
Suppression of breakers in stormy seas by an oil film
 Crazy Lake Experiment