The inconvenient truth is that 11 men are presumably dead, 3 seriously injured, tons of oil is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico right off of the Louisiana coast and it took the media 9 days to actually cover this disaster? As soon as this deep water well sunk to the bottom of the ocean, my first comment was...what are they doing to contain the spill.....anyone.....anyone.....seriously.....anyone. Now days later....oh gosh the oil is creeping all over the coastline, really what did they think would happen? I am so disgusted I could spit. Don't get me wrong, I am not an environmental activist by any means, just a hippie at heart, and maybe I watched Avatar one to many times lately, but what is it going to take to get America to WAKE UP. Exxon Valdez happened 21 YEARS AGO and our oil cleaning up and containment methods don't seem to have improved, pathetic...do you hear me PATHETIC! It also doesn't help that this is pretty much in my backyard, scary that our local news stations are regularly broadcasting phone numbers to report oil covered animals, contaminated water supplies, and unsafe air conditions, lovely, just lovely. I don't have the answers, I'm sorry, but I know that something needs to change. Everyone wants to talk about their lovely carbon footprints...well this footprint is kicking our ass. Let us all say a prayer that they have this cleaned up before hurricane season, or the gulf states can expect a fine coating of oil that will reach much further than just the coastline. A prayer goes out to those families grieving over the loss of their loved ones, and a prayer goes out to all of the families who will be losing their livelihoods. This should be a cry to make some real change America!
The picture above is what I mentally see when I think about the Exxon Valdez, I was nine years old when that disaster happened and it sickens me that my son will grow up with a similar image in his brain, a.k.a. the photo below.
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