Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BP Oil Spill Redux

Dead Sea Creatures on Gulf Beach -- BP Victims Four Years Later

Four years ago now--hard to believe--that BP's underwater broken oil well gushed almost 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. And the so-called "cleanup" spread 2 million gallons of toxic chemical oil dispersant into the water also. This article has the sordid details. The oil spill residue--and it's out there in millions of gallons on the sea floor--is still killing plant life, fish, birds, dolphins, turtles, and sickening crab, shrimp, and humans. It has permanently and seriously hurt the seafood industry in the Gulf states. It has brought some species to the brink of extinction. People in the affected area--Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida--are showing all manner of health problems connected with the oil and the supposedly harmless dispersant. The long and the short of it is this is a disaster that will be afflicting the environment and economy in the Gulf region for countless years to come.

But are you ready for the real bottom line?
Despite all of this ongoing evidence of BP's deleterious impact on the Gulf of Mexico region, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has decided to allow the oil giant back into Gulf waters to search for more oil leases.
What the hell is wrong with us?
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