BP Oil Disaster

4 Jun

I was sad when those men blew up on the oil rig but the disaster keeps getting worse. I cried last night watching the birds covered in oil barely alive and trying to open their eyes just barely able to move in all the goopy oil. Now it is reached Pensacola Beach. I am so sad for the gulf, tourist, fishermen and everyone that has been impacted by this spill. I am not sure they can ever get this all cleaned up. I just pray they can stop the continued leaks before it reaches the Atlantic.

I heard on the news last night that BP supplies gas to most gas stations which are not labeled as such so think about that when considering a boycott. Also they were saying that boycotting BP gas does not impact BP but the store owner and hundreds of more people could be out of business or work by engaging in such a boycott because these stores are independently owned and operated. BP has nothing to do with them except supply gas. I am not sure what the answer is to impact those who have harmed our beaches, people, and environment but think before you just go out and stop by BP.

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One Response to “BP Oil Disaster”

  1. The Destructionist June 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    As the oil spill in the Gulf grows larger and more deadly, decimating all that it touches, BP continues to turn down assistance from Americans who just want to help clean up the mess. (…I hear they even turned down Director James Cameron and actor Kevin Costner…)

    First let’s get one thing perfectly straight: If you want to go and help clean up the oil spill, don’t let some corporate Big-Whigs “handle” you into believing that you’d be more of a liability, than an asset. I applaud you for recognizing that we all depend on our oceans for our very survival. It is this water that sustains every living thing on our planet, and it is also this water that we must protect in order to save ourselves from extinction.

    BP has downplayed the problem in the Gulf from the beginning as a means of corporate damage control. I don’t think they’ve yet recognized the severity of the problem. As I’ve written in past blog posts; the pipe needs to be capped and the relief well needs to be drilled. It’s not an exact science by any means, and if BP doesn’t get it right the first time, they’ll have to do it over, and over, and over again, until they do. How many months (or years) will that take? How much damage will have been done to our environment by then? We’ve already seen what 51 days of oil can do to the Gulf of Mexico… What would happen if the oil was left, unabated, for several months, or years? It’s a frightening example of corporate greed gone awry and it’s criminal, pure and simple.

    Corporations should never be allowed the opportunity to risk the lives of everyone on the planet just to make a profit for a few shareholders. (What good is money, after all, if you don’t have air to breathe, water to drink, or food to eat without fear of contamination?)

    BREAKING NEWS: I’ve just heard that those enormous plumes floating just under the surface of the water have been certified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) as crude oil.

    (Are we just casual witnesses to our own demise? I wonder…)

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