Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

I hadn't planned to post today but when I saw this tweet from Rachel Maddow (no, not to me personally, I WISH) I had to re-post it and follow up with the latest from New York Times.

Oil Rig Sinks in the Gulf of Mexico

NEW ORLEANS — The oil rig 50 miles off the southeast coast of Louisiana where an explosion occurred Tuesday night has collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, a Coast Guard official said.

“We have multiple vessels on scene — all response vessels — and they are on scene there to help to mitigate the effects of the pollution,” Petty Officer Atkeson said in a telephone interview. He added that it was not clear how much oil had spilled into the ocean.
Nor was it immediately clear what, if any, environmental implications the rig’s collapse would have.

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Susan said...

We should all probably invest in Proctor&Gamble. For sure they will be using a lot of Dawn to try and save all those poor unfortunate birds and other creatures that will be covered in the horrible crude oil.

DJan said...

Oh. Lord. Both of these are terrifying, and I'm glad you posted it, because otherwise I wouldn't have seen it. Although there is nothing I can do except weep.

Jingle said...

Happy Earth Day!

Cool photo!

injaynesworld said...

I read about this. Our poor planet. No wonder we're getting all these earthquakes. It's a pissed off Mother Earth blowing her top!

Ima Wizer said...

Gawd, it's so awful......but wait, Palin wants more drilling!

Marguerite said...

Such a tragedy, that no doubt could have been avoided. But, accidents do happen, and my heart goes out to the eleven crew member's families who are presumed to have died on the rig floor, during the explosion. So horrible, not to mention the environmental fall out!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Thanks for posting this. I haven't been using my Twitter account, but it might be worth following Rachel Maddow.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

"Nor was it immediately clear what, if any, environmental implications the rig’s collapse would have."

IF ANY?????????
Tragic for the workers and the plant, which means all of us.

jeannette said...

Hubby followed this news -baaad implications!


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