Thursday, June 3, 2010
Doomsday in the Gulf
Our elected representatives have allowed this to happen by failing to protect the environment from those who seek to exploit it; and, by proxy, that includes us.
I firmly believe we must put pressure on Congress and the White House to pass measures requiring all oil drilling companies to come up with fail safe plans for potential environmental disasters. Tonight during her show, Rachel Maddow listed the five most profitable companies in the world. They are all oil companies and BP is #5. Why shouldn't we require them to spend part of the billions of dollars they make on protective measures? Why is the government allowing new drill leases to be awarded?
Drug companies have to prove the efficacy of their new products. They also have to go through rigorous testing for safety procedures. Why don't the oil companies?
These photos are flashing around the world. They are on every television station, in every newspaper and all over the Internet . From what I understand, what we'll see is merely a fraction of the damage taking place.
How we can help: http://www.tonic.com/article/how-you-can-volunteer-to-clean-up-the-gulf-coast-oil-spill/