Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tragedy in the Gulf

Written 9 June, 2010

Tragedy in the Gulf

I've had fun doing this blog over the past few days, but now I want to be serious.

Whimsy was never in real danger from contamination from oil, but the Gulf States are in dire peril. Due to a combination of incompetence, greed, dishonesty, and laziness on the parts of both British Petroleum and the government agency that was supposed to be monitoring offshore drilling, eleven people are dead, and millions of non-human creatures. The livelihoods of fishermen have been destroyed, and the tourist industries of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are endangered. The oil continues to spill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely correct, Cheyenne, it is a tragedy what is happening right now in the Gulf. The loss of life and the untold damage to the ecosystem of the area is beyond belief and the ramifications of this will be felt for years to come.
What I find truely shameful though, being British, is the sluggish reaction of a British company to this disaster. I just cannot understand why BP hasn't swallowed it's pride and simply bought in everyone and anyone with the skills and expertise or scientific knowledge to stop the oil rather than some of the half baked schemes that have taken place so far. For god's sake I've seen a couple of presentations on CNN's I-Report by CHILDREN on ideas to stop the leak that make more sense than what is actually happening! To suggest that it can be stopped by August at the latest just isn't good enough.
I really hope your President follows through on his words and makes those responsible pay dearly.