Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 46

If you are a United States Resident, than you should already be aware of the devastating oil leak which is happening in the gulf of Mexico as we speak. One of the largest energy companies in the world, BP, suffered a catastrophic explosion on offshore drilling rig in the Gulf. It has reached the shoreline & is destroying our environment. Not only have thousands of people been affected because the fishing industry has been limited, but the wildlife are depleting at a rapid rate. Millions & millions of gallons of crude has been dispersed into the tropical water. I really don't understand how after a whole month this shit is still leaking!!! This oil spill has offically become the worst oil spill in history, surpassing the damage done by the Exxon Valdez tanker that spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the ecologically sensitive Prince William Sound in 1989. Unlike the Exxon Valdez tragedy, in which a tanker held a finite capacity of oil, BP's rig is tapped into an underwater oil well and could pump more oil into the ocean indefinitely until the leak is plugged. The saddening part about this situation is that hurricane season has just began in Florida. Meaning that its going to be storming oily water. Below is a clip I found on CNN showing that people are even still swimming in the water!!

Our amazing President Obama used this oil spill crisis to advance his alternative energy agenda on Wednesday, calling it a warning that America needs to transition away from dependence on fossil fuels. If this isn't a sign that we need to go 100% GREEN, then I don't know what is.

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