“Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.” ~ Dave Foreman

Oily Wave Makes Its Way to Shore, by Joe Raedle/Getty
Day 74 of the Oil Spill in the Gulf

The following is taken directly from the National Resources Defense Council’s website: NRDC: Disaster in the Gulf

The explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon, an offshore oil rig, threatens a complex marine ecosystem as well as local livelihoods.

The Deepwater Horizon blowout could turn out to be one of the worst environmental disasters in American history. NRDC is on the ground in Louisiana, assisting in the efforts to protect one of the most ecologically complex regions of the country, its people and economy from the devastating consequences of offshore drilling. Comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation will help move America into a new era of clean, sustainable, renewable power and make disastrous oil spills a relic of the past.