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.
2 thoughts on ““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”
The enormity of this environmental disaster will be felt for many years.So many lives are touched by this shocking event and the natural beauty of the coastline will take years to regenerate.Let’s hope that those responsible will be held accountable and measures put in place to ensure events like this do not happen again.
It’s really quite a sickening site–the images that are coming out of the Gulf. What is also sickening is that the right-wing Republicans are actually apologizing to BP. For what? Letting our coastline get in the way of their oil?