Saturday, July 3, 2010

BP Broke The Gulf

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few months (and that rock would have to be outside the Gulf of Mexico), you're aware of the oil spill BP has foisted on us. But unless you're really following events, you're probably not aware that the well is compromised "down hole", and that short of getting the relief well drilled before the entire Gulf floor collapses there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

And you're probably unfamiliar with the Kremlin report that the sea floor is fractured, and that unless we nuke the damned thing post haste we're looking at an unstoppable ecological catastrophe.

Why isn't the media reporting about this? I don't see anything about it in the Washington Post, or the New York Times, or on CNN or Fox News or MSNBC. Hell, there's barely any reporting on the subject in the first place. The Kremlin article, and others, suggest that BP and the United States government are working together to cover up just how bad the spill is. In fact it's pretty hard to deny that we're being told some kind of lies by people who should damn well know better.

I am not, in general, a passionate environmentalist. Mostly, I only get concerned about pollution that might keep me from eating more Maryland blue crabs.

I am delicious.

This is one of those things.

If you're at all worried about the prospect of a shattered Gulf, if you even think there's a possibility that this stuff might be true... Please, write your Congressman, repeatedly. Print the articles out ten times each and send them in. Make sure the people who can, conceivably, do something about this mess are paying attention.

And if that doesn't work... well, there is an election coming up soon, and I know of at least one candidate who doesn't appreciate people messing with the sea floor.

Still a better choice than Palin.


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