Monday, May 3, 2010

The Oil Spill

The oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico isn't only an environmental disaster, but a human one. Workers who were on the platform have died, countless animals and sea creatures have also perished or will perish.

The livelihoods of so many folks who work in the area and in the Gulf is threatened.

The question: With all the technology we have available, could we not have prevented this? If the answer is no, we need to stop offshore drilling until we can answer "yes".

I believe we do have the technology, and the costs to protect people and the environment will still allow oil companies to make a profit.

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