The People vs. BP

The oil spill that occured on April 20 paralyzed, if not destroyed, marinelife in the Gulf of Mexico, putting a huge dent on the seafood industry. And that includes shrimp. To this day, no one took responsibility for the mess. I, for one, am pissed off.

Many attempts to cut off the flow of oil into the Gulf have failed. Worse, the full containment of this oil gush won’t take full effect until August.  The Los Angeles Times reported the discontinuation of the top-kill attempt. Call it what you will, but according to White House energy adviser Carol Browner, it is now “probably the biggest environmental disaster we have ever faced in this country.” Now that “top kill” had failed, what’s next?

President Obama needs to step in and do a better job than BP. The rate we’re destroying our precious wetlands, creatures that we take for granted are being killed due to our stupid mistakes. Remember the Boy Scouts oath of leaving the land better than you’ve found it? Well, the Gulf of Mexico is now a shithole, and we’ve only got ourselves to blame… and probably BP, of course.

The time has come to find a whole new energy source. We’ve got to stop relying on oil every time. We are fighting an unneeded war only to frickin’ lose in the long run. Forget about Iran, Iraq, Pakistan. There are tons of other sources of energy in our own country.  Take the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, or CRRA , for example. They’re taking trash and turning it into electricity. I’m gonna repeat that. They’re taking trash… and turning the stuff… that we often throw away… into a form of energy. It’s quite obvious. Let’s stop just talking about capping the BP oil spill and start doing it.


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