I don’t separate my trash and put cans out on Tuesday, bottles on Wednesday and garbage on Thursday.
I don’t drive a Prius.
But I am pissed off at how the government and BP have been handling the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Since the government “requested” that BP make available live streaming video of the oil spewing into the ocean 5,000 feet below, I’ve been glued to it all day long. I watch the pipe sticking out of the ground and the billowing crude pouring out. Occasionally the camera will move to another location where you’ll see a robotic arm holding a tool but doing nothing with it. Or a view of a towering structure on the bottom of the sea floor that doesn’t look damaged. One thing you don’t see when watching this feed all day is progress.
Tomorrow, Friday May 28th, will be the 37th day since the explosion that killed 11 and started the chain reaction that is quickly leading up to one of our nation’s biggest natural disasters. It also is the day President Obama will visit New Orleans to see what’s going on.
One has to sit back and wonder, “what IS going on?” Why is it taking so long for a fix to be made?
As a bystander, it’s easy to ask those questions, but it’s also hard to accept the answers as millions of gallons of oil is washing up on our shores and thousands of birds and other animals are having the life choked out of them. It’s time that we tell BP enough is enough. You tried, you failed. It’s time that the United States military comes in, picks up where BP left off and begins working to fix the problem without regard to other “interests” that BP may be trying to protect 5,000 feet below.