Sunday, May 2, 2010

Inconceivable


As I write this, the beaches 60 miles to the south are still clean, and the marine life and birds are still doing as well as they can in an already heavily altered environment. But the Deepwater Horizon disaster is about to change it all for decades to come. A generation of youngsters will grow up never knowing the Gulf Coast I knew. How, with all our amazing technology, can we allow such a thing to happen? It's so senseless. Eleven lives lost, an ecology and economy wrecked, all for that nasty black stuff we should have weaned ourselves from years ago.

1 comment:

Mark Bailey said...

A follow-up: On the September 2, 2008 edition of his then-Headline News show, Glenn Beck said, "It appears to me that the oil companies are doing a better job protecting the ocean and the fishes and the Gulf of Mexico than the local, state, and federal government are having at protecting people in our cities." The transcript is at http://edition.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0809/02/gb.01.html