Sunday, May 2, 2010
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.