I heard at the beginning of this mess that BP could have had an automatic shut off installed on this line but it was not cost effective, so therefore was not put on the line. What? I'm thinking that this multi-billion dollar clean-up effort is going to be much more than the cost of any auto-shut off valve.
Obviously as an animal lover, the thoughts and images of the animals that normally live and thrive in this region send shivers through my spine. The effect that this spill will have on the people and businesses in that area make me literally heartsick.
Okay, it also makes me mad. What the hell happened here? Why aren't they doing anything? Why did it take so damn long? Well, I thought maybe I was the only one thinking that, so I was a little surprised to read this article from the Washington Post today when I was doing research for this post. What surprised me about this article was how hard it was on the President. It was refreshing to see actual journalism and reporting of the news at hand instead of "politics as usual".
I also found a good website that looks quite informative that I will be able to keep up on without having to watch the news. But this clip is what really struck home with me:
So the question from here, is what can we do to help? Sitting at home in Bailey complaining does nothing. Any ideas? What are you all doing? Aside from avoiding BP, I am at a loss here.