GMA takes viewers below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

Good Morning America featured a video this week of what is happening beneath the water’s surface in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rightfully, it is billed as “what BP doesn’t want you to see.” Recently, I heard one less-than-educated commentator suggest this tragedy wasn’t so bad and he had the audacity to ask where the oil was.

Maybe that guy and every other BP apologist needs to watch this video and others showing the oil-soaked wildlife along the Gulf coast. The fish, reptiles and marine mammals are swimming this muck and birds are diving into it.

This is a disaster and again it is THE disaster environmentalist feared could occur with offshore drilling.  My fear now is that these clouds of oil could spread all the way around the Gulf Stream. And then what happens to the clouds of oil during a tropical storm or hurricane – most importantly one that comes ashore.

I just read one article that suggested the odds of the oil gusher effecting areas of the Southeast coast were zero. I hope that’s correct, but are the folks making that prediction taking into account the on-shore flow and storm surge during a tropical storm or hurricane?

And the predictions out from multiple sources indicate the 2010 hurricane season will be a bad one.

The term in my day for those who blindly followed along with the elites or the powerful was – “Toadies.” During an environmental disaster like this that coats wildlife on such a wide-ranging spectrum, using the term Toady in this way becomes an insult to the sticky-footed amphibious creatures.

These creatures have better morals than those who ignored the warning signs just before the explosion on the oil rig that killed 11 people. The creatures have better morals than the regulators who for decades have looked the other way while the oil-foxes ran the oil house. Their jobs were to protect the environment from those who seek to exploit it or damage it or destroy it for monetary gain. But too many looked the other way.

We need only to look at the Appalachian Mountain range , in the areas where the tops have been blown off and the streams below polluted by mining operations to see what happens when the greedy few and the lobbyists have too much influence over the regulatory agencies.


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