On Friday, the Obama Administration approved a plan to begin seismic blasting of the sea floor by oil companies seeking places to drill for petroleum. The blasting has been assessed as likely to kill and injure huge numbers of marine mammals.
A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil
Barack Obama’s selection of Ernest Moniz as Secretary of Energy suggests that his idealistic comments about fighting climate change, in the State of the Union Address and his inaugural speech this year, were just more empty promises.
Pelicans in Minnesota are laying eggs contaminated with crude oil and the oil spill dispersant Corexit. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may still be spreading, up to the border with Canada now.
Proving the point that while Barack Obama hasn’t kept most of his campaign promises, he has been out there, working hard on the most important things, like keeping the oil industry from looking bad.
BP has announced that, because of all of its mistakes in dealing with the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which lasted for more than a quarter of a year before it was finally stopped, it is now much better prepared
Yesterday, the Republican governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas orchestrated an official Day of Prayer to stop the onslaught of the offshore oil spill from the site of the wrecked BP Deepwater Horizon. Five official declarations called for coordinated intercessory prayer to stop