Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Blogging the Oil Spill ... Still
There's been caution about over stating and over hyping the spill. I guess I can see some of that and I realize that a lot of the environmental damage will rebound. There is that backlash coming from the enviros, like the Sierra Club, to do away with drilling in the Gulf. That's just not realistic. You can't just pull the plug and do that.
I suspect this will be some of Obama's focus tonight in his speech - weaning us off of big oil. Build windmills. Green energy. His approach is wrong. His approach kills capitalism and puts nothing in the place of the oil he is taking away.
There's a website that is working to tell the human story of what is happening down south. Be sure to check it out. It's highlighted at the top right and I'll leave that up for a little while. You might start with this story about a charter fisherman who is now a "slave," as he calls it to BP. The proprietors of the site are telling the story of the entire Gulf coastal region, not just Louisiana. There's a lot of great stuff there, so check it out.