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This will never happen with Wind or Solar

What Have We Really Done In 41 Years

Oil Spill-GUIS AccuWeather.com_On Tuesday night April 20th, in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded.

Two days later on Thursday afternoon the blazing inferno of wreckage sank 5,000 feet to the bottom of the Gulf. 126 people were on board at the time of the explosion, 17 were injured, and on Friday rescuers suspended the search for the 11 people missing from the British Petroleum leased Transocean Ltd oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

On Friday the Coast Guard said crews were continuing efforts hoping to have it all “cleaned” up before the estimated shoreline arrival in nine days. They had recovered 181 barrels of an oil-and-water mixture by midday Friday, with ‘only’ about 200 barrels remaining within a 2-by-12-mile-long oil slick spreading through Gulf waters 40 miles offshore.

But by Saturday morning the Coast Guard reported the spill now covers a 20-by-20 mile area as remote vehicles found the rig capsized and lying on the sea floor about 1,500 feet northwest of the well. Oil shooting from the end of the pipe that had connected the rig to the well at the sea floor. Spewing out at a sickening rate of 42,000 gallons a day.

deepwaterHorizon_1622110cForty-one years after an oil well blowout off the Santa Barbara, California coast gave rise to the environmental movement and the first Earth Day event, look how far we have come. An accident that is likely to be one of history’s worst in terms of human loss and environmental destruction.

Without a doubt, the major talk will be around the financial cost. So, let me ask you this, would the ‘cost’ have been this severe if the accident had been a blown out wind turbine rotor or a faulty solar panel? I think not. And neither do you.

Bless the fragile waters, wetlands and coastline of the Gulf of Mexico that are now is serious peril. Bless the families of the lost. Bless our world and her children.

…. as the green future unfolds.

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10 Responses to “This will never happen with Wind or Solar”

  1. Ninja Media Says:

    wow bad accident
    .-= Ninja Media´s last blog ..Asus Eee Pad The iPad Serious Challenger =-.

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Ninja … Yeah! 11 have lost their lives and the oil is still pouring out as we speak.

  3. Terry | Canada Drugs Online Says:

    Yes, I heard about this and couldn’t believed this
    had actually occurred.I know this can’t be good
    for the environment. My heart really goes out to
    everyone that lost a love one in this disaster.

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Terry … Thank you for coming by and your kind words.

  5. Barbara Says:

    I very much agree with you! This should have never happened. It is just maddening, to think we want to drill for more. When are we ever going to get off oil? There are many more things we could be using, that are readily available, here and NOW! Like, why couldn’t our truckers be using natural gas? This would cut our need for foreign oil down, by about 50%, while we make more of an effort, to come up with our own alternatives. Mind boggling!
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..Please- NO More Receipts! =-.

  6. injaynesworld Says:

    I fear that…We. Will. Never. Learn… and it makes me very sad.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld we’re often called “A Wise Ass…” =-.

  7. RE - RecycledFrockery Says:

    Another Great Post My Friend. So this week we’ve got volcanic dust in the air, and oil on the seas. I fear what next week will bring. you’re right that we should be moving to more green sources. it’s not only safer it’s smarter in the gamble.

    did you see that there’s a fight against the capecod wind farm project ? how strange when its milestones like this that create watershed restoration and development without damage to the ecosystem.
    .-= RE – RecycledFrockery´s last blog ..Testing 1,2,3 Come In Starbucks.. Are You There ? =-.

  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Barbara …. you have a point there. That’s why T Boone decided to abandon wind turbines and go with natural gas. It is very abundant and should be able to convert as many trucks, cars, etc. that they can quickly! The problem at this point is filling stations.

    Hi Jayne …. It is sad ! We have the same problem with the coal miners. Their lives are just as important as any other human being on this earth. Grrrrrr!

    Hi RE … No I did not know about it. Have you posted on it? If not, I will check on it and post here shortly. :D

  9. Aqualisa Says:

    This is truly a spill of national and even international importance.

  10. Linda Says:

    Hi Aqualise …. We just had another rig issue that sank. Hopefully, this is not a trend.

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