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The Big Oil Spill in the USA

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9 years 6 months ago #1 by ConcertForGeorgeNut
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What's your thoughts on this. I was reading yesterday that it might not be until August until the oil leak is completely stopped.

I think it's really terrible for the people and environment directly affected by the spill, and I hope BP and whoever else was involved is made to pay big time.

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9 years 6 months ago #2 by sozzled
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I have to confess that, when I watch TV reports about the terrible environmental catastrophe that is known as "the big oil spill", I look at it and think how terrible it is and then my mind switches off as I listen to the clap-trap talked about by the mining companies in Australia who are prophesying Australia's economic disintegration into oblivion. Somehow I can't reconcile myself to the situation that you can believe that business (without tight government regulation/control) can be trusted to get anything right. And so, while I sit in front of the boob tube at day's end, with my body feeling numbed by the exertions of my day's toil, my mind engages on such issues only briefly before I basically switch off.

I don't normally react like this to such stories of environmental disaster. I don't know who was responsible (but we could point the finger of accusation in a dozen directions and we'd probably be partly right) and I don't know who should be made to pay or fix the problem ... and somehow I don't seem to care any more. I think it's terrible for the people who live in the affected areas and for the devastation to marine life and to bird life but maybe I can't get engaged on this issue because I think thank goodness it's not happening here in Australia. And that's the extent of my analysis on this topic. :(

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9 years 5 months ago #3 by SweetNess
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When they refer to the spill as "an environmental 9/ll" and as "the worst oil spill in American history" from which they'll never fully recover, I can't help but think back to the Exxon Valdez spill. Weren't we not supposed to recover from that one too? Some how the Alaskan coastline did. I'm pretty sure the Gulf will too.

Yes, this is terrible for the animals and the ppl of the Gulf coast but shouldn't they be spending their money trying to find a solution and not holding press conferences or govt inquiries?


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