As we all know about the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico where a oil rig owned by BP exploded and then sank leaking thousands of barrels of oil in the the gulf each day. BP has thrown idea after idea at trying to stop the leak from getting the relief valve to work to putting a huge box over the leak (by the way that box is now sitting about a quarter mile away from the leak because it didn't work) to blowing junk into the relief valve. I mean did BP have a plan for this kind of thing. Well, they are supposed to. The only thing and is working is the new plug with a mile long tube attached to it and oil is still leaking around the plug. Oh and the chemicals what they thought was a great idea to pumped dispersing chemicals to the bottom had created a bigger mess because now instead of the oil being at the surface its hanging at about 400ft below it and now got into the ocean current to the Florida Keys.
Now BP is saying that they underestimated the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf. So, I ask, what about the Gulf. The people lives who live there are changed forever. Fishing and shrimping will never be the same. The marshes around Louisiana could be forever destroyed. I used to live on the Gulf in Texas so I have an idea about what these people are now going to be missing. So, what to do? Should we punish BP? Should the Government taken action sooner? Should we just stop drilling in the Gulf all together? We will see in the coming months and years.
What's up fellow ningers?! :D Happy New Year! Somehow I ended up on the Ning this morning. Don't know if Mr.Anderson and Mr.McCusker remember our American Studies class from 09-10. Great times. It doesn't seem like this Ning has continued on over the years. What happened?See More
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More