We are really witnessing only the beginning of the fallout from this disaster. While sea creatures with mutated genomes may not actively contain oil or toxic chemicals, how will these mutations impact their survival? Fishers interviewed in that article are reporting massive decreases in the catches. I don't see how BP can ever make this right. How do you compensate a country for wiping out one of their richest sources of food?
Magnifico did a diary yesterday Congress fails to learn lessons from 2010 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill disaster in which he reviewed the finding of the Oil Spill Commission's 1st report card on the Deepwater Horizon Spill; "Assessing Progress: Implementing the Recommendations of the National Oil Spill Commission" (pdf).
A MUST SEE VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VVyPiV5xdY&feature=player_embedded ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
From the report: ......
In just the past 10 months, at least 3 offshore oil and gas rigs around the world have experienced significant leaks, demonstrating again and again how risky this activity is and emphasizing the need for the types of controls and protections the Commission called for. The risks will only increase as drilling moves into deeper waters with harsher, less familiar environmental conditions. Delays in taking the necessary precautions threaten new disasters, and their occurrence could, in turn, seriously threaten the nation’s energy security. Everyone will benefit if the needed improvements are made properly and expeditiously. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Two years have passed since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Not only has Congress not enacted any legislation recommended by the Commission, the have actually authored legislation that would increase the likelihood of a repeat. .....
...the House has passed several bills (for example, HR 1229, 1230, and 1231) containing provisions, such as requirements that extensive offshore areas be leased without adequate review, that actually run contrary to what the Commission concluded was essential for safe, prudent, responsible development of offshore oil resources._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill is going to be felt in the Gulf for a generation. We should be doing everything possible to ensure there is no repeat of this nightmare. .....
9:06 AM PT: Thanks for getting this on the rec list. In the midst of our national conversation on expanding drilling and the price of oil, I think this needs to be factored into the cost. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
ORIGINALLY POSTED TO SIRIOUSLY ON WED APR 18, 2012 AT 08:15 AM PDT.