Sunday, May 23, 2010


"Officials closed the public beach here Friday as thick gobs of oil resembling melted chocolate washed up, a very visible reminder of the blown-out well that has been spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a month.

Up to now, only tar balls and a light sheen had come ashore. But oil was starting to hit the beach at this island resort community in various forms — light sheens, orange-colored splotches and heavier brown sheets — said Chris Roberts, a local official who surveyed the area Friday morning.

"It's difficult to clean up when you haven't stopped the source," said Roberts, a councilman for Jefferson Parish, which stretches from the New Orleans metropolitan area to the coast. "You can scrape it off the beach but it's coming right back."

I saw a segment on Fox and Friends this morning filmed aboard a fishing boat in the Gulf. It showed thousands of fish at the surface thrashing and gasping for oxygen. The boat owner said he'd never seen anything like it.

The Gulf is dying along with all the marshes that lie along the coast. There is no way to comprehend what this will mean; the variables can't be calculated.

Pray, pray, pray.

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1 comment:

  1. The saddest thing is that only the oil industry will be able to understand how to end this geyser. Government officials, police, CIA, EPA, etc, are not informed or trained in this type of disaster. We must, in spite of scorn, they can fix it. It is trial and error, since the magnitude of the disaster is new to us to handle. But BP and the rest of the fools, who else can solve, or at least try? That a person would be the first non-oil there to try to fix something that does not know how? We do our discontent that has been repaired. Meanwhile, any person without disabilities can come down and help clean up wildlife.