I, like many, am horrified at what is happening as a result of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Last evening, I sent the following note to the White House:
(1) Why is there so little information about what is going to be done to remove the oil plumes from the Gulf of Mexico? What effort is underway? Is this need getting the same level of attention as other remediation efforts?
(2) Why is crude oil being allowed to reach the shore in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida? It is as though we just sit and watch the inevitable happen. This is not acceptable.
(3) It is critical that the oil not reach and be allowed to spread via the Loop Current. Why does it appear that we are flat-footed and merely waiting for the inevitable to occur? This is not acceptable.
From my limited vantage point, most effort is being put towards stopping the oil plume but not in keeping the crude from fouling our beaches and wetlands. We don’t need to look like “deer in headlights.” This is foreseeable at this point; urgent action is needed.
What do you think?
Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting, http://www.gardnerandassoc.com