Oil, toxins, pollution: Where does it end?

May 29, 2010

I honestly do not think the average person realizes what a monumental disaster the latest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico means.  The amounts of toxicity – not only from the oil but the highly dangerous dispersants (a nice name for a toxic cocktail that kills just about anything it touches).  Try to image the untold millions of gallons of oil, dispersants and other toxic by products that are now part of our eco-system.  We will be living with this hidden toxicity for years, long after the visible effects are gone.

How many cancer victims in the next 20 years, how many neurological disorders, how many deformities, how many people losing their quality of life earlier than they should.  Well guess what, we will never know.  It will be out of your mind in a few weeks, and you’ll go about your business, your life and think what a beautiful day it is…

Or, are you going to push for change?  Our dangerous addiction and affliction to oil needs to end.  Our air, water and land (and now oceans), are damaged. You want to see cancer rates drop, you want to see less Autism, ADD, and all the modern plagues that are harming our children?   Kick the oil habit, kick the toxicity habit, make that change happen…

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The Truth about Off Shore Drilling: A Planet Protect perspective

May 1, 2010

If I learned anything this past week about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill (eco-disaster) is that we have no shortage of oil rigs in the Gulf.  Perhaps I was like most American’s who thought that we had a few rigs, that the oil companies wanted more, more leases, more access and more profit.  I come to find out that there are 3,500 rigs being used off 90 platforms.   Excuse me?  So basically, the big ugly oil rigs we see off the coast, have lines leading to hundreds and hundreds of well spots a mile under the sea.

The other disturbing fact – in the past four years there have been 500 fires on these few platforms (according to the Feds), and dozens have been hurt and killed.  So this accident was only a matter of time.  This accident could have happened – hundreds of times before.  We’ve just been lucky – until now.  Obama should have a review of all rigs, and all safety protocols before these 3,500 wells deep under the sea – which we can’t even reach (nor fix) – have problems.