It was one year ago that the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, 11 people lost their lives and oil began gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. It wasn’t long before oil began washing up on the gulf coast.
Today gulf coast governors, mayors and chamber of commerce types are saying that every thing is just fine and tourists should come on down. Marine biologists, wetlands biologists and environmental scientists are telling a different story.
With the unrest in Libya and the resulting rise in gas prices there is a renewed call to drill in environmentally sensitive areas to allow the U.S. to be independent of foreign oil and immune to global oil prices. In light of the devastation from the BP spill, there should be a renewed call for clean energy and conservation.
Earth Day is April 22.