Well, terorists could not destroy our environment faster than we are doing. For the the fourth time in three months crude oil is gushing into our waterways killing our wildlife and contaminating our water.
In the Gulf of Mexico yesterday the third pipe to rip open thanks to negligence.
Homeland Security director for Jefferson Parish, La., that there is a new spout of oil has sprung up in the Gulf of Mexico after a boat struck an oil well in the early morning hours on July 27, 2010.
A work boat crashed into the well sending oil spewing 20 feet in the air from the severed 4-inch pipe near Bayou St. Dennis, La., shearing off its valve structure and releasing pressurized natural gas and light oil.
Cleanup workers are currently booming off the area and the scene at sea has been taken over by federal agents. The U.S. Coast Guard, Jefferson Parish police and fire officials, as well as Vessels of Opportunity boats have all been sent to the scene.
Federal officials do not know who owns the well, but a contractor who handles wild wells was on the way. How can that be that wells are not marked with identification to tell who owns them? Even illegals must carry some form of identification!
Now yet another break in a pipe
This one is in one of Lake Michigan’s feeder rivers on Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has taken control of efforts to contain and clean up the Kalamazoo River spill. It is believed to have poured more than 1 million gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek, which feeds the river. Enbridge Inc., the Canadian company that oversees the pipeline says they will compensate the state and families for their losses, but have put no dollar figure to its claim.
Compounding the problem of clean up like Louisiana, the State of Michigan and the EPA is overseeing the clean-up, have no trained cleanup workers for this type of disaster.
This crude oil had traveled at least 35 miles downstream from where it leaked in Calhoun County’s Marshall Township, killing fish, coating other wildlife and emitting a strong, unpleasant toxic odor. It had passed through Battle Creek, a city of 52,000 residents about 110 miles west of Detroit, and was headed toward Morrow Lake, a key point near a Superfund site upstream of Kalamazoo, the largest city in the region. Lake Michigan is only 80 miles away, and many summer vacation homes and communities drink, swim and fish from that water source.
Both BP and Enbridge Inc. have been cited for numerous violations in the past, but no one group or previous administrations have help oil companies accountable for safety and health, care and maintenance of their equipment, the environment or our water and food supply.
Gross oversight, greed, lack of accountability and the lack of involvement of the American public has created this mess. Will you act to save our environment and us – today?
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