One Million Gallons of Oil a Day. Since April 20th.
ONE MILLION GALLONS A DAY.
And still, the oil gushes.
Did you know this particular site was tried before and actually did the same thing but it was a shallower well, and they contained it more quickly?
The only advance in technology has been in digging deeper, not in clean up?
That Russia has used nuclear devices to seal off leaking wells in the ocean? They are suggesting we do the same?
People are calling to have the military take over. Um, aren't they a little busy with two wars right now?
I cannot begin to explain to you how helpless I feel about this spill. When I was in Maine, I talked to two people who pull lobsters for a living. They shook their heads. They know it's going to ultimately affect their water, too.
Because it's the ocean.
We may have killed our ocean for the next generation. Maybe forever.
I'd like to get angry with BP, but the truth is, any oil company would have done the same. The bottom line is, every time I pull up to the gas station? It's my fault. Our economy is based on supply and demand.
I feel helpless there, too. Sure, I could give up my car. I could drill for geo-thermal heat/cooling for my home- of course that process of digging, connecting, building, is fueled by oil.
Every piece of food I buy in the supermarket, every piece of clothing, every purchase, is based on oil. Everything.
As I looked through the New York Times photos online this morning, I wondered, what can I do?
I have no idea.
When it comes to LGBT rights, I understand the process. I know the different strategies, how to make them work, what I'm best at doing. I know I can make a real difference.
This? I need help with. Help. What can I do? What can I do on a micro and a macro level?
I've spent my whole life completely in love with the ocean. Drawn to it. Soothed by it. I need to give back.
Had to add this:
"Professor Wereley testified in Capitol Hill in front of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Wednesday that the total for the two leaks is around 95,000 barrels, with a 20% margin of error which places the leak at anywhere from 76,000 barrels per day to 114,000 barrels per day."
95,000 barrels equals 4 million gallons.