The Gulf oil spill impacts on wildlife
how sad is this!! As surfers, we appreciate the little aspects of nature...anything to do with the water and look at it! Totally ruined by the ignorance of people today. Oil=money and that is all that people seem to care about today. Im sure to say that we are all disappointed by this misfortune.
You would think that with the huge impact that this has not only on the nature but also on the small bussinesman who depends on the ocean like fisherman etc, that the engineers who design the machinery which extracts the oil should have a saftey net of some sort. It should be mandatory that the machinery as a whole should have a master shut off or valve which can be shut and is failsafe. Yep the machinery would cost a lot more but hey look at what can happen. We have a heap of gas and oil rigs around our costline, it could easily happen off one of our pristine beaches.
I'll put my 2c in..."ignorance of people today"?
That would be you and me.
I drive a car, i have plastic everywhere in my house and I even mow my lawn oncein a while.
So its our fault that theses companies have to take such risks to get oil. If we dont buy oil products(which is impossible) then they would have no reason to drill for oil..Human's are the greedy one's...its not just the oil companies fault..we are all at fault.