Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sketchbook Day 6- BP Oil SPill

It’s sad really, there are alternative energies we could have been using for years.  Gotta keep the oil industry pockets lined though, but look at the cost just recently and this is isn’t the first spill.  Probably isn’t the last either.
From Wilikipedia article HERE
“The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the BP oil disaster or the Macondo blowout.  Largest oil spill in marine history to date.  The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. On July 15, the leak was stopped by capping the gushing wellhead after releasing about 4.9 million barrels  of crude oil.
The spill is causing extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats as well as the Gulf’s fishing and tourism industries.Scientists have also reported immense underwater plumes of dissolved oil not visible at the surface. Crews have been working to protect hundreds of miles of beaches, wetlands and estuaries along the northern Gulf coast, using skimmer ships, floating containment booms, anchored barriers, and sand-filled barricades along shorelines. The U.S. Government has named BP as the responsible party, and officials have committed to holding the company accountable for all cleanup costs and other damage.”

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