Thursday, June 03, 2010

This needs repeated, and often

I received this in my Facebook messages this week from a high school friend. I'm posting this here because I don't think we need to forget this.

"I noticed some comments on the BP oil spill. I do not know how much news or truth you get up there, but I live here in La, very near all this disaster. The daily news shows hours of intereviews with the local people who's lives are destroyed. Louisiana coast produced about 30% of the nations seafood. The fishing down here was endless. The shrimp and crabs harvested daily by the boat loads, all gone. 150,000 people who's lives depended on fishing, all the fishing tourism, all stopped. The amount of birds and fish turning up dead, more everyday. It is far more devistating then some may realize, and it is worse every day.
I am working in Gulfport Mississippi this week, I am right on the beach, one of the few not yet closed because the barrier islands are holding the oil back. If you want to know the real stories, I can tell you a few."

Cliff Note: If at all possible, don't buy BP.


Ben said...

Drove by a BP station nearly on empty yesterday. I suppose it could have been any brand. We have to figure out how this WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN, even if it costs us all (including - especially - the oil companies)some real money. Lots of people's livelihoods and critters are not going to get that second chance. We do not know the extent of the damage yet, but it is beyond any damages BP can afford to pay out.

Shelley said...

Cliff - I am on board with this one. I boycotted Exon/Mobil for their actions (and do you know they still haven't finished the clean up in Alaska?!) Now BP is on my boycott list. My heart goes out to the people who live down there, the fisherman and of course the precious wildlife that will be affected by this.

Syd said...

I stopped buying at BP when this first happened. I also don't buy Exxon. Pretty soon I'll be peddling a bike back and forth because I don't think any of the oil companies are good.

Anonymous said...

Yeah smart move boycott BP and put American workers out of work. BP are independently owned and operated by small business owners here in Ohio. You never cease to amaze me with your lack of knowledge.

74WIXYgrad said...

Well then go into BP and buy anything but gas. There is a higher profit margin in fountain drinks and candy bars than gas anyhow.

And at least I have the stones to let people know who I am.

Besides, I usually buy Marathon, which is a company based in Ohio.