One year after the BP oil spill

You would have thought that the United States have learned from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place a year ago. To the Huffington Post, this is absolutely not the case.

“In the year since the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history, Congress hasn’t adopted any major laws on oil and gas drilling – despite introducing more than 150 bills to improve the safety (…) of offshore drilling”

And with the unabated exploitation of shale oil and gas, it seems that despite the fact they are elected by and for the people, they are not defending their interest, but Big Oil and Big Energy’s…

Here is something I read at the NRDC website that I would like to share with you :

We cannot continue to place the lives of our workers, the health of our waters, the survival of coastal economies, and the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico at greater and greater risk to sustain our costly and dangerous dependence on oil.

There is a better way.

Our leaders in Washington must restore the Gulf, make its people whole, and put the lessons learned to use. That means making drilling safer so a disaster like this never happens again, and moving toward clean energy sources that can’t spill or run out.

There is no better way to honor the men who lost their lives and the people still struggling to keep their livelihoods afloat.

The more we will wait to get out of oil, natural gas and coal, the more dangerous stuff we will be looking for and extracting. This is why we have to invest massively now on energy efficiency…

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