Yet another Gulf oil platform explosion has been spotted off the coast of Louisiana near two major US wildlife refuge areas and it threatens the Louisiana coastal waters just as the BP oil spill continues to do. Once again, the impact to fishing, marine life and wildlife is inevitable.
The problem is, this is not an isolated incident, i.e. with over 4000 active oil and gas platforms now in place in the Gulf of Mexico, and with a seemingly endless supply of greed coming from the companies that own those rigs, it is only a matter of time before many more spring leaks.
But fear not, the US Department of the Interior has the problem covered. They acknowledge that it would be difficult at best and unfair at worst to demand that these oil rigs be capped and oil production in the Gulf cease operations altogether. The US and the world is just too darned dependant on oil. Therefore, instead of calling for a moratorium or outright capping of all operations, the Interior Department has instead drafted a bill to send to Congress which will effectively rename the Gulf of Mexico "Leakee Watchee Springs." By doing this, they will achieve two purposes:
• Acknowledge there is no way to avoid oil spills in the Gulf and therefore prepare the residents along the Gulf Coast for future disasters without all the whining and talk of reparations; and
• Create a new tourist area that will hopefully bring in money to replace that which will be lost through the inevitable contamination of seafood, making the seafood industry along the Gulf Coast obsolete.
No wonder America is still known worldwide as the most innovative country in the world.