Saturday, May 22, 2010

Use Your Voice

Photo: campusprogress.org
Now is the time for all concerned citizens to surf on over to whitehouse.gov and use their automated submission form to send a comment to President Obama pertaining to BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill. I know they receive tens of thousands of e-mails every day, but add your voice regardless. My position is that the cleanup should be federalized, as BP has proven themselves to be corrupt and unreliable, locked as they are in "cover your ass" mode. Here is the e-mail I sent to our nation's president:

Please federalize the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup efforts. With BP's precedent of defiance, administrative corruption, and falsified information on the disaster's day-to-day progress, they have demonstrated themselves grossly insufficient stewards of the environment and their industry. They may no longer be relied upon to accurately report the disaster's consequences nor assess the measures to rectify the damage their accident has caused. The very definition of "disaster" is an event that requires outside assistance, and BP is demonstrably incapable of moderating the repercussions their carelessness has wrought. The situation requires the federal government to commandeer the cleanup and recovery measures, as well as to enforce to fullest extent BP's culpability.

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