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What the Gulf oil spill means for your dinner

By Lisa Gosselin, June 15, 2010 - 11:50am

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Lisa asks: What angers you most about the Gulf oil spill?


What angers me: feeling so helpless and knowing that those who will suffer most are the animals living in those waters. All because of carelessness.


06/15/2010 - 12:16pm

To many mistakes, from BP to our Government who was suppose to be keeping the oil companies in check.... where were they? Maybe we should investigate the pockets of the inspectors and the Federal
Offices that looked the other way. They were suppose to be doing the inspection of how safe was the oil companies do their job, after all that is what we pay them for. I haven't heard to much about about their part in all of this, Oh! yes we are talking about the governments part in all of this. Mr. Obama where were you in the early days of this oil spill, maybe I will be bold enough to say was he out to lunch having "shrimp gumbo"! This happen on your watch, Sir.

Again the lives of our children will be affected and they will have to pay the cost in the long haul. I believe that we the people trust our government way too much (To much government to watch?) and we end up paying. (not just money but our life though the stress this will place on the whole country) If you have never seen the Gulf you will never know the wonder of how much it has and will continuous to affect our lives.

Now, our government goes over board and closes the oil rigs in the Gulf so that thousands more people will be without jobs and the lost of these jobs will affect all of us. What are they thinking about? Maybe how to save themselves. Yes, I really blame the Government for not doing their job and that is staying on top of the Oil Companies.

The people will rise up and make this disaster work for us. The Gulf is a place that will alway be beauitful and full of wonder.... it will just take time


06/20/2010 - 7:40am

What upsets me the most is we knew this would happen and we continue to hold on to our obsession with oil. Will I ever get to eat seafood from the gulf again in my life time? I am 53. Mary from Newark NY


06/21/2010 - 12:15pm

All these innocent sea animals that are dead & covered in oil..The damage is done!!BP only cares about the $$ of the oil that is gushing out not the animals & people out of there fishing jobs..You get the point!!


06/22/2010 - 12:51am

I beg to differ, it was greed that caused this disaster. BP knew it was going to happen, but would not spend, what is to them a paltry 10 million to line the pipe to prevent this. Poor Tony Hayward wants his life back, so do thousands of others you half wit. I hope he loved fish and never gets another bite. Oysters and shrimp are already off a local seafood restaurant. At my age I,ll never get another taste of shrimp, thanks to BP,s greed. I don,t care of Tony drowns on his yacht.You Brits love the name Tony don,t you?


06/22/2010 - 11:03am

I'm most angry about the irresponsibility that BP has shown... their lack of an emergency plan, and their seeming lack of concern for a speedy solution. Also, I'm extremely angry and disappointed in our federal government; it seems (I haven't researched it) there is very little regulation imposed on these drilling companies to have an emergency plan in place BEFORE THEY START TO DRILL.

Now, not only is the Gulf environment in general damaged for the next 20, 40, 60(?) years, but our seafood industry and our food supply is threatened. We never really know what we're buying in the grocery store; I just learned from Eating Well Magazine's "6 Fish We Should Eat..." article that all salmon labeled Atlantic Salmon is actually farm raised! Once the fisheries are reopened in the Gulf, will the fish be labeled appropriately, or will we be eating petroleum-tainted fish -- unknowingly -- while the government tries to tell us it's within "acceptable" limits? Acceptable to whom? I don't want to ingest that garbage!

Think of the lives and livelihoods of Americans that this disaster touches, and then try to tell me that this couldn't be labeled as some kind of terrorism. It's a foreign company, and this disaster didn't happen in their home country, so they don't really care (acccording to news reports, it sounds like the cost-avoiding safety measures that they deliberately elected to NOT put into place could have helped lessen the impact of this disaster). Until we stop selling bits and pieces of our country out to foreign interests --just to make a buck -- without greatly stiffened regulation, I think we're just inviting more troubles like this in the future.


06/22/2010 - 11:34am

I am most angered, because I truly believe, that the spill will never ever be cleaned up. It seems impossible. Maybe it would be best if it all washed on shore and was covered by six feet of sand...


06/22/2010 - 12:47pm

This could have been mitigated - or even prevented - had our federal agencies been doing the jobs with which they have been tasked. BP could have prevented this disaster had they used proper equipment instead of choosing less expensive alternatives. But what I think angers me most, is the Federal grand standing and red tape that is preventing the affected States from doing what they can to protect their shorelines. To our current administration and congress: If you aren't Actively part of the solution, then you are part of the problem -so get out of the way!


06/22/2010 - 1:20pm

BP's lazy attitude and lack of concern for the Gulf men and woman, sea life and the enviroment as a whole.


06/22/2010 - 6:58pm

What angers me most, besides the fact that off shore drilling was allowed at all, is that we sat back and waited, and waited and waited for BP to try and contain the spill INSTEAD of jumping in immediately and taking control of the cituation. We could have sent out boats to try and contain the oil before it could spread too far or any other effort to try and stop the flow. We sit and wait and say "Well, what are you going to do about it?" In the mean time, the oil spreads and spreads and now it's past the controlling stage. Now our animals will suffer dearly. That's unforgivable. Although I am very angry, I'm most angry at whoever allowed BP to drill WITHOUT having a WORKING emergency plan in effect, that was tested more than once, before allowing ANY drilling to even begin. That is the person to be held responsible.

Lori Z.
Baltimore, MD


06/24/2010 - 3:56pm

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