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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?

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I am not angry about the Gulf oil spill,however I do find it troublesome. It saddens me to think that money is always more important than life and this planet. Seafood is a large part of my diet , this has affected me directly... ecosystems that have been destroyed because of greed and carelessness . Man is his own destroyer . Our food systems in general is suffering badly...Its just awful. One of the greatest powers on this planet, the United States of America and it's masses can't feel safe to consume its food supply... We the People are at the mercy of the "wealthy"." We The People" is a nice illusion. We are not in control of any thing...Man made damage to the earth and its inhabitants should not go without "wrath".

Anonymous

08/28/2010 - 10:47pm

I understand that being human means mistakes will happen. What I don't understand is a large corporation like BP that has been in the business of drilling had no plan for capping any leaks as soon as they appeared. I feel that if these companies want to continue to drill holes in the earth and beneath the seas they should have to submit plans that call for immediate remedy of any leaks.( NOT MONTHS LATER) IMMEDIATE!!!
And in the case of BP any cover-ups should result in the loss of drilling rights on a global level. Why do the people who live on this earth continue to let dishonest and greedy GOVERNMENTS and CORPORATIONS get away with raping our land and seas and ourselves as well. All we have to do is say NO MORE and MEAN IT.

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD COME TOGETHER BEFORE IT"S TO LATE!
Only the RICH and Well Appointed will be Left and they will be the END
of our PLANET!!!!!!

Anonymous

08/10/2010 - 9:12pm

I don't see how the American public can possibly think that B P OIL has enough money to cover all the damage they caused considering the impact over all, in so far as all the people and incomes affected by the immediate damage due to loss of incomes and let alone, the long term effects of those incomes. Actually its immeasureable ! If they did,would they base the damage on months,? No they can't, It will have to be YEARS !!!! and that damage is more than the US GOVERMENT can colect in taxex's in one year!.... or several years for that mater. They are stupid in their thinking as ther attutide twards there drilling with out a positive back-up safety plan in incase they did have a problem.! The money to have been made by them (corporate greed) seemes to have clowded there impairative responsibilities to all the boundaries they affect while making such indevers. There like a child playing with a loaded gun! They aren't thinking! B P OIL should be made to pay 20% of there gross profit for the next 5 years to all the legitin the imate claims on record as to damage incured through their irrepressible,thouhgtless greed to get ahead in the monitary world! May God give them Wisdim, We pray,AMEN

Anonymous

07/20/2010 - 5:11pm

Criminal negligence.

Anonymous

07/03/2010 - 11:35pm

Number one is that BP had signs of being greedy - profit over human lives - when the explosions at their plants in Texas City had failed to have certain precautions in place. Also, the greedy politicians letting them slide by without proper equipment and safety plans in place. Now, not only does the sea life suffer, but our world as we know it, will be contaminated and ruined. People, who make a living, catching seafood for restaurants, cafes, and diners. It will cause a domino effect. Why? Where are the boots to kick their ass?

Anonymous

06/25/2010 - 8:57pm

What angers me on this issue, is that when I read comments posted (everywhere), few are looking to solve the problem, or contribute something of substance and value.

Most people are lacking the fundamental knowledge to have an opinion, and therefore "jump on the bandwagon".

I wish more people would bother to become educated on issues and form their own opinion, rather than welcome being told what to think.

We have a problem. If we bankrupt the US oil companies in fines, will drain the funding for providing a solution. At this point, we need BP to stay in business so they can fix what broke.

Anonymous

06/25/2010 - 2:53pm

What angers me the most about this disaster is the U.S. Congress - because they have, for far too many years, ignored the need to control the oil industries off-shore drilling rights. They have abetted the industry's greed (and theirs) by cutting back on the required time needed to complete investigations prior to awarding drilling licenses. The basic question is are they qualified to perform this important task in the first place. Also the fact that an antiquated law (The Jones Act) has not been amended to allow foreign vessels within the 20-mile limit to assist with the clean up. A 'foreign' company is at fault, and they should not only be responsible for the cost of the clean up but also to bring in the expertise of any other 'foreign' company with or without ships to assist. Shame shame on them.

Anonymous

06/25/2010 - 10:48am

That our own govnerment did not take over much sooner. We should be ashamed of our lack of severity to the situation. And for not having any disaster plan in place. It's not like this is something new, that our country has been doing. It scares me to think what else in America is going on without proper safety measures in place? President Obama needed to take over this situation after the second or third attempt for capping that well. I am so disgusted of hearing how many days it's been,(60+) days and still we are not much further in stopping this leak? Are we this stupid?

Anonymous

06/25/2010 - 10:22am

that money was/is more important to bp than lives. they were drilling without a plan b - they didn't even drill a relief well at the same time. there were lives lost at the time of the explosion and thousands of other lives are changing on a daily basis now because of bp's carlessness. they've stolen livelihoods and homes and killed wildlife and habitats and are killing economies all at once.

Anonymous

06/24/2010 - 6:10pm

(1)That our government did not do enough to keep the oil from reaching the shores,wetlands,and marshes which would have, in part, given some protection for vulerable wildlife and fragile estuaries.. They refused help and wrapped red tape around the whole thing so much so that Gov Jindal could not even do what needed to be done because of the government bureaucracy.
(2)Secondly, the 6 months moratorium on deepwater drilling for 33 rigsimposed by government which put almost 100,000 people out of work and is devastating Louisiana's economy and affecting other coastal states as well.
(3) Government using this disaster for political advantage without consideration of the overall picture.

Anonymous

06/24/2010 - 5:49pm

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