Happy Earth Day

Unless you live on the Gulf Coast and care about it.

The rig that exploded (I linked to it yesterday) in the Gulf sank today and is spewing an estimated 8 THOUSAND barrels of oil a day.  BP is a part of this disaster.  Nothing new around these parts.

One of the survivors says that the 11 missing were burned up in the explosion.

Like I said yesterday, no one has ever died installing a solar panel.  And had we worked to install solar panels on every house in the country for the last thirty years, we wouldn’t be in this mess now.

But HL&P (now Reliant) couldn’t have made as much money if everyone in this sunny region sent energy back to them; Exxon couldn’t have made so much money if people recharged their electric cars at home with energy they captured from the sun.

Just how many people have died pulling oil out of the ground?  Has it been worth it?  How many people have died in coal mines?  Has that been worth it?

I would love to say today, on this Earth Day, that I only get energy from the sun or wind.  I’m part way there, but that’s not enough.

Will this disaster get nearly the coverage that the tea party people did last week?  Looks like the answer is no.

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2 responses to “Happy Earth Day

  1. And you know that BP will be one of those companies that proves that President Obama was right in his analysis of that odious Supreme Court decision regarding the rights of corporations to be treated like people (really really huge people with more money to waste than God!)

    • The “corporations as people” thing is something that hardcore liberals and wingnuts have been arguing over for years. The day Alito and Roberts got onto the court just sealed the deal.

      However, I think that once immigration and cap and trade get through the Senate, that decision will be dealt with, much like the Gitmo cases were.

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