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B.P. Exempted From Environmental Impact Analysis for Drilling Op

May 5, 2010

So BP was exempted from an environmental impact analysis last year, according to the Washington Post. It’s obvious that big changes are needed to analyze the costs and benefits of our pursuit to feed our lifestyles. I hope a cost analysis is done on conservation measures too. That is what is needed first to at least slow down our consumption. We must continue to develop sustainable alternatives, but we need to speed things up. It’s essential, in my humble opinion.

I’m using this above pic of surfers who are impacted by the spill. They have stopped surfing. That must be difficult for them. Click the pic (or here) for an article from

Click here for the article from the Washington Post.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. lster921 permalink
    May 5, 2010 2:50 pm

    This is pretty awful stuff. I love the world. Some irresponsibility on SOMEONES part. They need to be held accountable. I believe that we can and should use every resource available to us. We can’t stop using petroleum immediately, but, leaving it to Detroit to bail us out of energy problems is kind of a drag too.
    Imagine, someone with a good idea. Let’s support them by waiving their taxes, say, to build their prototypes and get it up and running. Doing things the same old way will get us to the same old end.
    OH! and here is a site for you RH. They may have what you are looking for – art wise.
    It is a co-op of mostly women in a little tiny city outside of Salem, OR. Good folks.

  2. jay permalink
    May 5, 2010 5:20 pm

    I still can’t believe how a wealthy country can use that much coal… Efforts have to me made about energy consumption. A barrel you don’t use is a barrel you don’t drill for. And with a Midwest known for its WIND and a Southwest known for its SUNNY weather, you have all you need. Except a mentally sane Congress.

  3. May 6, 2010 7:42 am

    Thanks lster, I will check that website out.

    Jay, I totally agree.

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