I’ve lived through ice storms, tornados, droughts, hurricanes and tropical storms.
The destruction in the Gulf of Mexico dwarfs all of that. Â What we’ve seen so far is only the beginning. Â The effects of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion will last many lifetimes.
It seems to have fallen off the radar for much of the mainstream media. Â They’ve been here and have gone on to the next big thing. Â I, for one, am doing my best to pay attention to the destruction in our amazing Gulf of Mexico. Â It’s shameful that we as a people allowed this to happen. Â I hope that you tell your children and grandchildren what happened in the Gulf of Mexico this Spring of 2010 when we the people allowed the forces of greed to crap in our ocean.
Here are some of the people and sites I’m following to keep in touch with the ongoing destruction and the attempts to mitigate and reverse the damage done to the ecosystem along with some local and regional resources.
- The tweets of @lisapjackson, the administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com, the site of the unified response (Federal, state, local and oil companys) command for the Deepwater Horizon Explosion.
- Florida Disaster Volunteers Deepwater Horizon Explosion information.
- National Audubon Society Oil Spill Volunteer Signup
- GulfLive.com – Local commercial news from the Gulf.
- Deepwater Horizon Explosion Wildlife Distress Hotline -Â 866-557-1401