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June 8, 2010 | By paige s.

When an offshore oil rig near the Louisiana coast exploded April 20, no one immediately anticipated the blast would spark the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Fifty days later, the environmental catastrophe is crystal clear.

In the following weeks, Americans have watched the CEO of the company responsible for the disaster jam his foot into his mouth repeatedly while efforts to stop the massive spill failed.

The government's response, lacking sufficient outrage according to the public, has been equally unable to keep thousands of gallons of oil each day from spewing into the Gulf.

BP CEO Tony Hayward has recently apologized for comments like, "I want my life back," that the Gulf was "a big ocean" and that "the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to be very, very modest."

President Obama used the gaffes to fire back, most notably saying in a "Today" show interview that he would fire Hayward if he were his boss and that he's looking for an "ass to kick."

All this while black ooze smothers the region's wildlife and economy.



Read more: www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/08/2010-06-08_gulf_oil_spill_reaches_day_50_obama_wants_an_ass_to_kick_residents_just_want_a_s.html#ixzz0qGvTwVVq
FeedthoseDogs
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FeedthoseDogs
4 years ago

I can'y believe they were allowed to drill without a "back-up plan". I f regular people mess up like that, they go straight to jail.
The impact on the entire eco system is devestating and long reaching. I saw him on TV "we will clean everything up".... That's not going to bring back the dead animals and mutated micro organisms....
Just steaming!

Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I totally agree! And now I hear this is extending beyond the Gulf and even across the Atlantic. To drill without a plan to handle emergencies such as this is just wrong!

ILoveLucyLu
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ILoveLucyLu
4 years ago

this is a HUGE deal! I am concerned that our country would rally so hard around Haiti during it's crisis, but seemingly do very little for our shared oceans! Where are the rallies? The fundraisers? This effects every single one of us in the long run, and more needs to be done about it- Immediatly! Its just all so sad, and so unnecessary.

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