1 hour ago
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Posted by Mojo at 4:00 PM
Note: This is, sadly, not a work of fiction. The latest quick fix to come out of BP is to round up oil floating on the surface of the Gulf, contain it and burn it off. Along with anything else that happens to get caught in the corral. Which includes several endagered species of sea turtles, including the nearly extinct Kemp's Ridley. When I first heard the news, I considered the source and decided to research it further. But even Fox News isn't playing along with this one.
Worse yet, people who are trying to rescue the turtles from the oil spill -- and the burn boxes -- are being headed off before they can do their jobs according to this interview with a Venice, LA boat captain attempting to rescue endangered animals affected by the spill.
If this bothers you and you want to speak out against it, there are petitions currently circulating from MoveOn.org, CREDO Action and Twitter.