Gulf Coast Oil Spill- the oil comes ashore

Update: BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup In Gulf, Except For Louisiana, NPR, 6-10-13

Update (just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse): Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Making Its Way Into The Foodchain (Huffington Post, 7-31-10)

On-topic update: Michigan Oil Spill Among Largest In Midwest History: Kalamazoo Spill SOAKS Wildlife (VIDEO), Huffington Post, 7-27-10


On June 26, 2010 join Hands Across the Sands to protest off-shore oil drilling, at a beach near you!

 

The Gulf Coast  is just now heading into what will be months and years responding to the April BP drilling platform explosion and oil leak. At his point scientists are worried that the oil will spread at least as far as the Florida Keys, another important marine ecosystem area. Oil is about to wash up in Louisiana and is effecting  New Orleans. (See New Orleans artist Michelle Levine’s painting that seems to foretell this disaster, that she started last year. Bless the talented and grounded people of New Orleans!)

Now that the enormity of this oil disaster is sinking in, good people are trying to find ways to help. Chief ARVOL LOOKING HORSE (of the Lakota), 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe has asked that we join together in prayer to heal Grandmother Earth and stop this oil disaster- A Great Urgency: To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders (May 12, 2010). Amen, and let’s all join in.

Then there are the Florida contractors and their idea to help with removal of some of the oil- with hay:

 

And there was some success with this in the 1969 Santa Barbara, CA spill:

 

Let’s hope something works.

About the Author

Retired from an environmental protection career in California, and letting her forested land in the Southeast heal itself, Dana is traveling in an RV with her husband throughout North America. As a Druid, she enjoys building connections - keeping seasonal festivals (the Wheel of the Year), honoring places and spirits, connecting with plants (using the Ogham), and visiting with other Druids.

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