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Consider This - Oil Spill

By Ted Fortenberry - bio | email

BP is pointing the finger at Transocean, Transocean is pointing the finger and Halliburton and most everyone else is pointing the finger back at BP, and rightfully so, since they are ultimately responsible for the oil rig operation off the Louisiana coast.

Consider This: The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is creating serious environmental issues that will be felt for years to come. Unfortunately, it will be months, if not years, before we ultimately find out what really caused this tragic event and what BP, and the other partners, could have done to prevent it.

Regardless of who is ultimately responsible, the main issue today is getting the flow of oil stopped before more damage is done. It is not only creating environmental havoc, but ruining a way of life for thousands of people who make their living in the fishing and shrimping industry.

This situation should also be a wake-up call to proceed cautiously with deepwater drilling off the coast of South Carolina. And it should prompt all oil companies to come up with a proven emergency plan that can be implemented immediately to stop the flow of oil if a similar situation happens in the future. Let's pray they come up with a solution to stop the current leak, and clean up what has already leaked, as quickly as possible.

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