Just when you thought it was safe to get into the water……
Something about this oil spill has been fishy from the beginning. We’ve only been allowed limited exposure to the disaster- even cameramen and journalists have been turned away from the area for strange and mysterious reasons. There was a seemingly late response by our President to this oil spill – he actually impeded the clean up efforts when he not only turned away help from from foreign countries, but initially denied funding to states like Louisiana who wanted to protect themselves.
Now we find out that there’s more. Much, much more.
Corexit. Ever heard of it? It’s a dispersant- a product applied in a “mist form” from airplanes- which when added to the oil, atomizes it – causing it to “dissipate.”. It basically makes the oil invisible to the eye. It’s also toxic. How toxic? Well BP and our administration are saying that they don’t know how dangerous it is, yet if you simply read the label, it is clear that this isn’t a product that you want to smell, drink, or be around any time soon.
BP has put over 2 million gallons of Corexit into our Gulf in an effort to disperse the oil.
Similar dispersants were used to clean up the Exxon Valdez oil spill and many of the clean up workers have since died an early death.
The Chief of OSHA, David Michaels, talked about the dangers of exposure to Corexit this way: “I think you can say that exposures are low for workers. Exposure for workers on shore are virtually nonexistent. There are significant exposures near the source and that’s to be expected given the work being done there. Those workers are given respiratory protection.”
If the workers need respiratory protection, what in the world is happening to the wildlife, the fish, the dolphins…?
Although OSHA claims otherwise, it seems that people on the shore ARE experiencing symptoms from this chemical. Headaches, sore throats, nausea, blistering skin, and other illnesses are being reported by those who live on the Gulf Coast. Environmental experts who have studied the effects of these dispersants on folks in other oil spills recommend that people with children “leave immediately.”
Are these “environmental “whackos” or are they legit?
I don’t know, but if my kids came home with headaches and blisters, I’d put up a “For Sale” sign very quickly.
Why would BP be using a toxic chemical to clean up this oil spill? Well, according to Hugh Kaufman, a senior policy analyst at the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, “By hiding the enormity of the spill, BP is saving hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in fines.”
Here’s what’s scary. Our Obama administration is complicit in this activity. Mr. Kaufman tells us that the EPA ,NOAH, and other government agencies are all aware of the toxic effects of Corexit but have been “sock puppets” for BP in this cover up.
Obama, our “green” President, is allowing a dreaded “Big Oil” company to put toxic chemicals into our Gulf to make it appear as though the spill isn’t as bad as it is?
Are you kidding me?
The same President who wants to change our light bulbs, require us to use solar panels and windmills, tax our energy, put more regulations on car manufacturers- all in the name of “Saving the Planet”- is allowing BP to pollute our Gulf with a known toxin? Why?
As Mr. Kaufman says, “Follow the money.”
In his words: “Who saves money by using these toxic dispersants? Well, it’s BP. But then the next question–I’ve only seen one article that describes it–who owns BP? And I think when you look and see who owns BP, you find that it’s the majority ownership, a billion shares, is a company called BlackRock that was created, owned and run by a gentleman named Larry Fink. And Vanity Fair just did recently an article about Mr. Fink and his connections with Mr. Geithner, Mr. Summers and others in the administration. So I think what’s needed, we now know that there’s a cover-up.”
The Vanity Fair article reveals even more. It seems that Black Rock has benefited greatly from the “gravy train of post-bailout government jobs. They have been awarded key contracts with no competitive bidding, in a process enveloped in secrecy.” It also tells us that Fink has had a long-standing relationship with Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson, the current and former Treasury Secretaries, respectively.
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Where is the media? Why haven’t we heard more about this? Are they so “in-bed” with this administration that even an environmental issue won’t wake them up? Are we really going to allow Obama to lecture us about “Going Green” when he’s pouring millions of gallons of toxins into OUR Gulf water in an effort to help out BP?
And, once again, why is BP helping to write the Cap and Trade Energy Bill? Why?
“Fishy” is not a good enough word to describe what is happening in this government. The foxes are officially running the henhouse and we are all complicit in allowing it to happen. The Gulf waters are not Republican or Democrat, they are AMERICAN, and we all need to pay attention to what is happening, not only to the land, but to the people of this region.
If our own government it poisoning its citizens, EVERY one of them should be thrown out of office.
Hey media: Come out, come out wherever you are……
***On a sidenote: Much of this information came from Democracy Now- a left-wing website. It seems this issue transcends political affiliation.
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