Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Gulf Disaster Selection

Here are a few miscellanous distressing and sad quotes from BP's Gulf disaster.

On impact to the individuals who make up the billion dollar Gulf economy:

Accroding to the NY Times:

In reference to the Original Romar House Bed and Breakfast Inn in Orange Beach, Alabama, owned by Jerry Gilbreath.

"The inn brought in $21,000 in June 2009 but just $6,000 last month, Mr. Gilbreath said. He is doubtful July will bring in as much. There are no reservations in August.

'I don't know how much longer I'm going to be able to keep this place open,' he said"

On the prelude to disaster and the bumbling between two agencies:

Also according to the NY Times:

"The US Fish and Wildlife Service agreed with the Minerals Management Service's characterization that the chances that deepwater drilling would result in a spill that would pollute critical habitat was low."

Apologies folks, wish I had some good news.

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