July 27, 2010

Oil Spill Hits Close to Home

Well if the Gulf spill wasn't enough there is now a new spill....15 miles from my home.

It happened in a town not too far away and the oil has spilled into a major river in our area carrying the oil through towns, neighborhoods and communities. When will these people learn?!?!?!

Here's an article from our local newspaper.

I can't smell it here, but I've heard the stench is horrible and the fumes have actually sent people to the hospital. I can only imagine what it's doing to our watershed and the river critters.

10 comments:

  1. Stephani,

    So sorry to hear about the spill. I live in Houston, so we watch the Gulf spill disaster very closely.

    I am a new follower from Tag-Along Tuesday. I'd love it if you stop by and follow me back!

    Cheers,
    Laura

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  2. The oil spill saddens me a great deal. I am sorry it is so close to you.
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    Emily

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  3. I'm happily a new follower from FMBT. I am soooo frustrated with these careless oil companies. Didn't anyone ever hear of the word proactive--meaning that maybe they should have thought a long time ago about what methods they could use to stop an oil spill in case it occurred. Really. They have/had plenty of money to come up with a strategy, but oh no, they wait until something awful happens and then they react...too late. I'm so sorry to hear that's it now become an issue in your area...I'm an environmentalist at heart--when are they ever going to finally release a solar powered car or an electric car, so we can rid ourselves of this dependence?

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  4. I heard about this because I have a google alert for "Squaw Creek" and apparently that's the name of the creek with the spill. How terrible!

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  5. The spill is just so horrible. Changing the face of it is not going to help this mess. Im your newest follower from Tuesday Blog Hop.

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  6. Yuk, too bad! So terrible...hope they get it cleaned up quickly.

    I'm stopping by from Tag Along. Love the name of your blog :o) Hope you can visit me sometime!

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  7. Hi! I'm your newest follower from FMBT!!! :) So sorry to hear about the oil spill so close to where you live. That's horrible!

    Hope you'll come visit me soon and follow back.
    Lisa xoxo
    Raising Future Leaders
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  8. Thanks for joining the Tuesday Train. You can find the button on my sidebar. Hope to see you next week.

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  9. New follower!

    Love your blog.

    Hope you'll come and visit me!

    Melanie
    www.goinggreenwithnoah.com

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  10. Following you on Welcome Wed., pls. follow back!

    Ron

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