Spill Baby Spill
This is day 66 in our historic oil spill here in the Gulf of Mexico, and I’d like to clarify this word we so freely bandy about for a remarkable, and terribly sad, ecological, man-made event unfolding in my back yard. Following please read the Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition for “spill”, I was surprised by the fact that it is being used so accurately to describe what is happening here in south Louisiana and along the eastward shores of our fragile coast line:
1 a archaic : kill, destroy b : to cause (blood) to be lost by wounding
2 : to cause or allow especially accidentally or unintentionally to fall, flow, or run out so as to be lost or wasted… —http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict/spill
Please keep in mind that this is not the first, nor will likely be the last such catastrophic wound we inflict on our gentle environment. Here is a link to a portion of the portfolio of images from a local, environmental activist photographer who just quite covering the spill because her soul was hurt too deeply to work more with the devestating imagery of whats happening here.
Write your senator, the president, your state representitive and stop deep water drilling because the oil companies—such as British Petroleum—have no plan for dealing with accidents. And, unplanned for accidents are inevitable.