It's hard to calculate all the damage done by the latest oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But at the very least:
•50,000 gallons a day of raw petroleum are gushing, so far unstoppably, not into America's energy stream but into the Gulf of Mexico where the toxic goo is...
• Killing fish and birds
• Destroying the fishing industry
• Threatening the economy of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and the Texas Gulf Coast.
• Creating a future public health disaster.The odds are that 20 to 40 years from now there will be an epidemic of cancer among those who deliberately or by chance eat the carcinogen-laden products of the gulf. Like shrimp? Forget about it now, pal.
Shame on you, Senator McCain. Shame on you Sarah Palin. Shame on you every Republican who either chanted "Drill baby drill," or sympathized with those who did, or took campaign contributions from the petroleum industry.
Nature is a hanging judge. And she is hanging the future of the American Gulf Coast states. You're doing a helluva job, Senator.
Now, watch the video: