I'm stunned that after more than a month, the BP/Halliburton well is still spewing massive amounts of oil into the ocean. Animals by the millions - billions? - who rely on the sea are suffering and dying, the coasts are being destroyed. Minute after minute, each and every day, this is still happening, while people are distracted by celebrities and day to day life and even legitimate but relatively trivial news events. We don't even know what longer-term impacts this will have on the country and environment.
Average folks, as well as those who can actually do something in government, are apathetic. BP is still being allowed to control the catastrophe that they created. See:
BP needs to be taken out of control and our own government needs to take the reigns and find scientists who can figure out how to plug the well immediately, while working on less harmful methods of abating the results of the spill. BPs only involvement should be their assets being seized to pay for it all. Yet BP is dumping even more toxic chemicals than the oil itself (dispersants) into the ocean to cover up their mess. They're preventing real scientists from taking measurements. What samples are being taken are being sent to labs that have business interests with BP. Our own government in its foot dragging approach to crisis refused to allow permits to Louisiana to create barriers (sand berms) to protect the delicate marshes that are now being coated with oil. Dolphins are washing up dead on the beaches. Pelicans are seen covered with oil, trying desperately to clean themselves, which they cannot do.
Would a loud, angry march encourage our senators to completely stall workings in Congress until the BP well is plugged? Would it bring attention and spur others in other parts of the country to do the same? Would enough people attend?
What do we do? Enough is enough. This is an emergency - it's an absolute emergency although one would never know it by the attention it's receiving - and needs to be treated as such. We must take some kind of action. Well, I must, but I can't do it alone. Ideas? Let's take action!