Go Green or Die

From The New York Times

Thu, September 02, 2010 -- 11:51 AM ET

Coast Guard Says Oil Rig Exploded in Gulf of Mexico, A.P. Reports
An offshore oil rig exploded on Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the site of the April blast that caused the massive oil spill, the Coast Guard told the Associated Press.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Casey Ranel said that the blast was reported by a commercial helicopter company on Thursday morning. Seven helicopters, two airplanes and four boats are en route to the site, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay along the central Louisiana coast.
So far, nobody was killed on the rig. One worker is injured. It's not yet reported how bad the injuries are.
Let us keep drilling into the earth, making the earth more vulnerable to sinkholes, and other disasters, and let us keep consuming oil, and worshipping at the alter of gas guzzling vehicles, and neglecting modern public transit systems, and failing to develop green alternative energy sources. Why mess with our mess?

It's not BP this time. Mariner out of Houston Texas owns this rig. You know it doesn't matter after all. We all are responsible for this mess, me too. We hate the crummy, outdated, slow public bus system, but we drag our feet on building a high speed rail system. We hate riding the crowded subway trains, but we don't want our taxes raised to pay for more trains, and more routes. Or we live in places so far out there that there is no public transit system, and we don't rattle our elected reps to get us a public transit system.

How about this: Either pay higher property taxes to fund a modern rail system OR give up your gas guzzler and the government gives every adult in your household a horse and a food allowance for the horse(s). At the end of the year, compare horse costs vs car expenses. Before you start over as a horse rider, get a health baseline done and check back with your local clinic and/or doctor after a year riding a horse instead of driving a car everywhere.

Or this: tax break to every employer who makes it possible for a worker to work from home, and avoid driving/polluting the aair. A tax break to every employee who uses mass transit to get to work. Tax breaks go back into the economy.

Update on latest oil rig explosion: Nobody (human) died. This time we got lucky.

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