May 18, 2010

Oil Spill

For as concerned, frustrated and distraught as I am over the massive BP oil spill and it's far-reaching environmental consequences, I understand the irony behind the whole situation. Yes, offshore drilling is inherently risky. Yes, the current oil spill is unprecedented and a clear indication that "fail safe" is not reliable. But we cannot air our frustrations at the same time that we are complaining about the cost of gas for our automobiles. To ensure this tragedy doesn't happen again, we need to leave behind a society highly dependent on gasoline.