THE BP OIL SPILL
LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE
It is a given that the consumer, and not the BP, the big oil or the government will pay for the damages and the clean up. Now what we need to talk about is that how will effect not just the gulf states and their residents, the beaches, the value of water front properties, the fisheries, the fisher men, the boating, the marinas, the sea food industry and the food supply of the whole region and country. If the spill persists and the oil mars the beaches along the gulf coast and may be more, we are looking at the lifestyle changes for millions, with higher fuel costs, higher unemployment, the jobs changes required and retraining for the whole industries along the coast line. Decline in the value of water front properties that have already suffered as much as fifty percent decline in values already, now do you understand the little spill and the value of stocks in the oil companies? Exxon Valdez incident happened in a restricted water with few people living around the shore, No condos and no beaches or tourist traps.
Not yet to speak of innumerable diseases and side effect of living in proximity to the oily beaches where the oil residue and fumes will linger for many years to come yet. Will we be willing to pay for the total cost, or will it become a life changing incident for the generations to come.