Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For Shame

I am ashamed.

I am an environmental polluter.

I didn’t mean to be. I didn’t mean to unleash perhaps the worst environmental disaster in our nation’s history. But I did.

I am a BP stockholder.

I am embarrassed. Embarrassed by the lack of foresight before the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Embarrassed by BP’s response to the catastrophe. Embarrassed by BP’s public stance. Embarrassed by BP’s stonewalling in providing sufficient information to properly assess the damage.

I am distraught there is nothing I can do except wait, like everyone else, and pray that a solution is found. Quickly, for the sake of our planet, its wildlife, its ecology, for the families that depend on the Gulf for their livelihood.