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.

1 comment:

  1. Murray, we are not stockholders, but Don and I felt ashamed that we bought BP gas on our recent trip to the east coast. We won't be making that mistake anymore!! Did you see the recent 60 Minutes expose on BP? They should be so ashamed of their greed which drove them to order the Deepwater Horizon staff to unsafely drill faster. And it still doesn't seem like they really "get it." Lord, help us all.
    We are heading to the Gulf coast next week to visit Don's mom in Port Aransas, TX. Hopefully, the oil mess will stay away from the TX coast. It has so far, according to Jane (Don's mom), but the currents can change anytime.