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What is your take on the oil spill in the Gulf? Food, Marine Life, Gas Prices?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:15 AM on May. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The spill is horrific; and growing beyond any hope of control every day! First it was weeks to fix; then months; now they don't have a clue and it's pumping 210,000+ gallons a day into the Gulf?

    LA marine life and fishing is going to be devastated. And this is the last thing they need. I mean really this could severely cripple that region and industry for years. We on the E. side of the Gulf are watching this as well and while our hearts go out to those on the other side there; we're watching warily hoping it doesn't come this way as well.

    Gas prices are already at $2.93/gallon here in SW FL and summer isn't even close...after this ... IDK my mom & I were talking today and exaggerating/estimations around $6/gallon...if they don't get this under some sort of control soon; we may not have been far off.

    Make no mistake; this is bad - and could be much worse than the Exxon/Valdiz according to recent reports...

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 12:29 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • They say that there will be no fishing for about a year.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Really? I hadn't seen that yet...oh man...there are families that have lived there and that's been their only livelihood for generations...what are these people going to do?

    And I hate to take $$ in the middle of a crisis; but I'm guessing the gov't is going to do some sort of ER subsidies like the deals with farmers to not grow certain crops etc..? I really am not great with math and economics; but what impact (negative obviously) does the loss of all these jobs and revenue (not to mention food) have on the economy as a whole.

    Because it's not just the fisherman/shrimpers. They then sell their catch; which is sent to processing plants by refrig trucks; so no product; all those people are affected with less work too....

    bad bad bad....

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 12:35 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Horrible. It sounds like they have some ideas/plans for advanced clean up, but these make take time to implement (like filling the leaking well with concrete) and make a difference. Lots of industries affected.


    Answer by Sisteract at 12:39 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Six weeks ago, analysts began predicting $4.50 a gallon gas, by the end of this year.

    Two weeks ago, the Pentagon announced that we have hit peak oil.

    BP announced that they can't afford to pay for the cleanup.

    The American economy is about to get much, much worse.

    If only Harry Truman had picked rail lines instead of highways...

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:01 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • So much for Drill Baby Drill. BP announced they can't afford to pay for cleanup.
    Another reason we need government regulations.

    Any ideas you conservatives?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:33 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • It's a disaster in every sense. The strain on our already strained economy is going to be horrible.

    Gulf Coast people depend on tourism to bring money from all over the world. Our sea food is one of our few exports. The US economy needs foreign spenders and the Gulf has potential to bring summer vacationers.

    The Gulf Stream weather patterns mean that this oil is being picked up and then dumped all over the east coast. A major segment of our nation is going to have oil in our water and food. Not safe for our children. Even if you live far from it, the food and water supply (which are already tainted) are at risk.

    Answer by ecodani at 6:56 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Why did Obama wait 11 days to do anything?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Why did Obama wait 11 days to do anything?

    And why should Obama get involved in PRIVATE BUSINESS. This is BP responsiblity!

    I thought you were AGAINST Government involvement!!!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • the federal government certainly has a response to respond to a catastrophe like this --

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 AM on May. 3, 2010

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