Now that the oil is hitting the shore, the impact looks like it will devastate the environment there. I have been saving and dreaming about the day I would be able to move my kids back down there. I mish being near the gulf. Now I feel like that is a lost dream. By the time I am able to go back, the white sandy beaches of my youth, will be all black and the life that makes that area so beautiful will be all dead.
I have a T shirt I got on my last visit to the beach on the east coast that I love. It has a sea turtle and it say "life begins at the beach". I may just have to focus on finding housing on the east coast, but I had really hoped to go back to the gulf because that is where I lived growing up. I wanted my kids to have the same beautiful memories of growing up at the beach that I have.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on May. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
When I first heard about the oil spill my first reaction was to tear up and I've been sad about it since. People haven't even realized what's happening yet. I'm Alaskan and remember (who could forget?) the devastation of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Everything is going to die, or be sickened. People's livelihoods will be destroyed. Even animals that you don't automatically connect to the water will be effected. The oil spill is horrific and the sandy beaches should be the least of your concerns right now. 15-20 from now you'll still be able to walk around and flip over rocks and find oil. We still do here in AK.
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LOL, No anon... its not the white sand itself that I am worried about. It is the whole ecological system.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on May. 23, 2010