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BP Gulf Oil Spill and Louisiana Tribes

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Aside from the ecological devastation caused by the BP Gulf Oil Spill in the ocean, tribal lifeways of South Louisiana are also at risk. This leaves members of the Pointe-Au-Chien tribe angered over receiving no compensation for decades of providing oil and gas companies with the natural resources they required to prosper. This also leaves them more vulnerable.
"This is not a two-week story, but a hundred-year story," said Michael Dardar, historian with the United Houma Nation tribe. "Coastal erosion, land loss and more vulnerability to hurricanes and flooding all trace back to this century of unchecked economic development."
Read the rest of the article at Associated Press.

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  1. Planetresource.net has a Eco friendly solution to clean up the tragedy British Petroleum has created, please watch the video animation:
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  2. Everyone is pointing fingers and accusing Bp, the president, Congress, the states, etc. As long as there no problems, though, no one questioned the wisdom or risk of drilling underwater, at depths where we cannot even pretend to know or control what we are doing. What kind of federal response do you expect, after all the years of downsizing and cutting back on undersea research and exploration? The federal government does not have the equipment or expertise, and it is likely no one can do anything until new technology ids developed to address the problem. Do the critics of the president expect him to send soldiers to enforce a repeal of the laws of physics, or build a dam big enough to place the oil well on dry land? At least this catastrophe may lead us to realize we HAVE to develop alternative energy sources, because we are poisoning the earth in our mindless quest for more, more, MORE!
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