May 19, 2010

Obama Administration Ignoring Gulf of Mexico Oil Plumes?

As active citizens, we need to call our leaders’ attention to these deep-water oil plumes.

One of my biggest problems with the George W. Bush administration was that they allowed policy to dictate intelligence and information instead of allowing intelligence and information to inform policy. The Bush Administrations’ rush into war with Iraq and its failure to address human-aggravated climate change are some of the most egregious examples.

Sadly, it now seems that President Obama is falling in similarly dysfunctional ways.

Apparently, the Obama Administration is knowingly turning a blind eye to the massive “plumes” of oil, which lay deep in the Gulf of Mexico and are being caused by the still on-going oil leak. Instead, the administration is focusing, literally, on the “surface level” of the slick.

This is unbearably short-sighted. We expect more from such an intelligent leader. Consider this a rallying cry for engaged citizenship. Let’s get off our butts for once and actually contact our leaders and let them know that we expect more from them.

“If the people lead, the leaders will follow.”

Here’s how to contact President Obama

and NOAA.

the original story that inspired this article.

See also:  Government to Oil Plume Discovery Team: Shut Up

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