Ever since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, and the ensuing nightmare it has caused to our planet, sea and land animals, and those who have lost their lives and/or livelihood, I have not been able to pull myself out of a seemingly never ending funk. The reasons this situation has thrown me into this severely depressed state are many. Words alone cannot express the sadness in my heart for the people and animals that have died due to the negligence and greed of BRITISH PATROLEUM. Words alone cannot express the anger and hatred I feel for BP at how it has been so completely apathetic and smug in its so-called efforts to right this situation.
People, this coroporation DESTROYED, for the rest of our lifetime, OUR Gulf Coast! We should be screaming at the top of our lungs every day until BP pays for what it has done in a court of law. This situation is an atrocity, especially given that it could have been prevented had BP simply halted production to replace a worn part. The fact of the matter is that BP carried on with business as usual, more than willing to risk human lives and our environment for the all mighty dollar, or should I say "pound." It will not be enough for BP to clean up its mess. There really is no way to literally clean up the ocean, and anyone who believes it can be done is a fool. The only cure for the gulf will be time and lots of it. Fifty years from now, perhaps there will be no signs of this horrific event, but believe me, we will not see the gulf as it was prior to April 20, 2010 during our lifetime.
It is time for the United States government to stop pussy-footing around and to make British Patroleum PAY for its negligence, starting NOW with restitution and prison time, or perhaps the death penatly for those who were responsible for the negligence. Yes, I said the death penalty. Let the punishment fit the crime. Our government cannot/should not wait for the leak to be capped and clean up to occur before taking action against BP. The time for action is now, because it will take years for our almost dead Gulf of Mexico to replenish itself and regain health. Meanwhile, it's time for BP to pay the piper.