How can tar on the beach be an emergency? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 976243
It's a problem but an emergency?
Florida attracts tourists and commercial ventures because of the beaches. The coastline is a vital part of Florida. And it's almost summer? Plus the everglades are in Florida. The everglades act as a natural cleanser for water systems. Please, dear god, do not let that fucking
oil get into the Everglades!!!
[link to www.conservancy.org
The Everglades is one of the largest wetlands in the world and is essential for cleansing and purifying water that flows from the north before it enters Florida Bay and Keys area off the southern tip of Florida. It also provides much needed storage for a state that receives its annual rainfall in a feast or famine scenario, with months of drought necessitating surficial storage of water to feed natural systems and the growing public water supply need.
Remember that the marshlands of LA are also being hit with this fucking oil!!!!
Then there's the commercial fishing.
And it's not just the tar, it's benzene. Read the posts on GLP about what's happening to the workers in LA.
This is a real disaster.