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BP Oil Spill 2010

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We can only hope that this disaster will be a wake-up call that we need to seriously rethink our extreme dependence on oil as an energy source.

As Mark Morford writes in Behold our dark, magnificent horror:

As if oil wasn’t woven like oxygen into every single aspect of American life, as if fully 30 percent of domestic transportation fuel didn’t come from the gulf, as if shutting down a fraction of those wells wouldn’t re-devastate the economy, as if petroleum and coal weren’t powering the very energy plants that deliver the electricity that charges the iPhones that allows everyone to Tweet their angry complaints through all the various energy-sucking server farms the size of a small country.

These photos from are pretty disturbing, too, and really show how widespread the impact of the spill really is:
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