It’s happened again to the people of Louisiana, a disaster whose effects could last for generations has found it’s way to the mouth of the Mississippi. Oil.
For years, we’ve been hearing the debate of drill versus don’t drill and mine versus don’t mine. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the price of digging and drilling for those resources that power our lives.
I’m not here to judge people from either side. There are reasons, both good and bad, why we need these resources. And there are reasons, both good and bad why we should not go that way.
I’m sure the people at BP are fine people who felt they did all they could. And, I’m sure the owner of the mine never intended for it to collapse. Those are things that happen when we challenge Mother Earth for her offspring.
But, this should serve warning to all of us to reduce our need for these resources. The price will get higher and higher as these resources become more scarce. And, both of these companies would not have been digging and drilling if there wasn’t a market.
It is time we really take charge of our energy needs. We need to find a way to harness the wind and the sun and the water. It is time we go for the real long term solutions, not the short term idea.
Expensive? Yes. But, the cost will be even greater in dollars, lives and the environment if we don’t.