43 days....and the solution is nowhere in sight. BP, the Government, and the News Media keep talking about how technologically advanced BP is with their drilling operations. What good does that do if you can't fix what you started? To me, it is the equivalent of needing heart surgery and you go to one of the world's best cardiologists. The doctor performs open heart surgery on you with skilled perfection, but ultimately, they haven't figured out how to sew you back up afterward. It doesn't do a lot of good if you can't complete the task.
I'm also seeing increasing reports on the news stating that boycotting BP stores will only hurt the local owners. Whereas I can understand that to a point, it also makes me mad. There should be more outcry about the fishing and tourism industries losing their livelihoods. People are mad and if BP wasn't so busy contradicting themselves, people may have more sympathy. Unfortunately, the gas stations are what have the companies logos on them, making them the easiest target. I have become more aware of my usage of petroleum, and have been trying to cut down my consumption and will continue to pass information along to others.
I didn't start this Boycott BP twitter account until 11 days after the explosion on Deepwater Horizon. From the beginning, BP was busy telling the media that they had it under control. Not knowing what I know now, I chose to believe them. Had they taken responsibility from the get-go, I probably wouldn't be sitting here with this blog and Twitter page.
Please continue to send me feedback of anything you would like to see posted here, and also send along any protest info you may have so I can post it here and on Twitter. As the Twitter page grows, it is getting more difficult to sift through the @replies. Please feel free to send any info or feedback to: BoycottBP2010@gmail.com.
Thanks again for all your support!