This morning has been that way. It is 7 am and I’ve been up since 5:30. I have to meet with a professor in 3 hours and I am feeling so broken right now. The whole point of getting up early was to continue reworking my term paper outline/rough draft. I am writing a paper on the problems with the EPA and how Presidential and Congressional deregulation efforts have placed us in a situation where the EPA does not have accurate funding, cross government support and a record of effective judicial backing in enforcement and penalties to maintain it’s directives effectively. So I’m doing my best to stay focused, I mean I got up at 5:30 to work!
As I continue my research efforts, new things start popping up at me. Sometime in the last several days I wrote about how we have had major and minor oil spills and our news media isn’t covering it. It’s like there was a secret executive order to maintain silence on these matters. The FAA even went so far as to declare a broken pipeline Tar Sands / Bitumen spill in Mayflower, Alabama a No Fly Zone while reporters attempting to access government officials are threatened with jail for trespassing. Yes I said No Fly Zone. Maybe you remember how we maintained a NFZ on Saddam Hussein so he couldn’t pester the indigenous people of Northern Iraq with chemical missiles in the 90’s or how after September 11, 2001 the nation’s airspace was shut down. That’s a no fly zone. No look see, don’t come around here – kind of action. I wonder if there are military planes enforcing this…. anyway I digress.
This morning, I found this :
Montana. Oil is bubbling up to the ground and entering waterways. Clean up efforts continue to show PAPER TOWELS being used to clean things up. So this morning, my spirit is crying deeply. I won’t turn on the TV because I’m supposed to be working I have a paper to write and it’s due next week. I can’t seem to get away from this. This information leads me to understand that on top of Mayflower Alabama, the train derailment in Minnesota, and the pipeline leaks in Houston Texas, we now have a pipeline discharging oil in Montana. Does this upset you too? It upset me so much I had to put my paper down and type this out.
Please I can’t ask you enough, write your congressmen and other representatives! Then call your news agencies and ask them, why they aren’t covering this! Can you spend 10 minutes today, I just don’t have the strength or focus – I have a paper to write and grades to earn, and ugh – I haven’t even been awake 2 hours and I want to break down and cry!