Friday, May 28, 2010

Obama Visits Louisiana Oil Spill Site

U.S. President Barack Obama (center)

After taking a battering yesterday during a White House press conference and in various publications, for not doing enough during the Louisiana oil spill, which has been dubbed his "Hurricane Katrina," U.S. President Barack Obama, flew to the region today to view the damage.

Thus far, the "top kill" solution utilized by BP, Transocean and Halliburton, in an effort to plug the gushing oil well, located an unprecedented 5,000 feet below the sea, via pumping it with mud and tough debris, has not been ruled successful. However, efforts are ongoing.

The damage to wildlife and the ocean, is rather regrettable. One cannot help but be sad viewing the damage to our environment that is spreading in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic.

By all appearances, the oil companies did not wish for this to happen, as it seems to be an accident. It has surpassed the Exxon Valdez oil spill in scale and financial damage.