Everyone on the Gulf Coast feels like they are in a nightmare that they can't wake up from. With the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill free flowing for over 81 days it is nightmare that everyone wants to end. Last week BP successfully capped the well and everyone waited as extensive tests were carried out to see if it actually worked.
I feel like we are in the Wizard of Oz movie where Dorothy's house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East and no one believed she was really dead. I personally wanted to wait a few days before posting the news…just to make sure I don't end up eating my words to moment I hit the "publish" button on the blog post.
As with the Wizard of Oz, we may have capped the oil leak and can have a quick celebration…but we now have a very long and arduous journey ahead to clean up over 81 days of free flowing oil. BP has been employing thousands of workers to clean up the oil spill. I see hundreds of workers congregate at key entry points of our beaches. It is an interesting sight as you see dozens of workers scour the beaches for any presence of oil.
The past two weeks we had family in town and we spent a few days on the beach and we watched closely wondering what they are cleaning up as we never saw any tar balls or any workers find anything. It would be great if they could maximize their time and clean up the few pieces of litter on our beaches, but I guess they are not paid to clean up trash…just oil.
So far the oil trajectory maps have been favorable with the oil moving west and our beaches remain beautiful and the water is stellar! Come on out and play we will save a spot for you on the beach!