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Tired of Bad News

The Associated Press reports, "Vast amounts of natural gas contained in crude escaping from the blown Gulf of Mexico oil well could pose a serious threat to marine life by creating 'dead zones' where oxygen is so depleted that nothing lives."

I and about millions of other people are looking forward to the day when there is no more bad news coming from the Gulf of Mexico. A lot of us are sick and tired of hearing about British Petroleum. We don't want to see anymore pictures of dead and dying oil soaked wildlife, or listen to a fisherman tell his sad story about what has happened to fishing. We wish this story of the biggest oil spill and ecological disaster in recent US history would just go away.

And yes, millions of us know this story will be around for a long time. The damage will be around for a long time. The Gulf and many of the people of the Gulf will never recover. Much of the damage will never be undone.