I do not disagree with your thinking but I think we are all to blame. We can't blame this one that one, lets look deeper and to the root,,,,,,the human species and greed. We are the ones that use it,,, "no market, no oil production". Not a sensible solution, but it is obvious either does anyone else have feasible solution, that could be implemented with everyone's approval.
With technology comes great responsibility and as a species we are failing. There has always been class distinctions and we base this on wealth and power. The one thing common with rich and poor (other than the obvious,, death) we strive for more for us and our families. We want 5 computers, 2 cars, a house we could loose ourselves in these are all examples of how all of our species see the need for getting ahead or keeping up with the other. With this mentality "where do we go?" next.
I like you feel bad that this oil rig blew up and sank. This will not change the fact that wild life, fish and man kind will suffer for years to come. As I write this I sit and wonder will this change things,,,, will we learn,,,, I think not ,,, darn I have to fill my gas tank tomorrow like millions of others.
Just a different view of who is to blame.
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