We have a coal mine disaster and the situation in the Gulf gets more and more grim by the day:
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard officials said Monday afternoon that the oil spill near Louisiana was now covering more than 1,800 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico, and they have been unable to engage a mechanism that could shut off the well thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface.
The response team was trying three tacks to address a spill caused by an explosion on an oil rig last week: one that could stop the leaks within hours, one that would take months, and one that would not stop the leaks but would capture the oil and deliver it to the surface while permanent measures were pursued.
I certainly hope nothing crazy happens with a nuclear power plant at this point.
Speaking of nuclear, we need a serious Manhattan Project for clean, renewable energy — and NOW.