I grew up in La before the clean energy age...Locals called it 'Cancer Alley'. We were told the chemical waste pouring from the big Chemical Companies that were being dumped straight into the Mississippi River (I saw the drain pipes while the gunk was being dumped).Oil companies as well as many others companies were doing the same and/or worse.
We were told the chemicals just broke down naturally in the River along with th cleaning chemicals they added. We had nothing to worry about as nature and chemicals would soon just eat away the waste/oil/etc. Sound familiar? That was in the 1960s...if nothing else couldn't they get more inventive about their ability to wave their special device that made everything right again.
Oil in the Gulf may not be seen but the BP sprayed chemicals may have only sunk the oil below eye level and broken them into harder to define molecules, but something is there. It just doesn't go away no matter how many commericials BP runs.
This sounds contradictory, but please don't stop going to stay at the Gulf beaches. Good hard working people need your support and you can be sure the food (and man can they cook!) is safe and will taste this side of heaven. I think if you are able to go, it would ver a shame to miss even one glorious sunrise or sunset.
May I appalude for Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddox, Keith, and the many other porters, newscasters and local parrish and county officals that not only talk the talk but walk the walk? You will never know me but I sit at home and cheer for you on the same way I cheer when I am watching a Saints football game. THANK YOU for staying with the story.