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MMS and big oil’s ‘torrid affair’

Satirist Steve Brodner illustrates the torrid affair between the Minerals Management Service and the oil industry: “Eleven lives lost, and untold horrors to come: ecological, humanitarian and economic.”

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  • Gil

    Meanwhile oil continues to flow into the Gulf destroying the Ocean environment and killing sea life. We only see what washes up on shore.
    The destruction and killing continue.

    This contributes absolutely nothing to what we should be focusing on which is to stop that leak permanently and begin the long long process of cleaning up the mess. The Ocean can never be restored, the beautiful sea life lost can never be replaced. Nature cannot file a claim or lawsuit. Mother Earth needs our help.

    After reading about the fact that there are areas with NO cleanup workers working I feel more resolved than ever to help so I have chosen to partner with Global Green USA to help. Global Green USA is a proven entity and located an office in New Orleans to help rebuild after Katrina. They are well positioned to help with the Oil Spill now. So while BP makes empty promises about paying “Legitimate” claims Global Green USA needs our help to take action now. BP is not doing the job.
    A $5 contribution is all we’re asking and you get music in return. I am proud to donate to their effort and hope you can contribute:

    PS: Links to Global green USA (a 4 star charity) are included so you can see what they are about.

  • Gil (not the same one as previous commenter!)

    I just caught the end of this clip on PBS, saw you sign your name at the end and immediately googled you so I could watch it again. I love the combination of stills, animation, photos and live action of your drawing that you used to make your point. I’m absolutely visual, so watching this gave me a much quicker, clearer understanding of the connections than I could get from reading dry paragraphs about it. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing more of these!