My Thoughts on President Obama’s Oil Spill Speech

Filed Under (Disasters, Policies and Issues) by Alexa & Cindy on 15-06-2010

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I watched President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office tonight, with my family.

It brought up a lot of anger and sadness in me on one hand.  I was thinking of what my new ocean friend Skylar said about BP, “what is wrong with them people!?”

And I started to think about all of the things he said we’re doing to stop the oil: first, it doesn’t seem like enough things to me.

Second, it’s 2 months 2 late. Too late for the ocean and its wildlife, too late for the coast’s residents who make their living off of the ocean.

The president says we need to end our oil addiction. And my family and I agree.

On the second hand,  as I watched the speech, I kept wondering, HOW do we do this soon enough? And WHEN do we need to have it done by? To me, it seems that oil is in (almost) everything.

I would like to hear from all of my readers: tell me what YOUR ideas are – long comment or short, let me know what you thought about the president’s speech, and what you think we should do about all the oil we use in our lives.

I can’t wait to hear from you.


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Alexa, you are learning (sadly) that there are no easy answers. You have already seen 2 major disasters in your lifetime…hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill. How we respond to a such major catastrophes is what is important.

You ARE making a difference! You got started right away. BP didn’t! And our government didn’t! It is very hard to know the right answers. Americans are used to ” having it all”. Unfortunately, we have not figured out how to “have it all” and save our planet at the same time!

But you are doing something – so is your new friend Skylar. Keep asking those questions! Someone has to answer sooner or later!

I’m very proud of you, Alexa!

Thank you very much, C, for your encouraging words. I will do all that I can. ~Alexa

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