12 June, 2010

Gulf Coast

Hey everybody as you know my the Moms family is from the Gulf Coast region the oil from the spill has slowly begun to seep into their neck of the woods. But after a conversation with her brother last night the Mom is a bit....disturbed at what she heard.

I know we have all heard about the wonderful efforts of people across the country trying to do anything they can to help. Including one all of us in the blogosphere have heard plenty of the hair booms, many of us kitties have had our hair sent off in the hopes of helping out some Gulf Coasters.

But....

Word in the local news which Mom has never seen in national news is that they are not allowing them to use the hair booms or any other means to help clean up the oil spill!!!

She found this about the booms

Her brother also told her the people of his community have suggested constructing artificial sand bars, using hay to soak up the oil and it has all been denied by either BP or the federal government.

So if they are not going to allow the people to try to help their community what are they going to do?

6 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Such a sad thing :(

Jacqueline said...

Such a terrible situation and it doesn't look like it will be fixed for a while...Our Mom is from South Louisiana and the people around the Gulf definitely need a break...kisses to Tygana...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Alasandra said...

We has heard that the Audubon Society and other groups that help wildlife are having to sign non-disclosure clauses with BP in order to go into the areas where the oil covered wildlife need help.

Also our Mom has tried to volunteer but she has not been called by anyone. They just really need people with training but as far as she knows no classes/ training is being offered (Except in California). For $50 Mommy could take a class in California. Hello we does not live in California. ~AFSS

Alasandra said...

OH, we has also heard that the animal shelters in Louisianan need help ASAP. Many people are having to surrender their animals as they are out of work due to the oil spill and can't afford to feed them. Donations of dog and cat food are welcome as they are starting a food pantry to give free dog and cat food to people so they can keep their pets.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

The situation is catastrophic and the government and BP are a bunch of...well, we can't say...too dirty!

meowmeowmans said...

It absolutely breaks our hearts to see all the devastation. Purrs and prayers...

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