Tuesday, May 4, 2010

This Oil Ride Essay

Linh Dinh's short essay on landmarks in our century plus oil ride. A very nice synopsis.

Culiminating in:
"...2010 - Floating 5,000 feet above the ocean floor, a British Petroleum rig was drilling 30,000 feet into the earth's crust when it exploded, then sank over its drill hole. 210,000 gallons a day are spilling as I'm writing this, and they won't be capped any time soon. This is no tanker breaking up, my friends, but the raped earth spewing what we've been demanding so relentlessly for over a century now. A monstrous ecocide, this is too fitting an end to our reckless oil ride...."

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