BP Oil disaster…….
May 28, 2010
This saddens me since the estimates are upwards of 18 million gallons of oil spilled.
That’s more than the Exxon Valdez spilled in Alaska. And, twenty years later they are still finding sand in the beaches there.
I thought this was interesting.
Timeline: What did the media say about Bush after the Exxon Valdez?
May 27, 2010 – 10:35 ET
Remember—we’re now 37 days into the BP oil spill.
3/24/89 – Valdez accident
4/7/89 – 14 days later
“It took him a while to make up his mind. Fourteen days after the oil began pouring out of the Exxon Valdez into Prince William Sound, President Bush has ordered the federal government to take over control of the effort to clean it up, which makes it a hotter political issues, too little too late the Democrats are crying up on Capitol Hill.” – Peter Jennings
4/8/89 – 15 days later
“Decision to send troops (and equipment) is long overdue” – Dallas Morning News
4/15/89 – 22 days later
ALASKAN OIL SPILL; CRISIS NOT UNDER CONTROL DESPITE ALL THE PROMISES….
THE inexcusable delay in the cleanup of the Exxon Valdez oil spill continues. More than a week after President Bush expressed interest in the catastrophe, little federal help has arrived on the oil-soaked beaches of Prince William Sound…” – Seattle Times
Now, we are far further in, to a much bigger spill, where the government is doing much less—and the media is just (sort of) starting to wake up.