• Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Drilling oil, Russian roulette

How can people not see what oil drilling does to our environment and what one spill could do to our community? Maybe the chances of it happening are low, but look at recent spills in Charlotte, Virginia; the Gulf Coast in Florida, or even the long ago one of Exxon/Valdez. “ Oil spills take an enormous toll on human communities, and are grim reapers

of fishes, turtles and other endangered and threatened wildlife.”

The problems caused by just one spill would be devastating to our coastline for many of the following reasons:

1. destroy the beaches and coastal waters

2. harm and kill wildlife

3. cause negative effects on the fishing industry

4. cause ten or more years of clean-up and restoration at a huge expense

5. destroy the tourism industry for years (if it would ever recover)

6. poison our streams, marshes and lakes and in the process, destroy our drinking

water

7. fail businesses with emptying of storefronts, restaurants and major stores

8. and most of all, decline property values more than during the recession and

would probably never return

Don’t let the drilling occur off our coasts. Let’s work to keep our beaches pristine and waters clear. We have one of the most undamaged coastlines on the east. Let your voice be heard by the lawmakers that “think” this would be a boom to our economy; let them know that drilling for oil is like playing Russian Roulette.

Deborah Morgan

Pawleys Island

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