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We Are All Connected by Water: Our Elected Officials Must Be Held Accountable For Protecting This Natural Resource

By Mark Ruffalo

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 marked the four-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill (“BP Spill”). The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing. The procedures and technologies adopted, endorsed, and proven during the BP spill cleanup efforts have yet to become the standard. Instead of evolving, our officials are regressing — focusing more on damage control than solving the issue. Four years later, we ask why?

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Source: Huffington Post Green