For the first time in 87 days it seems that there is no oil flowing freely into the Gulf of Mexico waters. Better late than never but the damage has been done. This damage is going to hound us for years if not decades.
There has been some very serious harm done to very fragile environments and there is still the question of compensation. For the time being, BP Oil seems to have stopped giving out checks. We are told that people have been going to the claims offices and they have walked away empty handed. It is possible that they are waiting for the new front man to start working and the changes and requirements that he is going to institute. But we have to keep in mind that most of these people are working folks, people who for the most part live from pay check to pay check.
The oil has stopped…so it seems…and the problems and the restitution of those harmed and the restoration of the environment is going to begin. Let us hope that the Obama government is assertive enough and demands that BP lives up to its responsibilities.