Hello ATS community!
Please bare with me... this is my first thread on ATS. So please be kind. I am not the best with words and I am sorry if this has been already
started in a thread. I did search and not much has come up on the topic.
I feel I can't stay quiet anymore. Something needs to be done as a preventative for the oil heading to our beaches. This oil spill has pissed me off
enough and I am sure many feel the same. I feel I (WE) can't sit around just arguing and debating about the issue. Move aside BP and let US help!
Last I knew BP doesn't own the oceans and beaches? Right? Please correct me if I am wrong. This is our HOME! Our Earth! Our Planet! If we want to
prepare we should be able too... I would hope.
I have been reading and researching absorbent natural materials. The picture of the animals on the beach makes me sick to my stomach. I cried/was so
angered last night watching the Rachel Maddow show as they showed pictures of the animals covered in oil, that the booms are failing and the
possibility of an island being destroyed. A whole island where endangered species come and mate! What will become of OUR ecosystem? We live on a
fragile planet, that require a little TLC every now and then.
So I ask why can't the government, the people, whoever line our beaches to preserve what we have and save it the best we can before the oil hits?
There are plenty of natural resources out there that would not need inspection?
As I was researching I came across this about hemp:
"This product is a 50-50 mixture of hemp hurds and raw hemp fiber. It is a very porous material. This provides lots of absorbency and the free flow
of air and small molecules. The material is also naturally resistant to mold and bacteria. Put all that together and you've got one great all
natural growing medium. "
"Hemp hurd is a very absorbent material derived from the core of the hemp stalks. It looks similar to wood chips. Its porous nature allows the free
flow of air and small molecules. It is also naturally resistant to mold and bacteria. This quality makes it excellent as an animal bedding for both
small mammals and horses. "
"High quality absorbents
Hemp products are excellent absorbents used in horse stables, cat litter, or oil cleanups. They are more absorbent than wood shavings and compost
"It’s illegal to grow hemp in the United States because it’s related to marijuana, so any hemp used for the cleanup would have to be imported. If
hemp cultivation were allowed in the United States, we would have a real, renewable solution to this problem—and many others."
While BP is experimenting with "stopping" the leak..... (We) should be preparing our beaches and waterways in front of our businesses, homes, parks,
This is a disaster that will effect us for years to come. Our Earth as we know it may never be the same. Whole areas may need to be evacuated and
who knows what the damage if a hurricane was to hit the gulf. Just imagine the clean up then......
This is our planet, our Earth, our HOME! We do not want a dead zone. Will we look back years from now and tell our future generations about the time
we use to have a wonderful seafood industry, beautiful vacation spots, and culture so full of life?