Gulf Oil Spill Nail in Coffin - Maze Cartoon
Maze solution to the maze cartoon
editorial on how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the nail in
the coffin of off shore drilling.
Created by Yonatan Frimer.
The topic of this Maze Cartoon in the news:
How off shore drilling is affected by this gulf oil spill
Revokes Support for Expanded Offshore Oil Drilling
As the environmental disaster
unfolds in the Gulf of Mexico,
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said yesterday that he no
longer supports offshore drilling off the coast of Santa Barbara, NPR reported.
"You turn on the television and
see this enormous disaster, you
say to yourself, 'Why would we want to take on that kind of risk?' "
Schwarzenegger said at a news conference.
Despite the fact that state
democrats blocked a proposal last year
to allow expanded drilling, the governor had supported a new plan to
allow 30 new slant wells off Santa Barbara, the site of an oil platform
explosion in 1969 that polluted miles of shoreline.
On Monday, Schwarzenegger said his
support had been based on
numerous studies finding it was safe to drill. But now, "I see on TV,
the birds drenched in oil, the fishermen out of work, the massive oil
spill, oil slick destroying our precious ecosystem," the governor said.
Meanwhile, Louisina Governor Bobby
Jinal reported that the oil had
made its way to Louisiana's Chandeleur and Breton sounds, but officials
were having trouble finding it, nola.com reported
“Newspaper photojournalist Chris Granger said he could see no
concentrations of oil on the barrier islands' beaches, currently a key
nesting sight for a wide array of shore and water birds,” the article
“Two birds found in the oil
slick were recovering at a rescue
center — a gannet found Friday and a brown pelican found sometime
between then and Tuesday,” according to the Associated Press.
(To see how trained officials clean birds, check out this article.)
“'We’re preparing for the worst,'
said Jim Hood, the attorney
general of Mississippi, referring both to the spill itself and the
possibility of fierce legal struggles. The state has been taking photos
and video of coastal areas and counting fish and birds, he said, to
have a record of what exists before the oil arrives," a New York