By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
As we await the landfall of the giant growing BP oil blob, the news compass has been whirling, pointing at at a raft of problems related to offshore oil drilling, and a few not related to offshore drilling.
Problem Number One: Money buys good PR
Yesterday we heard about how The New York Times quoted a fellow with a Texas-based conservation group as saying the oil spill wasn’t so terrible.
“The sky is not falling,” said Quenton R. Dokken , a marine biologist and the executive director of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, a conservation group in Corpus Christi, Texas. “We’ve certainly stepped in a hole and we’re going to have to work ourselves out of it, but it isn’t the end of the Gulf of Mexico.”