Oil spill clean up, a ‘shovel ready’ green job opportunity

Ironically, our latest fossil fuel disaster is providing some needed green jobs.

I just wish I could say it’s great to see America back at work.

So far, about 13,800 people “have responded” to the call to help minimize the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, prepare for the giant oil slick’s landfall and clean up the shoreline afterward, according to BP.

A welder works on a pollution containment chamber at Port Fourchon (Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard)

A welder works on a pollution containment chamber at Port Fourchon (Photo: Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard)