Petroleum is a resource that could benefit humanity for many thousands of years, instead, policy
on petroleum is in the hands of a few that has convinced society to guzzle like mad. We could enjoy the same or better quality
of life on 1.50th the amount of petroleum but greed and stupidity get in the way! My environmental awakening happened
in the year 2000. I helped my mother move to the Sierra foothills in 1986. When I spent time there in the year 2000 to help
her move to Mexico, I noticed a big difference in the air quality and the health of the plants. I could smell Sacramento from
her balcony. I also thought back to when I was 12 and rode my bicycle around in Hayward, California. Whenever a group of automobiles
drove by, I could feel the emissions flowing through my body.
Apologizing to BP?? They
were the ones who kept pump prices a few cents cheaper the last 20 years at ARCO by bribing Minerals Managemet Service officials
instead of investing in the proper preventative and emergency equipment.