An all natural, non-toxic oil emulsifier that is completely biodegradable, and has been proven to work on an oil sludge in Wyoming, offers hope to residents of the Gulf Coast.
Update: Video report
The product is the work of an Ocala, Florida company named Global Petroleum Environmental Technologies. It’s called Ecosafe.
From FirstCoastNews ….. ” the U.S. Department of Energy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, a congressman, and a leading environmental agency have praised the patented Ecosafe.
But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not approved it, and until it does, Ecosafe cannot be used to clean up the Gulf oil spill.
You would think that an Administration that has made a living peddling hope would be all over this. Not this time, however.
Yesterday, Obama’s Secty of State reminded us of the Obama Mantra, “Never waste a good crisis.”
And, in an email sent out today, President Obama claimed that “… from the beginning, we have worked to deploy every tool at our disposal to respond to this crisis.
Well, not every tool, including one that is called, “most effective method of oil cleanup.” And not Ecosafe, either.
Obama has known from the beginning that the gusher would likely last for months. In fact, he was first briefed in April on how bad the spill would be. Some have concluded that Obama has decided to use this crisis to revive cap and trade legislation. Interestingly, the same EPA that is blocking Ecosafe has promised to implement cap and trade through regulatory procedures in the event that Congress fails to pass legislation.
Others have questioned if it is a red state-blue state thing. I’m not that cynical. Not yet, anyway.
Which brings me back to David Clark and Fernando deTorres of Ecosafe. They told FCN,
“There is a public out there without hope.
They think, ‘we can’t remediate our marshes.'”
Ecosafe is offering hope to the Gulf. Hope that is based on proven results, not rhetoric.
Are you listening Mr. President?
Update: Obama delivers knockout punch
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