VIDEO: Alabama Conservationist Keeps It Real About the Oil Slick
Matt | On 06, Jul 2010
Listening to talk radio gave me the heads-up on this incredible video and interview on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Alabama conservationist and private pilot, John L. Wathen, posted a very sobering video last week on YouTube about the Gulf Coast oil spill. He flew over several parts of the Gulf himself and videotaped death, destruction and more of the true scope of this tragedy. As suspected, Wathen feels that BP is probably not even telling us HALF of what’s really going on in the Gulf.
Wathen’s video contains images of hundreds of square miles of the oil-slicked water surface in the Gulf. He also was able to capture pods of distressed and/or dead dolphins that succumbed to the oily environment. He also saw a sperm whale covered in oil. It’s just some really SICK stuff that pisses me off even further about tragedy.
Well, the original video made the rounds on YouTube to the tune of over 400,000 hits in a week. Wathen also has a regularly-updated blog titled, BP Slick.
It’s amazing what types of images we see when people get honest and pull back the PR curtain that BP has obviously set-up! I applaud Wathen for exposing the hoodwinking that the Gulf Coast has been enduring.
P.S. – Officials confirmed that the first tarballs have now washed ashore in Texas, the only Gulf state so far to not be hit with oil. The effects of the disaster are only going to get worse from here.