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(40,373 posts)
Sat Apr 21, 2012, 02:53 PM Apr 2012

Send John Boehner a mutant shrimp picture


Send John Boehner a mutant shrimp picture

With mutant seafood devastating Gulf Coast fisheries, we are sending a picture of a mutant shrimp to Speaker John Boehner. We are including a petition telling Boehner to pass legislation mandating that fines paid by BP go toward clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast.

Please, add your name to the picture and the petition. The Senate has already passed such legislation with overwhelming, bipartisan support, and it is time for the House to do the same

To Speaker John Boehner:

It is time for the House of Representatives to join the Senate in passing legislation mandating that fines paid by BP go toward clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast.



Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 08:15 AM PDT.

"We've Never Seen Anything Like This" Mutations and Deformities in Gulf Seafood Post BP Spill

The words "We've never seen anything like it" are repeated by scientists, seafood processors and fishermen throughout the gulf region. A feature article from Al Jazeera English, http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/04/201241682318260912.html
Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists, examines the alarming abnormalities turning up in fish, shrimp, crab and other species since the BP oil spill.

BP's Deepwater Horizon spill and the subsequent, unprecedented dump of toxic chemical dispersants has damaged fisheries and affected the genomes of gulf seafood.

Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp - and interviewees' fingers point towards BP's oil pollution disaster as being the cause.
The Al Jazeera piece is a must read. I can't do it justice here with just a few paragraphs but here are some quotes from various fishers and scientists interviewed for the article. The eerily constant refrain of "we've never seen anything like this" runs through the piece.

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(53,475 posts)
1. "mandating that fines paid by BP go toward clean up and restoration of the Gulf Coast"
Sat Apr 21, 2012, 02:59 PM
Apr 2012

Where's the part demanding that there be sufficient fines to get the job done?


(40,373 posts)
11. doubt if they have the funds to mail actual shrimp,
Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:41 PM
Apr 2012

and most of the deformed shrimp would probably be kept for testing.


(39,909 posts)
10. An even better idea,
Sat Apr 21, 2012, 08:46 PM
Apr 2012

The Republican Convention is to be held in Tampa, Florida the week beginning on August 27th this year.
Lets chip in and send them ALL a Mutant Shrimp Cocktail!!!

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