A grandmother made me rethink all the bio-remediation hype. We were talking about oil in the Gulf when she said, "Those oil-eating bacteria -- I think they're causing skin rashes." My mind reeled. Could we have missed something so simple?
We believe that dispersant spraying across the Gulf of Mexico, from Louisiana to the western Florida panhandle, has continued unabated since July 19, when the seafood safety panel claimed the last dispersants were sprayed.
The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.