There's no greater wildlife crisis in the world than what's happening in the Gulf right now, and it will take a dramatic step-up in personnel and money and a more coordinated and strategic approach to face this challenge.
Mr. President, in addition to demanding BP put billions of dollars into escrow to pay for restoration, require BP to deposit $2.5 billion into an independent foundation as part of the fines the Justice Department needs to make them pay.
Obama was slow to react to the disaster. Luckily for him, the disaster itself is happening in slow motion as well. It is definitely not too late for Obama to lead. He can still redeem himself and his image.
No one can deny the Gulf has been altered in a manner that will affect it for generations and recovery is not a certainty. No more knowledge is needed to understand this catastrophe. Death expands with the slick.
According to ExxonMobil's CEO: "It is our duty as Americans to recapture this important record for the Red, White and Blue. No one should foul our beaches and destroy the lives of the people of the Gulf Coast except an American company."
In the period I've known Telley S. Madina, Sr., I've been struck by his love for his native New Orleans, and by his passion for people and community. Here, Telley answers my questions (including a great timeline of events).