Dear President Obama,
We write this letter concerning the worst man-made, and ongoing, environmental catastrophe of the modern era, and perhaps the worst calamity the entire hemisphere has ever seen.
We are truly perplexed why the US Federal Government has not taken complete command and control of the disaster area known as the Gulf of Mexico. It is, after all, full of oil and dispersants and corpses of every sort and kind. A foreign multi-national corporation (BP) was allowed to conduct the most risky and highly experimental deep-sea drilling for oil and gas without proper permits, federal oversight and regulatory regime that would have prevented this avoidable event.
We wonder out loud why the US Government has not declared this a federal disaster area. Yes, we hear that only natural disaster areas can be declared as such, but this is the worst environmental disaster in US history. Please, President Obama, declare the Gulf of Mexico a disaster area, so that the concerned Gulf States can receive the necessary federal aid to protect themselves from the Black Wave that is around the corner. To stand by and watch this tragedy of epic proportions unfold without taking decisive presidential action is completely unacceptable.