"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
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Obama and the feds co-ordinated one of the largest cleanup operations in history.
Assisting Oil Spill Cleanup
Yep, no one cared :The response to the worst oil spill in U.S. history was unprecedented in scope, scale and technology. It included more than 45,000 people, 7,000 sea vessels, 150 airplanes and the cooperation of many government and industry groups. BP reported using "improved methods for tracking spilled oil and greater experience with controlled burns of oil on the water's surface and in mobilizing private fishing boats as skimmers."
Just because they couldn't seal the whole quick enough for your liking, doesn't mean he didn't care.
Of course it was gonna take time to plug the whole, no one had ever done such a thing before, bar using a nuclear weapon to glass it like the Russians did. I'm not exactly the biggest Obama fan, but all the bitching and moaning about "just seal the whole already Obama" crap was just annoying, if they coulda just sealed it, they would have.
The berms didn't, "help", because the oil never came far enough towards shore to reach the berms, which means that the berms didn't have a negative effect, either.
I know, I know, way too much reality at once for some folks.