On clear days, you can see the oil rigs off the coast of Carpinteria.
At night, they're lit up, and Tomas calls them pirate ships.
Each day we were at the beach, I thought about all those people along the Gulf Coast who have beaches that are as special to them as Carpinteria is to us. I thought of all the animal and plant life being destroyed. I thought of all the lives that will dramatically change.
Today is the 68th day of the BP oil disaster. I am disgusted, appalled, and angry.
Here is what I would like to say to BP:
I always tell my children if they made the mess, they have to clean it up. This goes for you, too. And when we go camping, we always try to leave the place better than we found it. I suggest you do, too.And here is my plea to the other oil companies and the government:
Make sure your acts are together, and don't let this ever happen again.