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June 24th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Building Up America: Floridian trying to make the best of oil crisis

(CNN) – The full impact on the environment from the Gulf oil disaster is still impossible to know. But with all the worry and heartache, some people think this crisis could bring out the best in people in the region. Our Tom Foreman talked to one-such optimist for today's "Building up America" report.

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    The Republican politicians are so utterly corrupted by Big Oil, they could be seen as a Heroin addicts so hopelessly addicted to Heroin they'll gladly sell their family's heritage for another bag of Heroin no matter what that costs their family or neighbors.

    June 26, 2010 at 3:16 am |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    American scientists who spent five years shooting nearly 1,000 sperm whales with tissue-sampling darts discovered stunningly high levels of toxic heavy metals in the animals, according to a report obtained Thursday. The extremely high levels of cadmium, aluminum, chromium, lead, silver, mercury and titanium together are the highest ever found in marine mammals, the scientists say, warning that the health of both ocean life and the people who consume seafood could be at dire risk.

    That directly places 1 Billion people around the world directly at risk NOW because of Republican led American corporations that have dumped millions of tons of garbage and toxic waste into the Ocean not caring one iota about the consequences to the 'little people'.

    June 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm |