July 16th, 2010 · by Ken Rohla · Filed Under: Water
One of the reasons I continue to be hopeful about the future of our planet and its people is that I have seen and worked with solutions for many of the problems that we are creating: pollution, toxic energy production, our disconnect from nature and ourselves, the triple evils that Martin Luther King spoke of: war, poverty, and racism, etc.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is yet another example. There have been microbe techologies around for decades that can remediate polluted water, including eating oil. Teruo Higa, agriculture professor from Okinawa, Japan, for example, created “Effective Microorganisms” or “EM” that can remediate polluted water, and has many other uses. Oppenheimer Biotech has a microbe mixture they have developed that can eat oil and break it down into nontoxic FISH FOOD, in minutes! In the early 1990s this Texas company was supported by Texas land commissioner Garry Mauro and Texas Water Commissioner Buck Wynn III, who in an effort to supplement the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990, got the Texas legislature to pass the 1991 Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act (OSPRA) to protect Texas’s coastal waters, natural resources, and marine life from the 900+ oil spills that occur each year there. Say what?! Nine hundred Texas oil spills per year?! Why isn’t that reported on the mainstream media? The act created oil disaster response teams stationed on the coast of Texas to quickly bioremediate any offshore oil spills. Why has this not been done for the BP oil spill, and why is Oppenheimer Biotech and other companies like it, such as Teraganix, SCD Probiotics, Natural Plus Plus, and Teruo Higa’s company, EMRO, not on the forefront of BP oil spill the news?
As you can see in this amazing video, it’s not because the technology is untried or ineffective. These microbes can eat vast amounts of oil in minutes. A large oil spill can be cleaned up in a few weeks with no toxic side effects. BP claims there is no better alternative to the extremely toxic “dispersant” Corexit 9500 it is using (and in which it has a financial interest). Yet, clearly bioremediation has been brought to their attention via Mauro, Wynn, and Oppenheimer’s efforts. Mauro went on to write a book about his experience, Beaches, Bureaucrats, and Big Oil: One Man’s Fight for Texas. Check out the video below!
— Ken Rohla