Hazardous Material -- Petroleum
It finally happened. An ecological disaster right in the heart of the "greens" homeland--San Francisco. It's outrageous. The most ardent protectors of the environment couldn't stop it. Now the beaches are screwed up, the endangered birds are dying or looking for somebody to save them, and the tide pool have become cesspools.
Even the San Franciscans are not immune to oil-spill disasters. I think its time we stopped relying upon such an environmentally and politically hazardous material such a petroleum. Maybe not the complete solution, but nuclear energy technology has been around a long time and it could drastically reduce petroleum consumption if it were allowed to be deployed. Safe? How may birds were killed at Three Mile Island?