A Snapshot of a Disastrous Energy Policy

Think Progress has some images from AP photographer Charles Riedel. CNN's Anderson Cooper filed this report last night from Grand Isle on birds drenched in oil as a result of BP's underwater gusher:

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That kind of impact is what is needed to change things. I think of it as the AA principle.

It seems that, among alcoholics who call themselves recovering, the sentiment is "when you hit bottom, it's either the educational event telling you that you must change, or you die."

BP lesson of the year: Oil and water don't mix.  

Those seagulls hitting bottom should be our new teachers after yet another repeat of a lesson that's as old as human history: