Hair-Raising Efforts Blunted By BP
If you’ve picked up a copy of Oak Cliff People then you’re already familiar with Annette Jensen (pictured cutting hair above) and Sweet200′s plan to collect excess hair clippings and ship them off to Matter of Trust to aid in cleaning up the ginormous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Well, it looks like the whole situation just got a lot hairier. The San Fran Chronicle brings word today that BP said no way Jose to all the hair being shipped for the oil-cleanup efforts.
But over the weekend, BP and the Coast Guard said they would not be using hair booms because the artificial ones worked better. At least one expert agrees that hair isn’t the best option for cleaning up spills.
The BP-Coast Guard announcement left Matter of Trust president Lisa Gautier confused. She claims:
“One department at BP told us to open the floodgates and send all the hair we could find. But on Friday another department in the same building told us they couldn’t use the hair.”
For those of you with unused follicles among the 450,000 pounds already collected, we feel for your loss, but at least you don’t have to walk around looking like these Llamas.