A double tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico has people concerned. An oil rig exploded in the gulf, with several workers on the rig killed and many more injured. Now, the second tragedy is still developing…as a massive amount of oil continues to flow into the gulf daily. Teams are busy trying to cap off the oil, but damage has already been done, and fragile ecosystems along the coast of the U.S. will be affected. So, what can be done in the future to prevent this from happening? First, we need to develop safer ways of getting oil from the ocean floor. Second, we need to have containment measures in place to respond should another tragedy like this one happen. Third, we need to continue exploring other ways of producing safer, more environmentally friendly energy sources.