Kevin Costner and his wife just had a baby less than a week ago, and he’s already back to work! He visited Washington, D.C. today with one topic on his mind: to offer a "partial solution to the tragedy unfolding in the Gulf."
Unbeknownst to many, Costner’s brother Dan is a scientist, and the two have been developing oil separation machines under their company Ocean Therapy Solutions that are designed to respond to massive oil spills for 15 years.
Costner explained to the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee that the machine which he invested $26 million in, could not alleviate the entire oil spill problem, but said it should be considered for other smaller spills that occur every year and that "there has to be responsible action at this moment."
"What I can provide is a technology that is available immediately, a technology that will allow rigs to resume operation and put people back to work,” he said.
In addition to Costner’s efforts, Director James Cameron, an ocean-technology buff, met with scientists and other experts last week in Washington to come up with possible fixes for the leak.
One of the bottom lines, according to Costner, is "We are all at fault here. It's just too easy to blame BP," the actor said. "What we need to do now is come together."
We’re so impressed! Celebrities are always tied to different issues in Washington these days, but Costner is bringing a solution! Way to go!