"Industrial complexes & intensive agriculture create waste. That doesn`t excuse us from making every effort to remedy the situation." I guess that would include the bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant last summer that caused horrific pollution to our shores in Lebanon. The oil spill is unlike anything that's ever happened in the region. And, it was on purpose. So, yes, I see what you mean.
from the article: Study: Israel is biggest polluter in eastern Mediterranean