I've heard it said that that that oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico would not be nearly as bad as it is if they had not deliberately sank the rig. By doing this, the oil is now gushing at the bottom of the ocean rather than burning off at the top. Who made the decision to sink the rig? I have not heard the answer to this. Then again, some say it collapsed without help.
Some of the chemicals they are using to help control the oil may be doing as much damage than the oil. Some of the employees who were on the rig used the word “detained” and “forced to sign wavers” to describe their treatment after being rescued after the initial explosion.
A bunch of people who live along the Gulf Coast are asking the question “What would be different if this had happened along the East Coast?” That is a fair question. Hasn't drilling been opened up along the East Coast recently? I'm sure more than a couple people along that side of the country are muttering the same question.
Elisabeth Burnbalm lost her job. I'm really not sure why they bothered. Who is going to taker her place? Will they do any better of a job. Who put her there? Are they going to loose their job? I think not.
This has been called an “Environmental Catastrophe” by execs at BP. Note, they took over a month to call it by that label.
I've lost track of how many things have been tried to stop the flow of oil out of the ground at the bottom of the ocean. They used a big box, a smaller box, shoving stuff down the hole, welding, and a bunch of other stuff. One expert said if nothing were done, there is enough oil under that hole to keep ejecting oil at the current rate for the rest of all our lives. Keep trying BP.
This is Obama's Katrina. People are pointing fingers at his administration and asking “Where the hell were the feds?” “What did the inspections show before this [insert big scary word]?” “Why weren't we prepared?”
There are words like “suspend” “cancel” and “moratorium” being thrown around when talking about offshore drilling. I know a lot of people who work in offshore. I hope they do not suffer.
How many cluster fucks does it take to loose confidence in a U. S. president? We have become too used to having a lackey upon whom to lash all our woes too large to deal with on our own. Cluster fucks happen.