Here is an article about the leaked findings from the presidential panel on the BP Oil Spill Disaster:
Check out this jackalope from British Petroleum’s asinine statement regarding his company’s perpetration of an ecological disaster of biblical proportion.
British Petroleum (BP) rep Randy Prescott made a comment to those worried restaurateurs facing rising prices for shrimp and oysters, “Louisiana isn’t the only place that has shrimp!” His office phone number is (713) 323-4093; his email is email@example.com. Give Randy a call or send an email and give this insensitive clod a piece of your mind. Snopes.com is confirming this is a true statement. Getting seafood from further away will cost restaurants more money AND the fact that seafood is available from places other than Louisiana does not help all those out of work fishermen. Now does it Randy!
No matter in what “context” this remark was made, it is just more evidence that British Petroleum is not putting this disaster in perspective. If it was an American company that did this in the North Sea and oil was all over England, Scotland and Wales, we would be the great capitalist Satan etc…
Plug the damn hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BP’s latest heavy mud effort to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has failed. The oil flow was too much for the heavy mud to cap the well.
So until next week, oil will continue to pour in the ocean unabated (18 million gallons and growing). Next week BP will try a new untested procedure to cap the well. This procedure involves a robot and cutting of the end of a pipe and placing a cap and seal over it. It could take 4 – 7 days to complete.
The is now the largest oil spill in US history and growing daily. The ecological and economic impact of this fiasco will be felt for 50 years! Up to 40 million gallons of oil could wind up in the Gulf before all is said and done.
The White House stated the leak is enraging as well as heartbreaking.
So guess what?? BP still has not contained the gushing oil that continues to pour into the ocean for a month now! The oil is moving its way inland and up the delta of the Mississippi River. Now Florida is possibly threatened. BP says it could be (sit down please) August until this thing in capped but “not to worry” because BP COO Doug Suttles is optimistic that the Gulf “will make a full recovery.” Well thanks Doug – we can all sleep better knowing that. Did you call Dionne Warwick and the Psychic Friends Network to get that info Doug???? Y’all have lost all credibility with me.
There has been a lot of finger-pointing and blame game but nobody, including the US Government, has done anything remotely close to stopping the oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. IMHO this is an environmental disaster of epic proportions and the US Government should be diverting any and all resources necessary to shut the oil off! Tell BP to go back to Britain. We’ll fix it ourselves and send those knuckleheads the bill!
Somebody better light a fire under some one or some thing before it’s too late.
Full recovery my patoot!
First of all, I didn’t realize there was more than one leak! The biggest oil leak is still gushing! The plan is to lower a 4 story containment dome over the worst leak and then hopefully concentrate on the last one. The dome will allow the oil to be funneled up to a rig on the surface.
Meanwhile, the weather is finally cooperating! Other methods of containment include a controlled burn of oil on the surface, skimmers, barriers and floating devices used to corral oil. The most risky method is the chemical dispersant idea. There is a link to that story below.