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Re: The BP Oil Spill Just Doesn't Add Up
6/25/2010 3:07 PM
Robert Strait (6627) wrote:
I feel your pretty off base here Adriano, especially in your defense of BP. I think your comments ares misguided and insensitive.
Never forget that BP has a ton of self interest in reclaiming the oil, not just saving their public relations. It's this simple fact that, IMO, caused so much time to be wasted in trying "solutions" that involved being able to still reclaim oil, as opposed to just shutting the leak down. To do that wouldn't be in BP's financial interest's, would it? I believe this to still be at play when BP discusses "solutions", including relief well drilling. BP is the biggest corporate pig involved in this mess, and the entire spill is a result of their greed and incompetence.
I think perhaps you assume that BP has a significant amount of knowledge in dealing with this sort of problem...THEY DO NOT! They spend all their money and resources on trying to get oil, NOT on how to clean it up. For heaven's sake, Kevin Costner has put more thought and resources into such a venture with his centrifuge effort!
Off shore drilling should be illegal and should be ceased immediately, IMO. It's not safe and the amount of oil that is captured does not justify the environmental danger and damage.
The government definitely has earned critism, including Obama, but if you really want to blame some one, blame the previous administration who changed the laws to take power away from the government to respond to an oil leak accident, and put in the hands of the responsible corporation. Thank you Bush, thank you Exxon, thank you political corporate corruption.
At least Obama was tough enough to make BP put billions in escrow for people effected by this disaster, a move that is unprecedented.
If you are a European, you should be concerned not with defending BP, but with the natural gas drilling which could soon take place in your own backyard...a misguided venture that Europe is about to embark on due to their own energy shortages that would have catastrophic consequences on the environment and water supply.
Perhaps you need to read more "american history"...or better yet, current events.