President Obama pledged an all-out response Thursday to the massive oil spill now expected to reach the Gulf Coast within a day and dispatched top officials to the region to help coordinate defenses against the potential environmental disaster.
Obama promised to use "every single available resource" of government to help with the oil spill.
Earlier, federal officials announced inspections would begin immediately of all oil rigs in the Gulf and subpoena powers would be used in the gathering investigation. But the priority was to support the oil company BP PLC in employing booms, skimmers, chemical dispersants and controlled burns to fight the oil surging from the seabed.
"We are being very aggressive and we are prepared for the worst case," Coast Guard Rear Adm. Sally Brice-O'Hara said at the White House.
The administration rejected suggestions that the federal government was slow to act in dealing with the spill and expressed frustration with BP's inability to seal the ruptured well head. The government approved the start of drilling for a relief well and was considering approving a second one as industry and government officials worked on multiple fronts to contain the slick.
One day before Earth Day, a Louisiana British Petroleum off shore oil rig mysteriously blew up. This of course was just weeks after Obama announced his plans to increase drilling. Now we are hearing Obama is sending a swat team to all oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Was it terrorism? There could be two possibilities of terrorism.
Oil Rigs don’t just explode. It’s possible, but it’s not very likely. Could this be the act of environmental terrorists or could this be Middle Eastern terrorists who know if Americans increase drilling, their power decreases? These are two very likely possibilities. Obviously both groups don’t want Americans using their own oil. I always felt there was more to this story, as the media is building this story up to benefit the environmentalist, claiming its worse than the Exxon Valdez.
I remind you, the site of the Exxon Valdez was cleaned up and proved to be a profitable fishing area after the cleanup. This should be interesting to watch.
Obama, speaking from the Rose Garden, says the explosion is of national importance, and he is sending swat teams, Lisa Jackson, and the Department of Homeland Security to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate all oil rigs. Of course, there could be the possibility this is false-flag terrorism in order to strengthen the liberal position that drilling for oil is evil and dangerous to the environment.
The Interior Department said it has assembled a "swat team" of inspectors to review safety at offshore drilling rigs across the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency said separately that it has launched a network of monitor systems to evaluate air quality amid concerns that plans to burn off the oil slick in a controlled process could pollute the air.
Originally posted by alchemist2012
Man this taking a turn for the worst,this has got my weird-s#$t-o-meter going past 10 i live on the gulf coast and have not as of yet seen any strange going ons but if i do ill post
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
The government should have been preparing for this disaster 3-4 days ago or when it happened. The government cannot do anything nowadays. It's filled with morons and incompetent fools. This is going to be catastrophic. Washington is too little too late as usual.