The BP response to the oil rig sinking and resulting oil leak is questionable, at best. At last report, 300 miles of coast will likely be affected,
ruining fishing and shrimping, thus the livelihoods of thousands.
The environmental impact is predicted to be worse than the Valdez oil spill in Alaska 20 years ago (which is still not fully cleaned up). Birds, and
sea life, and life on shore is in peril.
For these over 300 miles of coast to be affected, BP has only supplied 30 miles of boom to "corral" the oil. They are just now bringing in 60 more
miles of boom. It is too little too late.
Over a week after the spill!
The oil patch from the leak is only getting bigger...
With the elections in the UK, and the awful and lacking response from BP, will this affect the USA/UK relations? Already the two countries have
weakened ties. Will this exacerbate the weakening link of the countries in the long run?
Or could this be the death blow to the two countries' economies, leading to a final collapse??]
Or does the US government just say "Oh well, mistakes happen...so what if you created our worst environmental disaster?"
The costs of clean-up alone will hurt the US economy more than it is already...
I have a feeling if the US calls the UK company to task, if will strain relations with the UK government.
The clean-up costs combined with the loss of business in the Gulf area will be huge. Final economic collapse coming? Europe is still having money
What do you think?
[edit on 30/4/2010 by Chamberf=6]