reply to post by saabster5
I say fine BP the amount of money it will take to clean this mess up and now.
We're talking billions of dollars.
They should be made to have to hire as many people as possible to not only clean this spill up but also wash off and care for the sea life, the
creatures that call this ocean home.
We need a heavy pollution tax levied on BP immediately and all of it goes towards the clean up of this oil spill.
I also think BP's license or ability to drill for oil should be revoked until such time they can prove to be more responsible.
As of yesterday we are talking 1.6 million gallons of oil.
Most people that do not work with oil have no idea how drastically this is going to effect our planet.
As the worst U.S. oil spill in decades began endangering the shoreline habitat along the Gulf Coast, documents emerged showing that British Petroleum
downplayed the possibility of a catastrophic accident at the offshore rig that exploded.
In its 2009 exploration plan and environmental impact analysis for the well, BP suggested it was unlikely, or virtually impossible, for an accident to
occur that would lead to a giant crude oil spill and serious damage to beaches, fish and mammals.
At least 1.6 million gallons (6 million liters) of oil have spilled so far since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers, according to Coast
Guard estimates. One expert said Friday that the volume of oil leaking from the well nearly 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface could actually
be much higher, and that even more may escape if the drilling equipment continues to erode.
"The sort of occurrence that we've seen on the Deepwater Horizon is clearly unprecedented," BP spokesman David Nicholas told The Associated Press
on Friday. "It's something that we have not experienced before ... a blowout at this depth."
Amid increased fingerpointing Friday, efforts sputtered to hold back the giant oil spill seeping into Louisiana's rich fishing grounds and nesting
areas, while the government desperately cast about for new ideas for dealing with the growing environmental crisis. President Barack Obama halted any
new offshore drilling projects unless rigs have new safeguards to prevent another disaster.
There isn't going to be a simple easy wipe it up clean up project. Crude oil is virtually impossible to get rid of. It's toxic as hell.
Again the loss of sealife is going to be tremendous and that cannot be replaced so maybe levy another fine on say some set amount per sea creature
that washes ashore dead from the crappy oil they are caked with.
Imagine you are swimming along minding your own business and all of a sudden your lungs fill with this stuff.
Most people say they are empathetic but really are not.
Now for people out there that like fish - what do you think the price of seafood is going to go up to when half the ocean's creatures we call
"seafood" are dead.
Supply and demand.
We are ruining our oceans and killing off massive amounts of sealife.
God, we have a island bigger than the size of Texas made up of plastic and other "garbage" floating around on the other side in the Pacific.
And it just keep getting worse.
[edit on 2-5-2010 by ofhumandescent]