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BP Will Not Receive Safety Award This Year After All

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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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'With the Transocean oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico expected to exceed the Exxon Valdez spill, it doesn’t look like anyone over at the federal government is keen on handing over any safety awards to BP. In fact, BP should probably forget about safety awards for the next few years."

"The Interior Department was expected to host an event today to honor BP and other companies for its safety efforts, but the agency has changed its mind. The Interior Department’s Minerals Management Services was expected to host the event today and BP was up for two awards at the event. One of the awards was for “outstanding safety and pollution prevention performance.” Obviously, that seems like a sick joke now that we have 5,000 barrels of oil a day being pumped into the Gulf of Mexico from the leaking oil well."

Source: www.themaritimelawyer.com...



"B P should probably forget about safety awards for the next few years"
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- How about at least for the next decade at the minimum.
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And this is also another interesting find from 2002:
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BP AMERICA, INC., WINS FIRST PLACE GULF GUARDIAN AWARD

"The Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that BP America, Inc., will receive a first place Gulf Guardian Award for 2002 in the Business Category. The award will be presented to representatives of BP at the Clean Gulf Conference scheduled for Nov. 5-7, in Galveston, Texas.

Three years ago the Gulf of Mexico Program developed the Gulf Guardian awards as a method of recognizing and honoring the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive. The Gulf of Mexico Program began in 1988 to protect, restore, and maintain the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem in economically sustainable ways. Award entries were received from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. A first, second, and third place award are given each year in six categories individual, business, youth and education, nonprofit organizations, government, and partnership efforts.

The Gulf Guardian Awards take on special significance in 2002 as we celebrate 30 years since the passage of the Clean Water Act, said EPA Administrator Christie Whitman. The efforts of those being recognized as Gulf Guardians are key to our success as we address water issues. These award winners accepted the challenge and have joined us as we restore and protect our nation's waters for future generations."

"Environmental protection and education are critical to the success of BP's exploration and production operations," said BP Group Vice President Jack Golden. "The Gulf Guardian Award is very meaningful to BP, we are honored to receive it."

BP's award was based on a suite of environmental stewardship programs, as opposed to a single program. BP is actively involved in environmental education and protection programs that serve the Gulf of Mexico and it's surrounding coastal communities. BP's goals of causing no accidents, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment are tenets that permeate every phase of exploration and production operations. In 2001, BP produced one-half million barrels of oil equivalent/day, operated 305 producing platforms and 17 drilling rigs in the Gulf. At the same time, they reduced their environmental emissions -- both Green House Gases and oil spills escaping containment -- and invested dollars and human energy into various community, environmental and conservation projects. BP is determined to be an environmental leader, demonstrating social responsibility and sound stewardship in everything they do.

Gulf of Mexico Program Office Director Jim Giattina said, The Gulf Guardian Award exemplifies what the Gulf of Mexico Program is all about ‑‑ innovative solutions that come about when we pool resources and look for creative ways to positively impact our quality of life and economic well-being. We are all one Gulf community and have only one Gulf of Mexico. Projects like these are helping to protect our local coastal waters, which significantly contributes to the Gulf's beauty and value, said Giattina."

Gulf of Mexico Program Office
Mail Code: EPA/GMPO
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
228-688-3726
FAX: 228-688-2709

Source: www.epa.gov...
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Wonder if someone is going to ask for that award to be returned????

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And from airspoon's thread here at ATS:
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"BP's extremely long list of violations (in only a few short years)"

The London-based oil company, BP or Beyond Petroleum, has got to be one of the most reckless oil companies operating within the US boarders. In the last few years alone, BP has paid over $730 millions dollars in fines and settlements, plead guilty to two crimes and has been found liable for everything from willful neglect of worker safety rules to manipulating energy markets."

His thread is here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...







For those who may wish to know the current details of the company and history of B P in some of the most descriptive detail I have ever seen, go here:


www.solarnavigator.net...






[edit on 30-5-2010 by manta78]




posted on May, 30 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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No Sh*t Sherlock!

Sorry for the one liner, but that's all that needs to be said.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 11:30 AM
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They should be nominated for the Nobel peace prize instead for this timely and convenient distraction which could prove to eventually have great impact on the ability to find and drill for oil.

They have alone done more damage to the oil industry recently than anything else has.

Good job.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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No worries..............



Ask a BP Executive how much oil is actually spilling is like asking them what time it is.
They will provide a lengthly description on how watches are made but never tell you the time.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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I can't believe that they were even up for an award, that's incredible. They had more safety violations and environmental violations than any other oil company in operation.

--airspoon



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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I am surprised they didn't, Obama got a Nobel price for peace too didn't he?




posted on May, 30 2010 @ 01:48 PM
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Yep. It does kind of make one wonder, doesn't it?



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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I have posted another link found that shows that:

"B P Played A Key Role in the Botched Exxon Valdez Response:"

"Since a busted oil well began spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico a month ago, the catastrophe has constantly been measured against the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. The Alaska spill leaked nearly 11 million gallons of crude, killed countless animals and tarnished the owner of the damaged tanker, Exxon."

"Yet the leader of botched containment efforts in the critical hours after the tanker ran aground wasn't Exxon Mobil Corp. It was BP PLC, the same firm now fighting to plug the Gulf leak."

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com...

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posted on Jun, 1 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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And another link confirming this same story of the connection between the Exxon Valdez spill and the current spill by BP in the Gulf Of Mexico, since I am not able to edit the post any longer:

www.cbsnews.com...


and a little history on how long it took to clean up the Valdez spill:

"On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez, en route from Valdez, Alaska to Los Angeles, California, ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The vessel was traveling outside normal shipping lanes in an attempt to avoid ice. Within six hours of the grounding, the Exxon Valdez spilled approximately 10.9 million gallons of its 53 million gallon cargo of Prudhoe Bay crude oil. Eight of the eleven tanks on board were damaged. The oil would eventually impact over 1,100 miles of non-continuous coastline in Alaska, making the Exxon Valdez the largest oil spill to date in U.S. waters.

The response to the Exxon Valdez involved more personnel and equipment over a longer period of time than did any other spill in U.S. history. Logistical problems in providing fuel, meals, berthing, response equipment, waste management and other resources were one of the largest challenges to response management. At the height of the response, more than 11,000 personnel, 1,400 vessels and 85 aircraft were involved in the cleanup.

Shoreline cleanup began in April of 1989 and continued until September of 1989 for the first year of the response. The response effort continued in 1990 and 1991 with cleanup in the summer months, and limited shoreline monitoring in the winter months. Fate and effects monitoring by state and Federal agencies are ongoing. "

Source: www.eoearth.org...

[edit on 1-6-2010 by manta78]



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