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5. create an alternative to oil
Originally posted by nite owl
NEW NEWS, the nuke option is back on the table. BP admits to bigger problem and cannot make the obama dead line to fix. BP is ordering everything off of the water and people being escorted away from the DROP ZONE. Gee, now that BP polluted the water, now they are going to put radiation in there too. hmmmmm
Originally posted by nixie_nox
This isn't Katrina. This is our Chernobyl. And if it goes on much longer, worse then Chernobyl.
Originally posted by apacheman
Try to wrap your mind around the fact that the world has changed permanently now: we will be living with the consequences of this for generations to come.
Originally posted by apacheman
This disaster...catastrophe...we lack a word to properly define this event...is not yet a completed mistake, but every voice that diminishes the severity of the problem and thereby reduces focus, resources, and urgency moves us ever closer to it being so.
People should be scared.
This is genuinely scary.
There's no shortage of folks to blame for the spill
Full List: The Dirty Dozen
1. John Browne ~ The former CEO presided over a period of dynamic expansion at BP,
but his cost-cutting may have contributed to the company's checkered safety record.
He stepped down in 2007 amid inquiries into his personal life.
2. Tony Hayward ~ BP's current group CEO is in charge of the company most
responsible for the spill, and his succession of gaffes hasn't built confidence.
Despite a flurry of calls for his firing, Hayward has the public support of BP's board
3. Chris Oynes ~ A top Interior Department official who, until he retired May 31,
oversaw offshore oil- and gas-drilling for the Minerals Management Service (MMS)
and before that supervised Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases for 12 years.
4. Doug Suttles ~ The British energy giant's chief operating officer for
exploration and production. He's been at the center of BP's efforts to
contain the spill, a seemingly haphazard process that included the failed
top-kill and junk-shot methods.
5. and 6. Dick Cheney and George W. Bush
7. The American Driver
8. Barack Obama
9. Ken Salazar
10. S. Elizabeth Birnbaum
11. Steve Newman
12. Tim Probert
Read more: www.time.com...
yes the deepwater drill borehole did hit a massive & extremely high pressure 'pocket'of gas & oil, est. at 12k PSI @ 20k ft down
...and the resulting blowup of the borehole, casing & the rig...
has fractured and compromised the strata in a manner yet to be discovered.
Bottom Line: 'someone' decided to drill that deep, in that particular location, a task without protocol...
if the enterprise venture would have been discussed
in a comprehensive way by a committee of minds, perhaps the project to tap into deepwater , potential reservoirs of oil some +20,000 feet down, and 400° F. would have been shelved, until technology was ready to work with high-pressure, high-temperature wells...
Originally posted by Rockerchic4God
You are absolutely right. This is an extinction level event (ELE). To what degree, and whether humans will be part of that destruction remains to be seen, but this is not some conspiracy theory or "what if" speculation.