posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:16 PM
I'm bored of this typical yankee over-reaction just because it has happened 'at home' rather than half way round the world. Boo frigging hoo. Other
nations have had to deal with it before and none of those have whined half this much. The gulf spills in '91 and the Amoco Cadiz spring most readily
The well blew out, the operation to contain it failed, it won't stop gushing until the relief well is drilled which could take some time. Simple.
As to the usual "big oil is evil" brigade, get a life and get a clue. I keep seeing this unsubstantiated crap about "profits at any cost" yet have
any of the people who say this crap ever worked for an oil major? Generally not or they would know what type of environment these people (especially
shipping and offshore elements) work in.
In the main, oil majors will stick to the letter of the law when it comes to procedures. If there is a regulation, there is a work procedure
conforming to it. Maybe the finger of blame needs to be pointed at your own regulations, though knowing what I do about US legislation where there is
even the slimmest potential for marine pollution, then I don't think there is any problems there either.
# happens, people died, the company will lose a lot of money but survive and a load of people get to go through the whole bleeding-heart,
hand-wringing, finger pointing # that they enjoy so much.
Stop berating Obama for "doing nothing" because there is nothing he can do. "We're going to take the operation off BP's hands." yeah, that will
work, because you have way more experience, expertise and contacts than BP don't you? Nope, the containment efforts are in the best hands, you guys
just concentrate on the clean up.
As for the sea life and those poor, poor birds... I honestly couldn't give a damn. Controversial point of view these days where the wellbeing of a
dumb animal plays much higher on the conscience of westerners than the sufferring of humans who simply happen not to live nearby. The birds will breed
again, and things will get back to normal. It certainly won't take the hundreds of years people are bandying about willy nilly either. Sennen Cove is
a great example; decimated by the Torrey Canyon disaster, situation made worse by bungled cleanup efforts and its now one of the nicest beaches in
England and a great place to go surfing.
PS. Never worked for BP, but have worked for other oil majors and know from friends who work at BP that their policies and procedures are almost
PPS. Glad to see the anti-British rhetoric seems to have stopped. BP is about as British as British Columbia. It used to be owned by the British
government, but then so did your country. Following such ridiculous logic, they are our beaches to mess up anyway.