posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 01:27 PM
I fear our good intentions may have created a monster. BP asked the world for oil spill / gusher response ideas, without hiring enough people to be
able to sort thru those ideas in any amount of time worth a damn. But now they are armed with these ideas, and in the future may try to become the
worlds leading oil response profiteers.
I know I tried to rally for solutions:
Gulf Oil Gusher SOLUTIONS ONLY thread.
And I still think we alone came up with some great ideas that could have worked.
But it wasn't until 3 weeks after I sent my submissions did I even get automated response acknowledging the submissions, and about another week later
until I got emails stating they've actually reviewed them consciously. By then it was too late, they had sawed off the BOP.
In today's economic scenario of unemployment and joblessness, they should have had no problem hiring a small call centers worth of people to process
the ideas. They apparently didn't. So in effect we all wasted our time and passion.
Looking into the future, I refuse to have BP come out as an industry leader after all of this. So today I'm hoping to rally even more than before
into focusing on how to prevent this.
Obviously, we need for BP to not retain closed ownership
of our 100,000+ ideas. Even bigger, the idea of companies that drill for oil also
standing to gain profits from the cleanup efforts are a major conflict of interest.
It all starts with public pressure on Congress. Here are their phone numbers for starters:
Perhaps direct calls to Congress from those at this juncture won't be enough. What else can we do?
If the government doesn't intend to build the premier oil response outfit that BP stands to then these ideas need to be made totally public for
private companies that will. After finally seeing videos about Mr. Costner's cleanup machine I know they're out there. In fact, the ideas should
have been browse-able online from the very beginning.
[edit on 26-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]