posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 09:58 AM
reply to post by StealthyKat
That looks pretty much like you would expect then! (oil leaking from the sea bed).
It is a travesty. However, my issue with it (and why i will always stick up for BP) is that sea floor leaks are fairly common in the Gulf of Mexico.
The entire area is unstable for drilling, therefore singling out BP is just ridiculous in my opinion. This is not to downplay the Macondo Well head
but simply a reflection that it could quite conceivably have been any of the players in the oil game that caused this accident - it just so happened
that it was at a BP well.
When it first occurred, they had an in depth section on Newsnight (BBC). They were interviewing all sorts of American oil people (many with
uncomplimentary things to say about BP). The one thing they all shared though was a belief that no one should be drilling there but this is an
inconvenient truth that is downplayed and in many cases outwardly denied as there are all sorts of economic repercussions should drilling be
My only other problem with this is why all the attention on BP? Other firms have caused enormous environmental damage around the world (often US
corporations) and these just don't seem to get the same attention. Look at the Chevron spill off Brazil at the moment (more drilling where there
shouldn't be any). To someone not from the USA, this smacks of total hypocrisy.
Please note, i am not having a go at those affected by this. I would just like to see a bit of an even handed approach to this whole issue.