posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 10:19 AM
reply to post by Flavian
I think you would make some good points here if we were talking about an incident perhaps overblown or being hammered because it happened in a
politically sensitive area and not for the sheer scale of criminal conduct.
Now first, what other event in the history of Earth ranks as bad as this one for environmental damage related to the release of industrial material?
I'll even keep that vague to cover non-oil issues.
In sheer numbers, this ranks #1 or #2 largest oil release in history. In release of toxic chemicals by the builk container, like Corexit, it's gotta
rank up there near the top as well.
In terms of others being let off easy, where has this happened? I think Exxon feels a little raw, to this day, for what they were made to pay and do
for their drunken captain on-board the Valdez. (some say they still got off too easy. Perhaps they did, too)
it's not about "making them pay" for some pain issue. In fact, the whole PROBLEM is that we seem to look at this as a question of "have they paid
enough??". Well, I have just one question to that...
IS IT CLEANED UP YET? While the answer to that is no, then the question of whether they have paid enough is also no. When it's cleaned up, they've
paid enough and the deal is a closed nightmare in the history of industrial accident.
They seem content to say there IS no more problem there....while state and local officials don't just SAY that's an outright lie, they sue BP on
their own in separate cases over that very issue (I have another thread covering one of those cases which is running right now.)