Today, with the current state of our economy,including the growing unemployment, and all the people who have lost their homes. How can one feel secure anymore? We all need a back up plan. It’s a definite necessity, especially if you’ve owned a business, or have participated with the creation of a business. All business plans are required to have a back up plan.
That work is centered at BP's offices in west Houston, where hundreds of engineers and technical specialists, representing 160 companies, are assembled to attack the growing crisis.
“there is nothing unique about the situation that was taking place at the time that would have prohibited the (blowout preventer) system from working as designed.”BP said Monday four other solutions for halting the flow of oil from the well are gathering momentum.
“Over the next seven days or so, we'll be actually trying to connect all these pieces up and start up that system,” — Doug Suttles, CEO of BP
The consensus media view is that the three main companies who share some responsibility for the still gushing oil disaster pointed their fingers at each other with no one taking responsibility. That was to be expected, because the executives for BP, Transocean and Halliburton realize there are billions of dollars in potential liability to be shared among them.
Now he can pander to the environmentalists and say, 'I'm gonna shut it down because it's too dangerous.”
This is a change in direction because Obama actually announced earlier this year that he was expanding the allowed zones for offshore work, much to the consternation of his supporters.
In an attempt to divert attention, the Obama administration made a token gesture yesterday—arguably helpful, proposing to split up MMS so that the office that collects royalties doesn’t conflict or influence the office that oversees safety. Fine, do it. But the degradation of NEPA and the acceptance of a benevolent, fraudulent view of dangers and their consequences could have occurred — and does occur — under bifurcated organizations and combined agencies alike.
The fundamental problem is corporate power and influence over deliberately weakened government regulators and policy makers.
There are massive amounts of money at stake, functioning in a political process that allows that money to corrupt our politics and governing institutions. Nothing has been proposed by this Administration or enacted by Congress to fix those problems.
In the meantime, what needs to sink into our government’s collective consciousness is that the BP Oil Disaster has now defined a clear and compelling legal challenge to the deadly inadequacy of every EIS and safety review on which the entire offshore drilling program floats.
The fundamental facts remain folks, and unfortunately, it’s no conspiracy theory. It’s reality.
No agency can assert that we know what to do when it happens, that industry knows how to stop the catastrophe, or that we can contain the damage to reasonable/acceptable levels.
There are a few questions that come to mind, and most people are not willing to face themselves. Who is at fault? BP? Halliburton? President Obama?
The answer is right under your nose. Still can’t see it? I’ll make it simple…look in the mirror. It is YOU who is responsible.
No one ever wants to take responsibility in their lives. Look at the Christians. They are probably blaming the devil.
Ponder that while the dead wildlife inevitably wash up on the shores of Gulf Coast, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.
Ok, so you can work on your perception, and hopefully this will help wake you up, and bring awareness to what is reality. Because folks, this is very real and millions of gallons of crude oil have been and continue to leak into our ocean.
So let me ask this question. What is the answer?
The answer is simple but clear. No further deepwater drilling can legally occur — assuming we’re still a nation of laws — as long as that’s true. We will stand together, united and say no more.
Let that sink in, Congress.
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