Hi people, thought I would share this here. I had recently posted a comment on this guy's youtube video, believe it or not he is a sailor. Notice what I posted... my name is 'warspite2' and how he responded. I am totally shocked. I mean here is someone who is sailing in the beautiful gulf and he acts as if he just don't care that BP knew about safety issues but continued to drill and that lead to the explosion. Ruining our gulf, ruining our beaches and islands, killing 11 of their employees, killing several hundred wildlife, ruining Louisiana's coast. Seriously, what is wrong with the very few people who say this kind of stuff that this guy says here? Go ahead and check it out. Also remember this guy is a sailor...
I am not casting blame at this point in time. I have been a proponent of drilling for years; we are a petroleum based economy and will need oil for years to come. My beef is that there are millions of gallons of oil in the gulf and NO ONE is talking about getting the stuff out of the water. Containment boom, dispersants, and workers picking up tar balls off the beach isn't scratching the surface of the problem. This stuff is getting into LA wetlands where it can't be cleaned. Check out these slides to see what's really going on. If resources aren't directed to cleaning up the oil before it reaches shore, our entire wetland eco system will be destroyed. http://www.wwltv/news/slideshows/Birds-drenched-in-oil-near-Grand-Terre-Island
I agree Big Easy, we need oil but we need honest oil companies until we find an alternative..BP has lied to us from Day 1...When they are done in the gulf its time to revoke all of BP's leases and grant them to a company that will be above the board and honest...These guys need criminal sentences and not in no Country Club Jails but our state prisons from the states they lied to.. Tony meet bubba
Amen, I couldn't agree more. Only addition is that this happened in Federal waters under Federal control. Should throw some of the Washington bureauocrats who failed to do their jobs in jail along with the BP guys.
Again, I emphasize that the Feds just are not giving this the attention that is needed. This is a catastrophe that is getting worse by the day. The relief wells will not be completed until August at best. By then we may have another 60 million gallons of oil floating out there. The oil industry is best at shutting in this well, but where is the Federal cleanup response?? This oil isn't going anywhere with Presidential visits and subsidy payments. We are 6 weeks into this and no serious cleanup plan has been put into action. It is going to take years, similar to Alaska, to cleanup this mess.
Funny how every scheme they have had to stop the spill only allows BP to siphon oil for profit...Where are the super tankers and skimmers???..Then we have a no fly zone over the spill area at 3000 feet so the press cant see what new lies they are telling..
We cant believe a word BP says ,they showed us that so far, how can we believe they will pay?
Time to sieze their Assets in the gulf and use the money from their platforms and refineries to pay for the Gulf Coast...When all is paid for and clean...then and only then can they have them back...
I am not casting blame at this point in time. I have been a proponent of drilling for years; we are a petroleum based economy and will need oil for years to come. My beef is that there are millions of gallons of oil in the gulf and NO ONE is talking about getting the stuff out of the water.
Among the status updates for today are:
"More than 2,700 vessels are responding on site, including skimmers, tugs, barges, and recovery vessels to assist in containment and cleanup efforts—in addition to dozens of aircraft, remotely operated vehicles, and multiple mobile offshore drilling units.
Approximately 2.16 million feet of containment boom and 2.39 million feet of sorbent boom have been deployed to contain the spill—and approximately 682,000 feet of containment boom and 2.4 million feet of sorbent boom are available."
Looks more like they are too busy working to talk or this just doesn't make good headlines
Containment boom is a joke. It may work in a small body of water to control a minor spill. With the massive amount of oil in the open waters of the gulf, oil is going over the boom as well as under. NOTHING is being done to pickup the oil that is sitting in the water. We have a few feet of oil that inundating our wetlands. You come down here and see for yourself the amount of oil that is washing into the marshes and the amount of wildlife that is covered with oil & dying, then tell me about how effective the response has been. By August we will have over a hundred million gallons of oil floating out there. Do you really think that containment boom and skimmers are going to solve the problem. The governor of LA requested for berms to be built along our barrie island to mitigate oil getting into our wetlands. It was initially refused because the 300 million dollar cost didn't fit into the cleanup budget!!! Funny thing is that we threw away a trillion dollars to bail out the wall street banks and pay bonuses to the crooks who caused the country's financial crisis However, we don't have the finances to deal with this oil crisis. LA should tax every gallon of oil and every cubic foot of gas that is being produced onshore & offshore. Then maybe we will be able to save our coast. If we have to rely on BP and the Feds, we are history.