They were smart enough to dig the hole to the oil that’s destroying the Gulf of Mexico. But when it comes to closing the hole, BP and its crooked cronies Transocean and Haliburton can only whine, “We don’t know if we can. It’s a WHOLE MILE under water!”
What’s going on is obvious. They haven’t really WANTED to seal the well because they hope to tap it again, instead of starting over somewhere else.
And now we’re hearing that unexpected stuff spewed from that rig at least three times right before it exploded. Big red flags everybody ignored. Gee, when have we ever seen Corporate America oblivious to all warning signs before a disaster?
Can you say, “Every time?”
I’m sure the Gulf Coast inhabitants watching their world get slimed would concur when I say to BP and the federal government…
Enough with the useless investigations! Shut off that damn well FIRST, ask questions LATER!
Matt Lauer on the Today Show lit into BP’s CEO, Tony Hayward. Hayward admitted he blew off Shell’s past president, John Hofmeister, who suggested they bring in supertankers to filter the oil from the water before it hits land, like the Arabs did with a bigger spill in the Arabian Gulf.
Guess Hayward would only consider that if his oil were filling the English Channel and the Queen was miffed.
Instead, BP plans to pump a mud-like substance into the hole, and then concrete, a strategy that has a 50-50 chance of working and could make things worse.
My suggestion is to use robots (like the ones that brought up stuff up from Titanic, which is 2 miles under water) to clear away debris from the leak, then bring in the biggest, heaviest slabs of concrete man can create and just drop them on the hole. Smash that sucker flat so nothing can ever escape.
I’m guessing they haven’t tried anything so straightforward and simple because it would 1) be a permanent fix, and 2) look so easy, people would be asking, “Why didn’t you do that a MONTH ago?”