So, when the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement hit British Petroleum and their contractors with 15 “incidents of non-compliance,” BP expressed their hopes that now, finally, Transocean and Halliburton would admit responsibility, quit their complaining and put in the effort necessary to join BP in their current “safety first” environment. “BP said it has taken steps to enhance safety and the sanctions show that its … Continue reading BP: encouraging the responsibility of others…
Bill Reilly, co-chair of the Presidential Commission to investigate the oil spill, released prepared remarks to be given at an oil and gas conference conference in New Orleans writing “There is virtual consensus among all the sophisticated observers of this debacle that three of the leading players in the industry made a series of missteps, miscalculations and miscommunications that were breathtakingly inept and largely preventable.” Oh … Continue reading “Breathtakingly Inept” BP leaves oil on the seafloor
Hello everybody… Typically, I try not to make these things all that personal, usually covering up a lot of feelings with humor, dark cynicism, take a few jabs at politicians while emotionally stepping slightly outside of myself, a calculated distance learned from many years of social work that makes it easier to blunt the emotional impact of what I do for a living, but I … Continue reading The Newer Meanings of Black Friday…sentimental thoughts
This just in: The White House did in fact, not, hold any information back from the American public. They vehemently deny the conclusions of the Oil Spill Commission, the same commission they created. So much for mea culpa’s from the Obama Administration. So much for regaining lost credibility. Despite their own commission’s evidence to the contrary, Robert Gibbs, White House Spokesman said the White House gave … Continue reading So Much for Apologies…
Federal officials and the Obama administration have maintained for well over two months now that all is safe in the gulf: no serious food contamination, no significant risk to air and water quality, no long-term health risks. And all this seems well and good so long as you only ask the government’s scientists. Asking elsewhere, one gets an entirely different story, and from such notable … Continue reading FDA, NOAA Still Not Testing for Heavy Metals or Dispersants in Gulf Seafood
BP’s Chief Operating Officer said today, when asked about charges seafood from the Gulf of Mexico isn’t safe, “I absolutely would not eat food from the Gulf. I understand the EPA says it is safe, but sincerely, this is America, who the hell trusts the EPA in America anymore, especially after 9-11…what? My family? If I’m not going to eat this toxic garbage I certainly … Continue reading BP executive “Absolutely would not eat” Gulf seafood.
Somebody is lying…either Bobby Jindal or Barack Obama. In either case there appears to be 7000 National Guard troops in Louisiana who are not being used; they’re just sitting idly by. If you’re a Democrat my guess is you might say it’s Bobby Jindal playing politics. If you’re a Republican, you would probably say Obama is lying about the resources available, again. But if you … Continue reading What’s the Problem Gov’nuhs?
Let’s review, shall we? Thad Allen: National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill…or as I like to call it, The British Petroleum Gulf Oil Explosion Catastrophe. Since the beginning, he has claimed he is in charge but in truth merely serves as BP’s errand boy. He colludes with BP and the government to keep the oil estimates low and to … Continue reading A Rogues Gallery in Oil, but Then a Leader Emerges…Kindra Arnesen
Well, the top kill failed. I don’t know why this surprises me…especially since Thad Allen said a couple of days ago it was a success. If there is one thing I think we’ve all learned over this past month, it’s that if the head of the Coast Guard makes a claim it is 1. untrue, and 2. been fed to him by British Petroleum. Not … Continue reading Throw BP in the Gulf then Set the Oil On Fire