Where is the logic that states this won't happen again?
Better than that, where is the assessment of the incident and the PROOF that this won't happen again. There isn't any and yet we are all suppose to believe allowing BP free rein to do exactly what they want will bring about a solution.
Well, there hasn't been a solution yet !
Are we all so desperate for a resolve to this crisis in the Gulf of Mexico that we are willing to believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause?
There are eleven people ALREADY dead and their bodies missing, probably never to be found, and yet we are allowing British Petroleum to carry on as if nothing has happened.
Absolutely NOT !
Eleven people dead and a devasted coastal economy that promises to get worse and no one is even having the dialogue about how TOXIC the oil washing up on shore is to human health. DON'T GET IT ON THE SKIN !
Yahoo has an article that is a good BEGINNING.
Oil spill clean-up brings workers and volunteers into close contact with chemicals that are known to be hazardous to human health. As we deal with the oil spill in the Gulf, it helps to brush up on history.
After the Exxon Valdez disaster, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported an increase in respiratory symptoms, headaches, throat and eye irritation, rashes and other skin problems among the clean-up workers.
More recently, a study of beach clean-up workers and volunteers in Spain after a 2002 oil spill found an increase in DNA damage. The long-term significance of this finding is not yet known. In Alaska, a mental health study of residents one year after the spill found that exposed individuals were more likely to suffer from anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
Here's a summary of some of the scientific studies of the health effects to workers, volunteers, and local residents associated with five previous oil spills:
That is only the beginning. What about the innocent citizens now harvesting fish that are contaminated in some way unknown to them and they'll start to get sick and worse than that even die.
What about the children that are swimming in waters off of Florida as if there is NO POTENTIAL to danger? What about them? BP has not come forward to release information regarding the dispursants and what to expect from them. Yet, the Coast Guard is trapped in to advocating the use of them due to the sad attempt to stop the coastal damage.
Where is a Russian Submarine when one needs them?
We have witnessed the contamination and death of wildlife with results to their death still pending, but, there are no precautions to protect the public from unknown toxins.
Well, the Petroleum Industry indeed seems to have mystified the USA government along with every citizens in the country, save me perhaps.
A "Top Hat." How cozy.
And then there is 'The Junk Shot.' Very amusing. Sort of like shooting hoops. Ah?
The incompetency that is currently engaged in this issue throughout the Petroleum Industry can't be understated, yet, British Petroleum, Transocean and Halliburton (Which was the last company to complete work within 24 hours of the explostion.) are still at work to remedy this.
Well, there is a remedy, but, it has NOTHING to do with the failed plans of these industries. To allow this to continue is to damage the USA Coast all that much more and disperse more and more unknown chemicals into the water column. Where is the logic in all this?
This has gone on too long, the industry is simply playing with the citizens and government of the USA and are hoping to be some kind of hero at the end of the day. The only hero they will be is to show how strategies to disarm the power of citizens can actually work for the industry while people and there economies disappear off the horizon of the future.
Everyone is being played for fools. Everyone.
Go ahead. Become so invested in the myth that everything is going to be alright that the worst case scenario actually becomes a 'grace of god.' Go right ahead.
I think the expression is, "When the lie becomes the truth."
...The shift would be the first major structural change in government regulation of oil and gas operations since the destructive Gulf Coast oil spill that began on April 20. The formal announcement is expected to be made by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at 1 p.m. Eastern time, officials said.
Mr. Salazar will propose breaking up the Minerals Management Service, which has been caught up in scandals repeatedly in recent years and has been accused of being too cozy with the industry it is supposed to regulate. Its current mission includes collecting royalties and negotiating leases while at the same time acting as a policeman, overseeing safety and environmental protection rules....