Thursday, May 13, 2010

Real lives, real economy and they contribute more quality of life and to the tax base of the USA than the Petroleum Industry ever did given all the crime and subsidies they receive !!!!!!!!!

The citizens along the Gulf Coast have had their lives played with and destroyed.  I suppose their solice is that they were lucky enough not to work on an oil rig.
Updated 8:55 am Wednesday May 12, 2010
Louisiana Confirms Tar balls at South Pass
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has confirmed the presence of tar balls at South Pass in Plaquemines Parish. Tar balls are sticky, dark-colored pieces of oil which occur after weatherization changes the physical characteristics of floating oil.

LDWF technicians working with oil spill response crews on boom maintenance around Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) spotted the tar balls that had washed ashore on the southeast side of the WMA .
The state continues to monitor coastal conditions and will assess any potential damage to Louisiana’s coast and wetlands as impacts are reported.

Gulf oil spill: More tar balls wash up; turtles, dolphins found dead  (click title to entry - thank you)
May 12, 2010

10:49 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed Wednesday that tar balls that washed up on the beach at South Pass in Plaquemines Parish, La., are from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Biologists found the sticky, dark-colored blobs on the beach at South Pass Monday but did not confirm that they were from the rig until Wednesday, said Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Bo Boehringer.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, which is tracking the oil spill and its effects on local communities, also confirmed the presence of a dead turtle on shore at the Bay of St. Louis, Miss. Locals also saw dead fish on the beach, an hour east of New Orleans.
On Tuesday, the National Marine Fisheries Service said that dead dolphins also had been found in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, but that such deaths are common in calving season, when they swim into shallow waters. Tests are being conducted to see if the dolphins were affected by the oil.
-- Alana Semuels

And what is Wall Street worried about?  Oh, yeah, the really important stuff, like how much liability are ALL the partners going to have?  No human interest, just, PURE MONEY and GREED.  They should all be so proud.

...Pound for pound, Anadarko may have to pay more than BP. (see link below) ING Bank NV estimated that costs of the spill may reach $7.8 billion. Anadarko may have to pay as much as 25 percent of those expenses, which would be almost $2 billion, if ING’s forecast proves accurate. BP, which owns 65 percent of Macondo and is project operator, is 29 times the size of Anadarko by revenue and almost eight times as big based on reserves available for future production....

So what I was wondering is the reference of 'pound for pound' mean the weight of the peasants that died?  Or the collapse of the industry that won't exist any longer along the Gulf Coast?

Being near a solution is still not having one. Any industry that is this distructive to the environment and economy doesn't deserve the consideration of any nation.

...The Mississippi River Delta and nearby Louisiana coast (image top) appear dark in the sunglint that illuminates most of the image. Sunglint is caused by sunlight reflecting off the water surface—much like a mirror—directly back towards the astronaut observer on the Space Station. The sunglint improves the identification of the oil spill. Oil on the water smoothes the surface texture, and the mirror-like reflection of the Sun accentuates the difference between the smooth, oil-covered water (dark to light gray ) and the rougher water of the reflective ocean surface (colored silver to white). Wind and water currents patterns have modified the oil spill’s original shape into streamers and elongated masses. Among the coastal ecosystems threatened by the spill are the Chandeleur Islands (image right center)....(click title to entry - thank you)

It is completely appalling the level of risk the Petroleum Industry has engaged in KNOWING the delicate nature of the ocean environment in relation to the livelihoods of the citizens of which PERMITTED leases to be written against their natural resources.

There are eleven people dead through no other reason except pure unadulterated negligence and risk taking.  The well head should have been taken into the custody of the USA military as soon as it occurred and an immediate solution resolved. 

This disaster has caused issues now with the National Security of the USA and the Petroleum Industry needs to be banned from drilling any deeper than they currently have DOCUMENTED technology that is known to be effective in prevention of such incidents.

What does the Petroleum Industry think they are doing?  These are the natural resources of the people of the USA and they treat the citizens of this country as if we are a nuisance to them. 

Well, too bad.  There needs to be drastic measures taken against this industry and every day that goes by that it doesn't occur, is another day of danger to our nation, its populous and it natural resources, including economies that have stood far longer as a VALUE to this nation than this mess !

All the companies' executives involved with this should be criminally charged and imprisoned !

Light tan streamers snake across Chandeleur Sound in this detailed natural-color satellite image from May 5, 2010. The streamers are probably ropes of oil from a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico. The streamers surround Freemason Island and arc through Chandeleur Sound west of the Chandeleur Islands. The image is from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

THERE WERE ABSOLUTELY NO government regulations or instruments in place to protect the citizens of this country.  There were absolutely no measures IN PLACE in at the State level either.  This is negligence at every level including that of the USA military.  They don't understand how important the marine environement is to the security of this country?

And to think this industry was allowed to run rampant over our lands and assets as if they didn't hold value unless the precious Petroleum Industy could do as they please without any scientific process to dictate the safety of their practics.  This is some of the WORST governance I have witnessed in my lifetime.