Sunday, May 23, 2010

No, no, no, no, no. There is PLENTY of blame to go around, especially, to Republicans. Louisiana has always put Wall Street first and citizens last. This should not be a surprise to Jindal.

The tragedy that has now destroyed the Gulf Coastline and entered the global circulation is very clear.

The Republicans, under George Walker Bush, departed from recognizing Human Induced Global Warming as a reality, never developed alternative energies ENOUGH to replace oil and gas, threw abandon to the regulation of the Petroleum Industry, sold oil and gas rights to the Petroleum companies BEFORE they ever researched their technology at one mile down.

This is NOT about any response in an ocean of water that is too turbulent to control, this IS however, about the policies of Republcian legislators at all levels including State govenrments that don't care about the Small Business Owner of a fishery and lends only LOYALTY to the Wall Street polluters that don't care about anything except their profits.

This cataclysmic event didn't happen since January 20th of 2009.  It was a disaster waiting to happen no different than the indulgences of the Republicans of the Wall Street Banks, since the years of Bush and Cheney.  Those leases were sold before 2009.

The only thing that is going to end this, is a set of torpedo strikes to close the rupture.

The Republicans have held a majority for far too long and all these problems are a DIRECT result of their polices.  Direct result. 

If Jindal wants to blame anyone, he can start by looking straight at his favorate mirror and realize he never had enough concern to even EXPLORE the potential for this to happen.  He is directly to blame along with a host of others.  The well being of the people of Louisiana should be his primary concern, not the bottom line of the Petroleum Industry.  He has destroyed his tax base both from fisheries and oil.  He did.  He, the Republican Governor that never cared to realize this potential is responsible.  It is time for them all to say so. 

End of discussion.

Release date: 06 June 2007 \
OUSTON, TX BP Exploration & Production Inc. (NYSE: BP) announced today a hydrocarbon discovery in an exploration well that tested its Isabela prospect in the Gulf of Mexico. The well is located on Mississippi Canyon Block 562 in approximately 6,500 feet of water, about 150 miles southeast of New Orleans. Isabela was drilled to a total depth of approximately 19,100 feet into Miocene era sands.

“Isabela is an excellent addition to our portfolio of discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico” said Dave Rainey, BP’s Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Exploration. “It will likely be tied back to our Na Kika production platform, helping to maximize the value of that infrastructure.”

The well is operated by BP Exploration & Production Inc. with a 67% working interest and is co-owned by Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) with a 33% working interest. The lease was acquired at federal OCS Lease Sale 169 in March, 1998....

Tweets.  Jindal's answer to preparedness is 'tweets.'

Louisiana State Preparedness Office Reaches Out & Thanks Its Oil Spill Response ‘Tweeps’
May 11th, 2010
I just wanted to mention something quickly, which I thought was a nice – albeit small – touch. The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has a Twitter feed @GOHSEP which has been very active during the oil spill response. It has been distributing a lot of spill-related information for the public, and has asked its ‘tweeps’ to retweet their announcements. What I found striking is that GOHSEP has been thanking each person who did so by mentioning their Twitter name on its feed....

It is at least the equivalent of having Reilly on a commission to bring about insight, preparedness and justice.
A joke. 

The response by industry and government alike has been a joke on all levels.

The marine mammals have come to terms with the fact they can't swim through the Gulf and survive, so they are beaching exhausted. Very smart mammals.

A beached sperm whale lies in the surf near Port Aransas, Texas, on the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2008.

I am sure they figure they are at least alive and hoping some human will help them stay that way.  Can't even consider pushing them back into the Gulf Waters, now can you?  The only option is to transport them to the Atlantic side of Florida in hopes they will find their way out to sea.

...Right now between 1,400 and 1,660 sperm whales live year-round in the Gulf of Mexico, making up a distinct population from other Atlantic Ocean groups, in which males make yearly migrations....

David Janka of the conservation group WWF shows off an oil-stained glove after reaching into a hole on Eleanor Island in Alaska's Prince William Sound on February 6, 2009.
Dead Gulf Sperm Whales Hard to Tally
Some experts worry that the Gulf oil spill could be as damaging to sperm whales as the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was to killer whales in Alaska's Prince William Sound....

Well, you know they are headed for extinction anyway, so why bother.  With BP, Transocean and Halliburton helping they can be pushed over the edge easier.  Drill here, Drill now.  Is the second BP hole nearly ready, because, I am expecting the methane to blow sky high like the first one and we'll have two human induced oil seeps instead of one.

...Even now, that killer whale population has yet to recover and will likely go extinct in a few decades, Matkin said....

The States and Federal Government have no control over BP? I know why not appoint a commission with Bush Oil Czar on it?

Terrance Castle of Houma, La., wipes off sweat while cleaning up the oil on a beach near ElmerÂ’s Island, La. BP hired workers to clean beaches in southern Louisiana, where oil is 2 inches thick in some places. (Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / May 22, 2010)

...Reporting from Los Angeles (click title to entry - thank you) and Elmer’sBP has rebuffed demands from government officials and environmentalists to use a less-toxic dispersant to break up the oil from its massive offshore spill, saying that the chemical product it is now using continues to be "the best option for subsea application."...

The state governments and EPA Secretary Lisa Jackson have lost all authority to stop the plutocracy of Wall Street.  Polluting the USA waters and coastal communities is now licensed.

...US President Barack Obama has named the men charged with investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Former Florida senator Bob Graham and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator William K Reilly will lead the presidential commission panel.
Graham, a Democrat, is a former Florida governor and senator Reilly ran the EPA under Republican president George W Bush. His tenure included the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska....,0,907236.story