Is Greed Trumping Expertise in Ebbing The Flow?
Excuse me BP, but I have a couple of questions. I know you are kind of busy and all but, are you trying to save that well?
I am not an petroleum engineer but it seems to me with all your failures – Top Hat, Top Kill, and Top Throw Down Some Tires, whatever, you keep wanting to tap the oil gushing out of the broke pipe!
Have you even tried maneuvering a Blow-Out Preventer (BOP), around the pipe and squeeze it shut? Even if you have to reboticly dig down a little to expose unbroken pipe to get a good seal from the BOP. Then lower a dome over BOP, well, et al and fill the dome with concrete – never to be touched again. Then, stay the hell out of the deep water that we can’t get to, you greedy morons!
Don’t tell us it won’t work because that’s exactly what working BOPs were invented for, of course before disasters, not after.
So, why haven’t you tried something like that? Well, I suspect you are still trying to get your greedy hands on all that black gold annihilating our Gulf coast and waters.
Oh another thing, the EPA issued a directive last week ordering BP to find, within 24 hours, a less toxic but equally effective chemical than its current product, Corexit 9500 — and one that is available in sufficient quantities. The directive also gave the company 72 hours to stop applying it to the undersea gusher. Because Corexit has been rated more toxic and less effective than many others on the list of 18 EPA-approved dispersants, according to testimony at a congressional hearing.
BP’s response was the only other effective, less toxic alternative available in mass quantities is Sea Brat 4. However, BP said the Sea Brat product “contains a small amount of a chemical that may degrade to a nonylphenol.” (Nonylphenol is an organic chemical that is toxic to aquatic life and may persist in the environment for years.)
John Sheffield, president of Alabaster Corp., which manufactures Sea Brat, took issue with BP’s response, saying that the company is “nitpicking my product because they want to use what they’ve always used.” (And probably owns too.)
Just this last Thursday BP and Transocean executives told lawmakers that employees on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig all had the ability to stop the drilling process at any time but ignored red flags. Yep, sure enough, sooner or later they where going to dump the blame on “the low man on the totem pole”. Especially the ones that died and can’t defend themselves.
Lawmakers questioned the execs about an argument that took place between BP’s site manager and the Transocean team over a procedure hours before the blast. But both companies said they didn’t know anything about the argument, other than what was reported in the press. Really? Maybe they missed 60 Minutes when Mike Williams, an eye witness to the argument and lived through the nightmare, recounted the details of the “alleged” argument on national TV.
So here’s the last question to you BP; is your undivided attention so squarely on your bottom line that you don’t realize your new reputation is ‘Planetary Terrorist’, or do you not give a gnat’s butt one way or the other, as long as the profits are intact?
And to the government, from the President, to the Congress, to the EPA, stop letting BP have the lead in this situation. We understand the thinking that they should have way more expertise in this arena than any government entity. But apparently they don’t. And instead of dazzling us with brilliance, they are only baffling us with bullshit.
Oh by the way, you changed your name once from British Petroleum to just BP, maybe it’s time to change it again to soften your toxic image. So, how about ……
I see you smiling……..
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