Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Someone PLEASE Do Something About BP

According to two surviving crew members of the Deepwater Horizon, oil workers from the rig were held in seclusion on the open water for up to two days after the April 20 explosion, while attorneys attempted to convince them to sign legal documents stating that they were unharmed by the incident. The men claim that they were forbidden from having any contact with concerned loved ones during that time, and were told they would not be able to go home until they signed the documents they were presented with.

Unbelievable! And a double whammy on Americans if they are awake -- a corporation AND an oil drilling company. Spinning from the moment the disaster hit, and they haven't stopped.

In refusing to rely on BP's data on the toxicity of dispersants, Jackson said, "I'd rather have my own scientists do their own analysis."

Finally! The Obama administration has been so lame as to let the samples taken from the ocean to be analyzed for the extent of the oil in the sea, be sent to a facility that, um, shall we say, works for BP! At the time the original order went out, I believe only one city manager said he was sending it to his own lab and not BPs. Good for him. And it's taken the Obama administration what, over a month now, to actually start throwing temper tantrums because of the slow actions on the part of BP.

Actually, it seems more like Congress is waking up. Obama is still sleepwalking through this catastrophe.


Arno said...

BP owns the lease and the drilling rights to this site (and many more). The damn lease and the damn drilling rights are granted by, and therefore propriety of...the government! Tepid does not even begin to describe the response this mealy-mouthed "liberal" administration's response to this shit-storm. Why the hell don't they compel the $#!+ out of these b@$turds to stand the hell down and flippin' comply with orders? I'm so GD mad I could cuss!

Carrie, our grandchildren will be marveling at this when they are grandparents themselves!


Carrie said...

Now the workers hired by BP (the fishermen in the area that can't fish right now) to help with clean-up have not been given boots and gloves or proper equipment to deal with the clean up, are getting sick. After making complaints to BP, BP spokesperson has the gall to say "I've not heard any reports of workers getting sick."

You and I both know this is going to become another government payout, and BP is going to skate. No liability will fall where it rightly should, because corporations rule in America, not Americans.

And for it to be happening in an area that was already devastated by Katrina makes this whole mess simply unbearable to me.