Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wayne Madsen article sums up BP problem
This article neatly and succinctly sums up the BP situation.
Check it out. It’s hard to make a good snip of this one, there’s so much:BP Committing Ecocide on Islands in Gulf (oilprice.com, 7/13/2010)
From environmentalists and wildlife specialists to fisherman and businessmen along the Gulf Coast the message is the same: BP is not only strangling the news of what is actually occurring in the Gulf of Mexico with the oil disaster but has co-opted key federal regulatory and oversight agencies to advance its agenda and that of its oil partners, including Halliburton, Anadarko, and Transocean.
The logistics of the oil clean-up is being criticized because of the over-dependence on deepwater oil skimmer boats. No procedures are in place for using skimmers that can operate in shallower waters of 1 1/2 to 2 feet. There are a number of boats that could be used for shallow water skimming being tied up in port and not being used by BP.
There were even a few things I have not seen before. Read it. Chemically-treated oil goes under containment booms, sea creatures dying, even the barnacles on ships dying. Leaks from the sea bed.. It is hard to read, but doesn’t dwell on anything long.