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Friday, May 21, 2010

U.S. Needs to Cap the Well

BP needs to stop trying to salvage this well and just cap it.  Or the U.S. Government needs to do it for them if BP is too incompetent to take care of business.  While BP has an incentive to try to recoup their losses and have tried to dome it and suck it up through a straw of a pipe... ask yourself, "What have they done to cap the well and stop it from spewing more into the ocean?"

Nothing.  Haven't heard it mentioned yet.  Maybe they can't do it until they build their second relief well or maybe their shareholders demand that they salvage as much as they can to offset the losses from this disaster.  Maybe their fiduciary responsibility to their stakeholders provides a conflict of interest with all the citizens of the Gulf Region of the United States and other countries around the Gulf.

What would it take for the U.S. Government to say, "Enough is enough.  We are sending in the best and the brightest to stop this problem today." 

Let's demand action from Homeland Security to step in and protect the Homeland.  Not just with booms and dispersants, but submersibles with the capacity to stop the flow.

This is a public health and safety issue that is essential to protecting the prosperity of citizens of the United States of America.  If ever there was a time for the Department of Homeland Security to step up to the plate and demand action, it is now.

Kick BP out of there and fine them substantially for their failure to drill in a safe manner.  Raise the fine limit to something proportional to the damage caused.  $75 million is seriously inadequate to incentivize a company that nearly profits to the tune of $70 million per day.

The U.S. Government needs to step in now and kick BP out.  It is a matter of National Security.  It is a matter of protecting the Homeland.  This is more important then border patrol.  This is more important than bailouts for Greece.  This is more important than volcanoes in Iceland.  This is more important than primary elections between party-changers and teabaggers. 

This is not Obama's Katrina.  This is BP's disaster.  They need to pay for it, but can they fix it?  After the failed attempts so far and the solutions that allow them to continue to gather their precious crude are we really going to wait around for the, 'junk shot'?  Now that's just a kick in the pants.

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