Every major oil company has had tragedies occur. BP knew they were going to be ones to take the fall so they did what was in their best interest. I find it hard to believe any driller/toolpusher would allow a valve to be "badly" installed. It's a valve, it either works or it doesn't. Again, what were the inspectors looking at? Sounds like you're saying that everyone knew the valve was faulty and just didn't care. That is silly. You just want to demonize the big oil companies. Make that all big companies. If the well wasn't up to standards then the inspectors failed as well as the valve. Oh, how could I have forgotten your hatred for Cheney? Let me guess, you think Halliburton did this on purpose to make Obumbler look bad. LMAO!<quoted text>
You're not too aware of what's going on at home, are you? A crucial Halliburton-manufactured valve was faulty and apparently badly installed, and BP knew about it, pleaded "no contest" to negligence and paid a $4 billion fine. You wrote "The deck of a well is no place for sissies". Of course it is not, as it's risky and hard work. BUT, risk is risk. BP knew there was a problem, yet did not shut down the platform for repairs to valve and put the entire crew's lives at UNNECESSARY risk. Yes, there is risk, but not that kind of risk where you know the whole thing may blow up and still just stand by. Remember, BP pleaded guilty and paid a hefty fine. Pleaded no contest to avoid jail. How come you and none of your right wing birther buddies didn't ask for heads to roll as is no doubt correctly asked for Benghazi.
Ok, let's have your diatribe now.
*The fault with the valve might have only been visible through X-rays.