BP didn't consider hurricanes in its Gulf oil spill response plan

There are 20 comments on the Alabama Live story from Jun 30, 2010, titled BP didn't consider hurricanes in its Gulf oil spill response plan. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

Rep. Edward Markey says BP's disaster response plan for an oil spill doesn't mention hurricanes or tropical storms.

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proressive libertarian

Maxton, NC

#1 Jun 30, 2010
and how the #### did BP get as big as it did again?

*facepalm*
BHOSux

Denver, CO

#2 Jun 30, 2010
Neither did Obama.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#3 Jun 30, 2010
BHOSux wrote:
Neither did Obama.
Actually, they did warn that storm season is coming which will make things worst.

I think its the "drill baby drill" crowd that assumed everything will go well with oil drilling.

Those who believed record-level taxcuts for BP, and less regulation on big oil would be good for America didn't think about the worst.

Those thought requiring back-up systems would "handcuff" oil companies, and trusted the oil companies would do whats in the best interest of America, didn't think about the worst.

Those who want to open up ANWR to BP...are not thinking about the worst.

Those who blasted the Admin for pushing us and investing in other alternatives, didn't think about the worst.

But lets blame that admin that said we have to find a better way. Those who preached "drill baby drill" just lay low for now. You don't want to be blamed for your stance when the President can take the hit for you.

Drill Baby Drill!..lets trust ANWR to BP and other oil companies. Yeah right.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#4 Jun 30, 2010
"It would be helpful if we opened up ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge). I think it's a mistake not to. And I would urge you all to travel up there and take a look at it, and you can make the determination as to how beautiful that country is."

-George W. Bush, White House press conference, March 29, 2001

Those who defended this thought before, have an uncanny ability to back off from this demand without saying to themselves or anyone else "I was wrong, those who were against drilling in ANWR were probably correct. Lets not risk it".

You don't have to give Dems credit. But we thank you for ceasing with your demands to drill in ANWR.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#6 Jun 30, 2010
Just another nail in BP's coffin. Sounds like they didn't put a lot of thought into safety or the response plan.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#7 Jun 30, 2010
Dismayed wrote:
Just another nail in BP's coffin. Sounds like they didn't put a lot of thought into safety or the response plan.
Which is why I have no issues with safety regulations designed to protect our environment, communities, and businesses.

Some folks were concerned with the propaganda that enforcing safety regulations and backup systems would handcuff oil companies....who, btw, saw record profits in the previous years thanks to taxbreaks.

How much of that break went into things that protect the surrounding environment. Not much obviously. This could have be adverted with a 500k backup system.

And some say we should allow the same industry into ANWR without the regulations needed. Thinking the likes of BP would "do the right thing" on their own.
Will

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 30, 2010
What DID they consider?

Oh, yeah...profits.
Will

Columbus, OH

#9 Jun 30, 2010
BHOSux wrote:
Neither did Obama.
'It's Obama's FAULT, wa-aahhhhh!'

Dumbass.
BHOSux

Denver, CO

#10 Jun 30, 2010
OneRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, they did warn that storm season is coming which will make things worst.
I think its the "drill baby drill" crowd that assumed everything will go well with oil drilling.
Those who believed record-level taxcuts for BP, and less regulation on big oil would be good for America didn't think about the worst.
Those thought requiring back-up systems would "handcuff" oil companies, and trusted the oil companies would do whats in the best interest of America, didn't think about the worst.
Those who want to open up ANWR to BP...are not thinking about the worst.
Those who blasted the Admin for pushing us and investing in other alternatives, didn't think about the worst.
But lets blame that admin that said we have to find a better way. Those who preached "drill baby drill" just lay low for now. You don't want to be blamed for your stance when the President can take the hit for you.
Drill Baby Drill!..lets trust ANWR to BP and other oil companies. Yeah right.
You are utterly clueless.
BHOSux

Denver, CO

#11 Jun 30, 2010
Will wrote:
<quoted text>
'It's Obama's FAULT, wa-aahhhhh!'
Dumbass.
Hey Willy, or is is red wanger? Get a grip. Oh, you probably did already.
koz

Broadview Heights, OH

#12 Jun 30, 2010
Why didn't Markey notice that before the gusher? That is part of his oversight responsibility. Can't he or his staff read?
frank miller

United States

#13 Jun 30, 2010
Oh for God's sake Senator Markey [D-OR] lay off BP!
What the hell have hurricanes, typhoons, or tropical storms have to do with anything, hey?! Lucky the BOP [blow out preventer] did not mechanically fail later in the tropical storms season! We would have oil at all four points of the compass, as opposed to most being skimmed, and drifting to shore by the tides, so it can be picked up! Besides unlike the Exxon Valdez leaking oil tanker incident, whence commercial damages to the environment are still being litigated, BP exceeded the $75 millions in legal maximum damage claims, pledging an OPEN ENDED $20 billions dollars escrow fund, for fast immediate FAIR com-
pensation to avoid protracted litigations/appeals
typical of the Exxon Valdez spill, which may have lasted for years, while fishermen would have gone bankrupt, and unpaid deck-hands/ laborers losing their home mortgages!
F.M.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#14 Jun 30, 2010
OneRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
Which is why I have no issues with safety regulations designed to protect our environment, communities, and businesses.
Some folks were concerned with the propaganda that enforcing safety regulations and backup systems would handcuff oil companies....who, btw, saw record profits in the previous years thanks to taxbreaks.
How much of that break went into things that protect the surrounding environment. Not much obviously. This could have be adverted with a 500k backup system.
And some say we should allow the same industry into ANWR without the regulations needed. Thinking the likes of BP would "do the right thing" on their own.
Not if it interferes with the bottom line. That's the sad and greedy part of Big Oil. Seems BP was #1 on the offender list though as far as violations go, then they get waivers for inspections? Doesn't make sense. There's more than one guilty party in this fiasco.

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#15 Jun 30, 2010
frank miller wrote:
Oh for God's sake Senator Markey [D-OR] lay off BP!
What the hell have hurricanes, typhoons, or tropical storms have to do with anything, hey?! Lucky the BOP [blow out preventer] did not mechanically fail later in the tropical storms season! We would have oil at all four points of the compass, as opposed to most being skimmed, and drifting to shore by the tides, so it can be picked up! Besides unlike the Exxon Valdez leaking oil tanker incident, whence commercial damages to the environment are still being litigated, BP exceeded the $75 millions in legal maximum damage claims, pledging an OPEN ENDED $20 billions dollars escrow fund, for fast immediate FAIR com-
pensation to avoid protracted litigations/appeals
typical of the Exxon Valdez spill, which may have lasted for years, while fishermen would have gone bankrupt, and unpaid deck-hands/ laborers losing their home mortgages!
F.M.
You do realize there's a hurricane in the Gulf at the moment don't you? Fortunately it's not going toward LA, MS, AL, FL...but the oil is still going to those beaches because of the high wave action. Who's to say when another one is coming along?
frank miller

United States

#16 Jun 30, 2010
That's the way tides work idiot 'Dismayed Clemont #15'!! Well in spite of hurricane Alex having drifted west towards Mexico, there are still 12 ft.waves also affecting the other seventy-two
>5000 feet deep water off-shore wells, among the 3500 operating 24/7/365 days! What does that have to do with Representative Ed Markey [D-OR] rubbing salt into the wound? If you bothered to watch the CNN interrogations of all 4 major oil/natural gas players, besides BP, like Shell, Chevron, Mobil, Exxon CEO's, Representative Ed Markey himself brought up the fact that each separate "Official
Operating Procedures" manuals, submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Minerals and Mines were identical to each other!!
It is taken for granted that any accident may happen at any day of the year! That was one of the safety aspect Interior Secretary Salazar considered
when he suggested a moretorium on starting the new 36, >5000 feet platforms, before extracting the failed Deepwater-Horizon blow-out preventer, to find out what went wrong! But a Judge over ruled him! So what's with Representative Ed Markey's remarks?!
F.M.


rider

Marquette, MI

#18 Jun 30, 2010


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frank miller

United States

#19 Jun 30, 2010
Who in the hell are you moron 'rider Marquette, MI #18'?????? Everyone of the cases, which I have followed in the printed media, you mentioned above
could have been settled, just like BP did, in spite of only being legally responsible for $75 millions, as per my very clear, cogent, and concise posts #13 and #16, but put in escrow with daily payments, so far totalling over $1.5 billion dollars, an open-ended $20 Billions, even according to one printed AP news source today, as far as $45 billion dollars!! Who are you, some frigging frustrated lawyer beng robbed of billing-hours, and endless APPEALS as with all the cases you listed above including corrupt judges, with these naiive indigenous natives dying of OLD AGE
before they get a penny! My God I've seen Superfund clean-ups tied up in courts for virtually decades because of lousy advice from greedy lawyers, and corrupt judges! Just look at the last West Virginia mine explosion, that killed 22 miners, and the owner had accumulated 735 OSHA
violations that one year alone PLUS continuously
deferred $36 millions in fines, dating back more than 6 years! And guess who was these miner's 92 years old West Virginian Senator who just passed away?!
F.M.
mayo420

Baltimore, MD

#20 Jun 30, 2010
>>BP didn't consider hurricanes in its Gulf oil spill response plan<<

They weren't planning on spilling any oil, why worry about a hurricane?
frank miller

United States

#21 Jul 1, 2010
Correction to my #16 post: " If you bothered to watch the C-SPAN interrogations of all 4 major oil/natural gas players, besides BP, like Shell..."
F.M.
Conservaturds

Lihue, HI

#22 Jul 1, 2010
BP had a Plan???

Looks like their attorneys have been making it up as they go along (particularly the cover their arse part).

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