BP: Multiple companies, teams contributed to oil spill
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#1 Sep 8, 2010
Since government inspectors gave the Deepwater Horizon rig a clean bill of health just 12 days before the explosion, I'd say it's safe to say the Federal Government is (once again) responsible for the catastrophe.
No matter who Obama & the Democrats blame ...
#2 Sep 8, 2010
Whatever the reasons for the fire, whoever is to blame for it, it was the government's responsibility (via the Coast Guard) to put someone on-scene to direct the firefighting efforts.
They didn't. They stood back and watched.
HAD there been a coordinator there then, rather than each ship doing pretty much what it wanted and dumping water everywhere, a coordinated effort would have prevented the overbalancing of the platform and its eventual capsizing.
There was so much water dumped on one particular spot that the rig couldn't compensate for it and it capsized - damaging the line to the bottom and, so, causing the repair to have to be done from the bottom.
Had the rig stayed afloat, with the bad blowout preventer, the recovery team would have had an easier job stopping the leak at the surface.
#3 Sep 9, 2010
I wonder if the feds are still allowing the drillers to write up their own reports in pencil and having the people at the Interior (MMS) trace over them in ink and submit them as true reports like they did when Bush was president? Of course Gail Norton, Bush's appointee, is gone and maybe much of the corruption probably went with her..
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