Killer Cheapskate Tale (BP)


#2 Jul 7, 2010
Maybe Al Gore can explain just what kind of a "carbon footprint" BP makes!? Or, just how all these various emissions (including GOM massive methane pollution) compare to the evil CO2???
Big Sully

United States

#3 Jul 7, 2010
I think Al's a little busy these days-

But, if he wasn't so busy defending his good (haw-haw) name....

He'd probably say we drive too much, so we need a new tax to offset the damage we caused by running our cars.


#5 Jul 7, 2010
Annon post:

""Another Charge Against BP:

Uncontrolled Release of Airborn Carcinogens

In an event eerily paralleling the spewing well in the Gulf, it is now reported that, beginning April 6 and lasting for 40 days and 40 nights, the BP refinery in Texas City (the same one which exploded in 2005) "spewed thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals" into the air. This is because BP decided to continue operations (making money) while also making repairs to the facility, rather than institute a temporary shutdown of the plant. Shutdowns, you see, even partial ones, in addition to reducing income, will get noticed by the financial press, and have an effect on the company's stock price.

The failure occurred in a hydrogen compressor, which was designed to trap gases in the "ultracracker" unit at the center of the refinery. Rather than shut the unit down, BP chose to ignite the escaping gases, a combustion process it knew to be incomplete.(California, for example, restricts the "flaring" of process gases except in emergency situations.) According to ProPublica, the escaped (unburned) chemicals included "17,000 pounds of benzene, a known carcinogen; 37,000 pounds of nitrogen oxides, which contribute to respiratory problems; and 186,000 pounds of carbon monoxide." BP, which "discovered" the severity of the release only on June 4, now admits to a total of 538,000 pounds of escaped gases.

Last year the Texas state attorney general filed a lawsuit against BP, alleging 53 separate counts of excessive emissions, resulting in a similar total of toxic gases. 14 days after this event started, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf, killing 11 workers. There is no word on how the refinery event ended.""


Atlantic, VA

#6 Jul 10, 2010
OUR inspecters reported to OUR governmant weeks
before this explosion happens, "there were problems
that needed fix". And what happened, "they fluffed
it off as not important"!
When we pay these people to look for problems, and
they do, report it and nothing is done, "WHO IN THE
What some won't do to get the subject off those
The federal gov. job is to keep us safe. Is that
a joke? Hes sueing a state that is trying to do
just that. Nothing will ever stop him, UNTIL,
it affect those who still think it ALL the fault
of someone else.... DUMB meets and HUGS Dummer.

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