Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gusher in the Gulf

After months of failed tries to cap the gusher in the Gulf, we're almost ready to put a final cap on it, but wait!  We must be sure.  We have to think about this.  We want to be sure it's right.

I just want to know one thing.  Where was all this focus on getting it right, back when they were setting up the well in the first place, before the "accident?"

Or in other words:  why is there never time to do it right, but always time to do it over?

It is brutally clear that BP has no idea what it's doing, and has never had any idea what it was doing.  They should not be allowed to do business until they clearly demonstrate the technical competence required to do business without destroying the environment.


  1. Like health care reform that languished under a Republican blockade for fifteen years, we just don't want to rush into things like this.

  2. And already we're hearing well-placed reminders--even on PBS--about how crucial the continued continental shelf drilling is to the "ordinary" people of the Gulf region. Got to keep those pumps pumping. Can't stall around with environmental safeguards. Got to protect those "little people" from economic hardships!

  3. Even if they can't breathe the air, drink (or swim in) the water, or eat the fish - right.