Thursday, April 29, 2010

BP

From the comments section of this article:

You know, as a former news reporter who covered South Louisiana and wrote stories on offshore oil rig blowouts, I am absolutely amazed over how British Petrolium has been able to spoon-feed their version of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Further, I am amazed over how the White House, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and NOAA have allowed British Petrolium to woefully minimize this catastrophe for so long a time. Case in point: we just "learned" late yesterday that there was "a second leak" from the floor of the Gulf, and that the outflow into the Gulf is 5,000 barrels instead of 1,000 barrels per day. This morning we read where apparently there is "a third leak" from the floor of the Gulf. Now how can this be? Simply because these types of platforms are used to drill multiple wellheads on the ocean floor--as many as a dozen or more for obvious reasons: to extract the oil more quickly and economically and increase profits. So, Associated Press, New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc. , please ask your reporters why they haven't "discovered" this fact, and demand that they get off their butts and begin doing some legwork instead of relying on British Petroleum's "spoon-fed news"!

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