In all fairness there hasnt been a disaster like this since the exxon Valdez. I remember the Exxon Valdez. Basically a drunk captain fucks the ship on a reef and causes the worst environmental oil disaster we ever had. Shit the nightly news had vids of otters coated in oil, birds couldn't even fuckin fly and people powerwashing shorelines that really seemed the crudest way to handle that part.
The easiest thing to do is blame BP. But lets be fair, who knows how it blew up. And as far as them capping the hole. There gonna have to drill a secondary hole to relieve the pressure and that will take 90 days.
I think this will go down as another historical event. But dont expect that to curb anything. Were too human...
I understand what you're saying but in my opinion there should've been a plan in place for if this were to happen. When you're dealing with something that can harm the environment as much as this you put plans in place BEFORE HAND to stop the leak.
Oh wait, BP and the rest of the oil companies don't give a shit about the environment, nevermind.
Last year (2009) BP spent around 16 million on paying off Washington. 16 million dollars that could've been used to fund alternative fuel research, more safety testing, etc. This disaster is absolutely proof that we need to quick sucking on the oil bottle and use more advanced methods.
Now this shit is heading towards Florida and may hit the coral reef. That is unacceptable in more ways than one. It's just fucked (yes this situation pisses me off), it's all about greed, money before the environment.
^^Sorry we need to drill more? For what a slight benefit in 10 years? As far as I'm concerned, the only reason the "drill baby drill" bullshit came about is because BP and the rest of the oil companies are lining their pockets with cash. "Here's $500,000, all you have to do is look the other way".