Re: US considers setting fire to Gulf of Mexico oil leakMay 18th, 2010
Too bad there wasn't one central authority and regulatory body to handle environmental matters just like this leak. I can't help but think that a central global governing body of some sort could have prevented this leak, possibly through taxation.
Why not plant some bombs in some shallow holes (yes holes) around the main shaft even before drilling starts and then if the BOP and such fail the bombs could be remoted and that would 'collapse the pipe' at a dept of 100 ft or so. Ruins the hole but no spill. The bombs could be moved with the rig or left in place if fracking is planned for more zones.