Quote: Originally Posted by GreenFish66
Why did Obama allow drilling in the gulf?..Was it not an agreement made between him and "certain" Republicans to seal the "Health Care deal"...That was Obama's only mistake...Making any deal at all with those particular republicans..Came back to bite'm in the ***...
After 70(maybe 75) years of age, all politicians should be forced to retire because they no longer have any vision for the future..Only for themselves ...
Leaders who Live hour by hour...Day by day ..Are Dangerous..
Dig deeper into the spill ...I think you'll see Cheney and his ol' Oil Boy's are guiding the PR.B.S..
Here is the real information.
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Deepwater Horizon was an ultra-deepwater, dynamically positioned, semi-submersible offshore drilling rig which sank on April 22, 2010, causing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The spill was the result of an explosion two days earlier where eleven crewmen died. Deepwater Horizon was built in 2001 in South Korea, is owned by Transocean and was leased to BP plc until September 2013. It was registered in Majuro, Marshall Islands. In September 2009, it drilled the deepest oil well in history at a vertical depth of 35,050. feet and measured depth of 35,055 feet . The oil spill may become one of the worst environmental disasters in United States history.
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Obama had nothing to do with the drilling in the Gulf. The decision to drill in the Gulf of Mexico was made years ago.
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterBoy SJP, you really have a way with words. Republicans, Democrats, Right, Left, Bible Belt. Nothing at all to do with the subject. I am sure plenty of people will be in trouble when this is over, but not politicians this time.
What is happening on the South coast of USA is truly horrible and I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.
However, there is a kind of irony here, a poetic justice. The Bible Belt states such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama etc. have been on the forefront of opposition to any environmental regulations. These are Republican strongholds and as such strongly opposed to doing anything to better the environment. And these are the states which will be most affected due to oil spill.
It would be interesting to see if there is any more support to environmental regulation in these regions as a result of the disaster.
Below are a few media reports from September 2009 discussing the BP Gulf of Mexico Tiber Oil Field (external - login to view) find when it originally hit the newswires. This was the deepest oil and gas well in human history, going to a depth of 35,000 feet. Exploratory drilling began in March 2009. Deepwater Horizon (external - login to view) did not commence until September 2009. Only the second story (external - login to view) from Bloomberg hints at the "volatility" related to the find and the need for "caution."
http://www.creditwritedowns.com/2010/05/how-bps-deepwater-horizon-oil-find-was-originally-reported-in-september-2009.html (external - login to view)
updated 7:17 a.m. ET, Thurs., June 3, 2010
The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil (external - login to view)spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?
Decades ago, the Soviet Union reportedly used nuclear blasts to successfully seal off runaway gas wells, inserting a bomb deep underground and letting its fiery heat melt the surrounding rock to shut off the flow. Why not try it here?
The idea has gained fans with each failed attempt to stem the leak and each new setback — on Wednesday, the latest rescue effort stalled when a wire saw being used to slice through the riser pipe got stuck.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37484693/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/ (external - login to view)