Sunday, May 30, 2010

BP Prepares to Take New Tack on Leak After ‘Top Kill’ Fails.

I can't be the only person who reads this...

In another serious setback in the effort to stem the flow of oil gushing from a well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico, BP engineers said Saturday that the “top kill” technique had failed and, after consultation with government officials, they had decided to move on to another strategy.

Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer for exploration and production, said at a news conference that the engineers would try once again to solve the problem with a containment cap and that it could take four to seven days for the device to be in place.

“After three full days of attempting top kill, we now believe it is time to move on to the next of our options,” Mr. Suttles said.

... and want to see every idiot who yelled, "Drill, baby, drill" during the last election eat their words publicly.

This is already the worst oil spill in the US's history and there is no sign that this is going to be solved any time soon.
“The engineers are disappointed, and management is upset,” said the technician. “Nothing is good, nothing is good.”
I'll say... But where are the "Drill, baby, drill" crowd? They should, at the very least, be speaking in public about why this is a price worth paying. This was always a risk of the policy which they loudly preached, so why aren't they defending that policy at the moment?

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theo_bear said...

Drill less baby, drill less

Kel said...