Monday, May 24, 2010

Obama running out of patience as BP misses oil slick deadlines.

It's long overdue, but Obama's patience with BP appears to be running out and he is now threatening to remove them from the operation to halt the oil spill in the Gulf and to simply send them the bill later.

Oil continued to pour into the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, as President Obama's Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, told reporters he was "angry and frustrated" at BP's apparent inability to cope with the catastrophe, which began almost five weeks ago, and still has no end in sight.

"We are 33 days into this effort, and deadline after deadline has been missed," he said, after visiting the firm's US offices in Houston. "If we find they're not doing what they're supposed to, we'll push them out of the way. This is an existential crisis for one of the world's largest companies."

Mr Salazar's stern comments came amid growing political pressure on BP, which again admitted that it has underestimated the scale of the leak. According to the company's latest worst-case scenario, it may not be possible to cap the spewing Deepwater Horizon oil well until some time in August.
BP is clearly out of it's depth here and Obama needs to do something to stop this environmental catastrophe.

33 days on it is very clear that BP simply don't know what to do and have been lying about the scale of the disaster we are witnessing.
An effort to cap the ruptured pipe 5,000ft beneath the sea with a mixture of heavy soil and cement, which was originally due to begin last night, has been delayed until Tuesday. If that doesn't work, the firm will try to execute a "junk shot", in which it will try to plug the hole with old car tyres, golf balls and human hair.
They really are scraping the bottom of the barrel now, it is time for Obama to push them aside and do whatever it takes to stop this nightmare.

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