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With the BP oil spill do you think BP is responsible for this environmental tradgedy?  If yes, why and if no, then who is responsible?

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      Tuliplady wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • Of course BP is responsilbe.  But so is the gas guzzling American public and so is our government that approved deep-sea drilling but won’t allow drilling in the Alaskan wilderness.

      It may be a BP well, but it could just as easily been any other oil company.




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      Max0125 wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I agree with Tulip! I think right now we have to concentrate on creating solutions such as focusing our energy on cleaning up the environment, decreasing our dependency on oil and creating greener energy sources rather than adding to the problem. That said, I do think that BP should be penalized heavily and be responsible for the mess they created. Eventually, I do believe that good will come out of this tragedy in that the oil industry will have reform in regards to safety and environmental protection.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I agree with TL but also want to add that WE are ultimately responsible for not demanding safer practices and solutions to problems. Someone in the know had to know enough to bring awareness.  

      And now who, what and how much will be effected and for how long?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • Annie do they know how even?




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      Angelcart wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I believe Transocean is just as much to blame.  The whole thing is very sad.frown




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      Paris Mano wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • It really doesn’t matter who to blame at the moment...there will be plenty of time for that.

      Right now the leak must be stopped.  

      If you listen to the news about the cleanup people....they are practically none existent. The ones that are cleaning up have been told they cannot talk to anyone!! Hmmm....wonder why.

      Where are the protesters???




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • Well lets see, first we have to do a study on how to stop the leak then we have to do a study on how to contain the leak then one on which area will need to be cleaned up first then one on how to do it and one to test all the wildlife and one to Oh hell do you see where I am going with this.  RED TAPE.  You can’t even fart with out the EPA saying that they need a study on it.  Have you ever wonder why it has taken New Orleans so long to get things cleaned up there?  RED TAPE.  There is hardly any action because they have to do their studies first.




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      Trudy S wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I haven’t heard a thing about the 11 people who were killed on the rig.  Does anyone have any news on them?




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      Kmarie wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • Transocean, BP oil hal... something escaping my mind they are all responsible. I will not forget watching the officals from these companies testifying and passing the blame off on the other two. They all are to blame and should all pay for it.




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      Kyah wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • BP is responsible for this spill, just like Exxon was responsible for the Valdes disaster years ago. However, we are all responsible because we did not demand the government set guidelines and put in safety precautions for when situations like this happen. The clean up is a slow pain-staking process and I have a feeling Mother Nature will do a number during hurricane season. We’ll be seeing oil balls all the way here in NY.

      Yes there was a memorial this past weekend for the 11 people who died during the oil rig explosion.




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      Marilyn09 wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • I dont watch the news so when I heard people talking about it today I was so shocked that they cant stop the leak. I heard something about this like a month ago. And they still cant stop the leak?

      I worry about the future. Then I wonder how can this go unnoticed by everyone until today?

      What happened today that was different than last week?

      How can no one care until today?

      I am definately in shock over this.

      Bottom line I think the presidents and country leaders dropped the ball.




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      Marilyn09 wrote Jun 3, 2010
    • oh...
      No one is to blame. It was an accident.




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      Anonymous wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • For very specific details, check out the BP website.  Lots of news about the cleanup efforts.  You can even watch the ROV’s if you are really interested in the progress of the work on the BOP and LMRP.  No one can say there isn’t enough information out there.  You just have to go look at it.

      Who is responsible?  It’s a very complicated issue.  Before pointing fingers, consider that all of us share in this.  At least to some degree, we all have to accept some of the responsiibility, as we are all consumers of products created by the petrochemcal industry.  

      But with regards to this particular accident, it will be years before we know exactly.  There are many, many companies involved in this, most you’ve not even heard mentioned in the news.

      Sidenote: Posting these comments anonymously out of fear, being connected to BP Subsea.  Don’t expect any sympathy from anyone, just offering an explanation.




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      Tamra wrote Jun 5, 2010
    • Actually, the people who make a living in the oilfield eagerly want to continue to “drill, baby, drill.”  They are very upset that the president has put a stop to all drilling in the Gulf.

      There’s even a facebook page with thousands of members titled “I support the oilfield because the oilfield supports me.”  People want to know why they are being punished for someone else’s error.  

      Gotta say, it’s hard to justify the loss of their jobs and income when they’ve done nothing wrong.  And heaven knows the current economy sure doesn’t offer any jobs to fall back on until the oilfield is working again.  Just seems to be a move that makes a bad situation even worse.




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