Bp Oil Disaster
Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the gulf
BP producing energy that is affordable, secure and doesn’t damage the environment??? The most vital is the human energy our people bring to everything we do.
It reminds me of the kid whose parents gave him money to go to the store but he lost it along the way-- BP, formerly British Petroleum. BP, originally called the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, is a British-based global energy company which is the third largest energy company and the fourth largest company in the world. If it is owned by the Brits, why is America responsible for cleaning it up? Why isn't America being compensated for the damage done? Are the Brits even concerned?
We just finished crying, I mean started an all out war over the high prices for oil. Talked about how in short supply, dire need to the health of the American Economy…consumers paying hard earned dollars over the critically short supply of oil and over-inflated prices. Prices at the pump are so high, they would indicate that we were on our last few precious drops of oil. It hard for me to accurately describe the seriousness of the problem, without being fanatical.
Then, one of our top oil producing companies develops an oil leak. The leak is so bad that it makes national headlines. And their response is “the ocean is bigger than we think it is”.
Here, this spill has not just damaged livelihoods. It has upended whole communities. And the fury people feel is not just about the money they have lost. It is about the wrenching recognition that this time their lives may never be the same.
These people work hard. They meet their responsibilities. But now because of a manmade catastrophe -- one that is not their fault and beyond their control -- their lives have been thrown into turmoil. It is brutally unfair.
What about the oil shortage? What about the environment? What about the absorbent prices at the pumps? What about the price of oil driving up the price of so many other needed goods and services during the greatest American crisis since the Great Depression? So it is not true, huh? We are not in a recession are we? People are losing their jobs,,,they’re telling lies? I know, you are helping us get back to basics? No, you are helping to stimulate the economy?
Have you noticed prices going down at the pumps. Even though prices are still rediculously high, they are lower than what they have been in long time. The message seems to be, "Spill oil and the price go down"? But who cares, because all we want is cheap oil and prices at the pumps. Boy, for cheaper prices at the pumps, people will do just about anything for some relief.
I water my grass, turn the springler system on, on the wrong day and I am subject to being fined? Spring a leak on my side of the water meter and I am charged with paying for every gallon? Since April 20, 2010 BP has been releasing over 200,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico. BP spills 1000's of gallons of precious oil in the Gulf of Mexico and so what? How much will it cost to clean it up? How long will environmental effects last? Who will pay the ultimate price, how many?
Today, America is responsible for more than 20,000 people working around the clock to contain and clean up this spill. BP employs more than 80,000 people. More than 1,900 vessels are aiding in the containment and cleanup effort, hundreds of scientists and engineers from around the world. This is the largest response to an environmental disaster of this kind in the history of our country. Can we afford such an accident? Can we recover? How long will the effects linger? WMDs.
Where are the terrorists? Who are the reall terrorists?
Reckon our illegal immigrant policy is going to change? We can not afford to do nothing, but BP can.
Something just ain’t right in the buttermilk? These are hard times across our great nation, especially in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast, an area that has already seen more than its fair share of troubles. The people of this region have met this terrible catastrophe with seemingly boundless strength and character in defense of their way of life. What we owe them is a commitment by our nation to match the resilience they have shown. That is our mission. And it is one we will fulfill.
Who can you trust? Look at the birds in the sky! Go with the flow and hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
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The BP oil spill is the worst environmental disaster of its kind in our nation's history. Thousands are working around the clock, including some of the top scientists and engineers from around the world.
We are working to hold BP accountable for the damage to the lands and the livelihoods of the Gulf Coast, and we are taking strong precautions to make certain a spill like this never happens again.
But our work will not end with this crisis. That's one of the reasons why I invited lawmakers from both parties to join me at the White House to discuss what it will take to move forward on legislation to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change, and end our dependence on foreign oil.
Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil, but have less than two percent of the world's oil reserves. Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month -- including many in dangerous and unstable regions.
In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I am asking for your help.
Letter from President Barack Obama Please stand with me today in backing clean energy. Adding your name will help Organizing for America create a powerful, public display of support for making this change happen.
The time has come, once and for all, for this nation to fully embrace a new future. That means continuing our unprecedented effort to make everything -- from our homes and businesses to our cars and trucks -- more energy-efficient. It means rolling back billions of dollars of tax breaks to oil companies so we can prioritize investments in clean energy research and development.
But the only way the transition to clean energy will ultimately succeed is if the private sector is fully invested in this future -- if capital comes off the sidelines and the ingenuity of our entrepreneurs is unleashed. And we can do that by finally putting a price on carbon pollution.
Many businesses have already embraced this idea because it provides a level of certainty about the future. And by pouring resources into research and development, by building new markets, we will reinvent our economy -- creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, for new companies and new jobs all across the country.
There will be transition costs and a time of adjustment. But if we refuse to take into account the full costs of our fossil fuel addiction -- and if we refuse to heed the warnings from the disaster in the Gulf -- we will have missed our best chance to seize the clean-energy future we know America needs to thrive in the years and decades to come.
The House of Representatives has already passed a comprehensive energy and climate bill, and there is currently a plan in the Senate -- a plan that was developed with ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- that would achieve the same goal. This week, I met with congressional leaders to determine a path forward. But this is an issue that Washington has long ignored in favor of protecting the status quo.
So I'm asking for your help today to show that the American people are ready for a clean-energy future.
Please add your name to mine: Clean Energy
Thank you, President Barack Obama
Just when I thought my phone bill was accurate. I wonder how many of my phone calls do they actually miss? --------------------------------------- What one Brit had to say: Being British by birth, I am embarrassed and horrified by the action or rather non-action taken by the CEO of BP (British Procrastination). This man has absolutely no idea how the oil spill will/has affected citizens living in the states doomed to get "oiled".
There is a British saying which so applies to this man "Pull up the Ladder Jack, I'm alright" basically I am fine and the rest of the world can go hang themselves for all I care. This is especially true with his comments "I just want to get my life back" well you know sunshine, so do all the thousand of people you have displaced by your greed.
I applaud the six months moratorium, I also feel that criminal charges be taken against BP and it's Management for not only causing the death of 11 people but for "killing" the wildlife who's habitat is now and will be, a giant oil slick.
Shame on you BP, shame on all the other agencies who make up this Corporation. BP should, as suggested by a Senator, immediately be forced to place at least 10 billion dollars in a fund to pay for the clean up and to give restitution to all those who have and will suffer by this accident. I appreciate that BP have stated that they will honor "all legitimate claims" but we all know that these claims will be in litigation for many, many years while in the meantime the "little people" will suffer the most. The Valdez scandal is still in the court system, some 20 years down the road, I rest my case.
Remember, under the "Stiff upper lip" is a saggy, soft chin, so America, go for the Jugular.............................BP be afraid, be very afraid.
Sheila Oakley-Carpenter, What one British American had to say.
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