Pointing fingers don’t cap wells

3 thoughts on “Pointing fingers don’t cap wells”

  1. The longer they wait, the more time they have to come up with lies to cover their asses. Now IS the time to investigate.
    The lies have been on file for years. And they’re having a helluva time trying to hide that giant smoking gun in the gulf. I’m not worried about anyone weaseling out of this any time soon.

  2. I’m with Pied Type. If these oil companies and their contractors didn’t already have a government imposed limited liability, it wouldn’t matter who is at fault. Besides, I wouldn’t be surprised if the next deal congress dreams up didn’t obligate my grand children to pay for both the clean up as well as another bailout when these companies go bankrupt failing to do the clean up that’s required. I can almost see the next bill’s title: Congressional
    Regulation Of Companies Keeping Oil From Causing Reoccurring Atrocities Permanently
    Clever. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  3. I agree with you, but you left out one important ‘finger pointer’: the U.S. Government. They have a role in enforcing the safety of both the workers and the environment, and they’re CYA and pointing fingers at the companies. They’re all in the same boat (or well).

    Enough fiddling. They all need to address this problem and figure out how to avoid it in the future.
    I thought my condemnation of the government was implicit in my condemnation of the senators. Our regulatory agencies are every bit as much to blame for this mess as the oil companies. Lax regulation, lax oversight, lax enforcement. The regulators have been, quite literally, in bed with the energy execs.

... and that's my two cents